Dual engine display
Thu, 04 September 2014
Offshore Systems UK Ltd has launched a new dual engine display featuring a high brightness panoramic format screen that displays full detailed information from two engines plus other sensors on a single display.
The unit, which the manufacturers claim to be the first of its kind, uses a sunlight readable high definition panoramic TFT display that is 49.5cm (19.5”) wide and just 9cm (3.6”) deep. This display is ideally sized to show the full engine instruments from two engines side by side in a modern low profile BlackGlass format.
The Dual Engine Display is user-switch selectable to work with Caterpillar, Mann, MTU, Cummins, Volvo and Yanmar engines. It can display the engine error codes from each manufacturer and can replace the engine manufacturer’s displays without infringing the engine manufacturer’s warranty as the unit is being tested and approved by engine manufacturers.
It also shows two or four fuel tank levels, the rudder angle position, GPS time and a GPS compass if no error messages are present.
The unit shows all this data in a very modern and easily readable style with bright attractive modern graphics that match the monitor and control graphics on Offshore Systems’ other displays.
The Dual Engine Display has two J1939 native interfaces built in as well as an NMEA2000® interface for the fuel level and GPS inputs. It is suitable for either 12 or 24 Volt systems and draws just 750mA at 24 Volts.
By Jake Frith