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Continental offers an Expanded Range of Programmable Displays
Press release date: December 1, 2016
• Multi-purpose range offers solutions for both vehicle and equipment applications
Allentown, PA December 2016. The Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit of Continental, a leading global innovator and supplier of instrumentation systems and components offers an expanded range of advanced multi-purpose display solutions for mining, off-highway, agricultural and commercial vehicles as well as for stationary power and industrial power applications.
The instrument cluster is the main source of information for operators; exposed to high demands it must be extremely durable. Continental instruments and displays feature crisp, easy to read graphics, offering premium image quality and a wide range of user-customizable options. Scalable and robust, our cluster solutions are quality certified. These attributes, combined with the appropriate software, provide the necessary flexibility for every type of vehicle or equipment and task.
These innovative information displays are offered in a range of sizes, configurations and input/output options to provide optimum flexibility for equipment manufacturers. All of the Continental displays can be programmed to display custom graphics and data to meet each manufacturer’s specific needs. The displays are designed to operate in harsh industrial and off highway environments. Depending on the particular display model, analog and digital input / output options can include CAN, EasyLink, Ethernet, WLAN and LIN, as well as audio, video, USB 2.0 and SD card reader.
MultiViu® Professional 12 is an instrument cluster style display. It features a high-contrast, true-color, 12.3 in. TFT 1440 x 540 pixel screen that displays 2D/2.5D graphics. These graphics are developed using model-based programming software that allows designers to create a completely unique look and feel for the display. The display can take the appearance of traditional analog gauges or show animated text, scales, bar charts and symbols. The display can be switched over to a video feed either automatically or on demand. An optional telltale module places 11 telltales at the top of the display and another optional module provides four capacitive buttons below the screen for fixed functions such as reset and illumination.
MultiViu® High is a multipurpose display platform that features a 12.1 in. 1200 X 8800 pixel touch-screen. The touchscreen interface can be completely customized to meet specific applications. Operators can interact with MultiViu High through either the touch screen or CAN joystick. The MultiViu High can be used to display any type of monitoring inputs as well as functions such as climate, navigation and radio. The unit also offers hands-free phone operation via Bluetooth connection.
MultiViu® Compact 4 features a 4.3 in. display that can be easily read even in direct sunlight. The unit is exceptionally rugged as well as water and vibration-proof. An optional Bluetooth module enables the driver to retrieve vehicle information by mobile phone. The screen can also be configured to display messages from a smartphone, such as incoming calls or texts. MultiViu Compact 4 includes 10 telltales and four menu buttons at the screen’s bottom edge. The unit can also be adapted to individual customer requirements.
FlexCluster is another excellent choice in the Continental portfolio. This instrument offers compact design, durable housing and flexible programming for excellent reliability. The appearance of the high quality central monochrome dot-matrix display is fully customizable and can be programmed to show personalized icons, corporate logos, bar graphs and different mask layers. The various interfaces allow data to be processed from two separate CAN buses running application-specific protocols. This enables design flexibility and ensures that all important information can be viewed on the cluster or transmitted to other devices such as round satellite gauges. With Continental’s KIBES® software, the FlexCluster can be programmed and configured to precisely meet any customer requirements.
For more information on MultiViu, visit: https://goo.gl/lZIsEo
For more information on FlexCluster, visit: https://goo.gl/PilcoE
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 218,000 people in 55 countries.
Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 40,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €8.2 billion in 2015.
Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.
Contact for journalists:
Manager, Marketing Communications
Continental Interior / Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket
6755 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, PA 18106
Tel: (610) 289-0488 ext. 4002,
Fax: (610) 289-1766