Caterpillar Launches New 5 Inch Intelligent Display at 2015 Miami International Boat Show

For Worldwide Release: February 2015

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/caterpillaryachting and Twitter: www.twitter.com/catmarineglobal using #CatMIA for up-to-the-minute information on Caterpillar Marine.

 

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About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK™ marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organisation provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100  kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

More information is available at: MARINE.CAT.COM/pr

About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

About Bright Wolf and BXI Industrial Systems

Bright Wolf, founded in 2009, enables solutions that transform people, processes and products through the Internet of Things. Bright Wolf’s purpose built platform, shaped by decades of connected systems experience and augmented by our full spectrum application development, operations and support services, accelerates development and deployment of, secure, industrial strength, future resistant systems allowing companies to harness innovative IoT solutions. www.bright-wolf.com BXI Industrial Systems, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bright Wolf, LLC, specializing in application development, systems integration and solution delivery. www.bxi-industrial.com

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