Bright Wolf, an IoT software company and Wireless Research Center affiliate, enters into Enterprise Agreement with Caterpillar
Miami, FL - Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce the next generation Cat® Marine 5 inch display for the marine market. The new 5" display joins the recently-introduced 7" and 13" smart displays designed to integrate seamlessly with the high-end yacht bridges. The new 5" display features an eight push-button user interface, modern graphics, optically bonded glass, High Bright performance, IP 66 front & rear ratings, and multiple datalinks (2x CAN, 1x Ethernet, 1x USB, & 1x RS485). All three new Cat displays will be fully integrated with Cat marine engines and Cat Three60 propulsion solutions.
The 7" and 13" displays feature intuitive touch screen user navigation, sleek edge to edge glass, optically bonded, anti-glare technology, High Bright performance, IP 66 front & IP 22 rear ratings, and multiple datalinks (2x CAN, 2x Ethernet, 2x USB & 1x RS485). Additionally, the new Cat displays include ABS, BV, DNV, GL, LRS, and ClassNK Marine Society Approvals. The 7" and 13" displays will be entering the market in late 2015.
Caterpillar partnered with BXI Industrial Systems' connected systems experts to use Bright Wolf's purpose built IoT platform to form the foundation for launching the next generation of intelligent Caterpillar Marine Displays to capture, manage and visualize data from remote assets. As a result, Caterpillar anticipates improved and accelerated connected customer experiences while lowering operational and support costs.
"The introduction of this new line of smart marine displays strategically positions Caterpillar to continue as the industry leader in developing, distributing and supporting durable, reliable equipment," Merritt Callaghan, Caterpillar Marine Electronics supervisor said. "The Bright Wolf IoT Platform is core to our ability to driving industrial grade equipment operational systems and rapidly responding to the unique and evolving marine market requirements."
Caterpillar selected BXI Industrial Systems and the Bright Wolf IoT Platform based on the company's early expertise with M2M/IoT and deep experience delivering future resistant solutions highlighting Caterpillar's commitment to the promise of total life cycle value.
"As one of BXI Industrial Systems' strategic global accounts, we are delighted to expand our 7 year relationship with Caterpillar, said David Houghton, Director at Bright Wolf. "With the age of the internet of things driving smarter assets and big data, the Bright Wolf IoT Platform provides the ideal architecture to support Caterpillar's industrial strength, exceptionally long lifespan products."
The new Cat displays will be showcased at the Caterpillar booth at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. Stop by Booth #79 to visit with our yachting experts. Follow us on our new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/caterpi
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