Boating Industry magazine has named the Dometic Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) a Top Product of the Year. Boating Industry’s annual Top Products awards program recognizes products for their innovation, impact on the industry and how they advanced their category, or created a new category.
Dometic STIIC is a revolutionary and user-friendly software tool that connects a boat’s Dometic systems such as air conditioning, watermakers, ice makers, refrigeration systems, engine ventilation systems and more to the STIIC network, and interactively communicates with the boat owner. Accessible from a mobile app, STIIC allows boat owners – or their captains or technicians – to monitor all their Dometic systems from one location, such as a car, office or beach house, via mobile phone, tablet or computer.
“Dometic is honored that STIIC has been named a Boating Industry Top Product. With STIIC, Dometic engineers and programmers have come up with a truly unique and convenient solution for boaters: An easy-to-use app that can be used to check a boat system’s status, change its settings, turn it on, turn it off, or diagnose a problem,” said Doug Curtis, VP of Marketing, Dometic Americas. “STIIC effectively acts as a remote control for boats, bringing a whole new level of comfort and control to owners and their passengers.”
STIIC acts as a control point between the boat owner and the Dometic equipment on-board the boat. Products aboard the boat send internet data to secure STIIC servers. The boat owner can access that data via the free STIIC app on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. In addition to troubleshooting, STIIC can be used prior to a voyage to start up the boat’s air-conditioner, ensuring that the vessel is cool and comfortable when passengers arrive to board. It can also be used to activate a boat’s Dometic Sea Xchange watermaker to ensure there is plenty of potable water before setting out.
The STIIC system is easy to set up and understand, but if owners or captains do need help, the same system allows a technician to perform remote diagnostics and talk them through a troubleshooting process without a costly or time-consuming on-site visit to the vessel.
The STIIC network automatically expands as new Dometic products are installed on-board. Use of a product’s STIIC interface is always optional and can be bypassed at any time since each Dometic system retains its independent controls for hands-on operation on-board.
The Dometic STIIC mobile intelligence software also simplifies the integration to ship-wide network control systems. Instead of developing an interface for each Dometic product, third-party software developers only need one connection point to STIIC.
To view a video of the Dometic STIIC, visit http://youtu.be/OBwe8UnLDwM .
The acquisition will bring engine room ventilation to Dometic Group´s global yacht and workboat customers, providing them with a single source for their air conditioning and ventilation needs
Pompano Beach, Fla.– Oct 7, 2013 – Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the RV, Marine and CPV (Commercial and Passenger Vehicle) markets, today announced that it has acquired Livos Technologies Inc., a provider of engine room ventilation equipment and systems for the commercial and pleasure boat markets. The acquisition will broaden Dometic’s offering to our global client base with new Marine applications such as axial fans, centrifugal blowers, smoke and fire dampers, mist-eliminating grilles, and electronic fan controls.
“Livos Technologies is an innovative provider of engine room ventilation, and we are delighted to be able to bring it under our umbrella,” said Frank Marciano, President, Dometic Americas. “This acquisition reinforces Dometic’s status as a leading global provider of marine HVAC systems, sanitation systems, electronics and galley equipment. It is an exciting marriage of complementary companies that will result in an expanded presence in the commercial, military, pleasure boat and super yacht markets.”
This acquisition will create a larger product portfolio by now also offering engine room ventilation equipment. Customers will benefit from having a single point of contact for their entire HVAC systems, simplifying design, service and maintenance.
Michael Murray, President of Livos Technologies, added: “I am looking forward to utilizing Dometic Group´s vast resources to assist me in growing these product lines. I have met most of their sales engineers and technical people and I am excited about the prospect of showing our customers what we can do together!”
Murray will report to Ned Trigg, Senior VP of Global System Sales, who said, “We have been working with Mike for about 6 months now, so we are already familiar with their applications. I am so excited to have Mike on board and to have this product line available to our customers.”
Dometic will offer its customers the following new marine ventilation products:
Commercial Grade Fans and Blowers. Livos axial fans and blowers provide cooling and/or combustion air for marine machinery spaces. Materials are chosen with corrosion resistance and weight in mind. Blades are constructed of high-strength PPG glass-reinforced polyamide, with standard powder coating of the fan housing. Fan motors are high efficiency, direct drive, and reversible. All hardware is either marine grade aluminum or 316 stainless steel.
Smoke and Fire Dampers. Dampers close off the engine space in the event of a fire. The lack of fresh air in conjunction with the release of fire retardant can snuff out a fire and save a boat from possibly burning to the waterline. Dampers come in both marine grade aluminum and stainless steel.
Mist-Eliminating Grilles. Mist eliminators stop corrosive salt mist and water from entering the engine room. Each mist eliminator is custom designed for maximum air flow and minimum restriction for a given machinery package, keeping air flow and dimensional restrictions in mind. There are four mist eliminator drainage options: Bottom draining, face draining, horizontal and sump draining.
Pressure and Temperature Monitoring Fan Controls. Controls are available for three-phase fans and blowers, as well as 24 VDC fans. They can be manual variable speed, temperature controlled, pressure controlled, or pressure and temperature controlled. DC controls are temperature based. All controls come standard with fire system shutdowns. Three-phase systems can also have fire damper control. Interface with central monitoring systems is optional.