Caterpillar Marine Releases GEN II Displays Enabling Seamless Interaction and Simple Operation

Simple Operation at The Touch of A Finger with Cat® Gen II Displays

For Worldwide Release:  March 2021

Houston, Texas – Caterpillar Marine is enhancing user experience with the addition of the Cat® CMD5 (5” display), CMD8 (8” display), and CMD13 (13.3” display) second-generation Cat Marine Displays (CMD). The CMD product line seamlessly integrates with the top-of-the-line bridges, providing a faster response time when navigating software. The new displays are type-approved and environmentally sealed to be waterproof for a wide range of temperature operations. Additional features include multiple graphic skin options enabling displays to fit better into different environments, configurable splash and monitoring screens allowing for better customization of the displays, embedded manuals to help with equipment troubleshooting, Modbus support to monitor multi-engine applications in a single display, and IT camera support allowing visual monitoring of the engine room from the helm.

“Marine vessel operation should be simple, and the controls operators use should enable a seamless interaction and hassle-free experience. We’re excited to offer customers our second generation of displays which are built to last and offer consistent performance even in the harshest marine environments, said Adnan Kadribasic, Caterpillar Marine Product Development Manager, Control Systems.”

Caterpillar Marine Displays are designed to monitor all engine platforms in the marine industry supporting different vessel applications professional maritime use, where reliability and long lifetime are fundamentals for user satisfaction. The three CMD variants provide operators easy access to current operating data and alarms for engines. The configurable screens offer full user customization, visual simplicity, and a wide selection of languages, making operations even safer.

“The CMD8 display we installed on our boat was a great improvement from our previous Caterpillar display.  The updated graphics are easy to read even in direct sunlight and the menu screens are intuitive and functional.  We could not be more impressed and excited about this new CMD8 touchscreen display, commented Dale Britt, Captain of the sportfishing boat, Sensation”

The new CMD displays provide the reliability and high quality of the solutions customers expect from Caterpillar. With a swipe of a finger, operators can easily navigate through information and read important data about equipment onboard the vessel. Operators can also simultaneously monitor multiple engines and essential propulsion system data. Visual and audible alerts notify operators of any engine or transmission problems allowing for more time to mitigate any potential concerns.

To learn more about the new Cat Marine Displays, visit online or contact your local dealer for additional information.

CMD Gen II Displays
CMD Gen II Displays



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About Caterpillar Marine:

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat® and MaK marine diesel, dual fuel, and gas power systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization 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 ekW in marine generator sets. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations worldwide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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