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February 18, 2013 - Suited for remote viewing of engine rooms, VDO Camera Systems are also able to eliminate blind spots around boat to improve maneuverability and safety. Vibration-resistant systems are available with 100% waterproof housing, 5.6 or 7 in. color display monitors (single and quad screen) that offer normal/mirror modes, and IR LEDs for nighttime vision. Complete program includes mini cameras, rear view cameras, and side view cameras. Rear view cameras offer optional audio input.

New VDO Camera Systems Provide Improved Visibility Inside and Outside of the Vessel

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Allentown, PA, 18106

Press release date: February 1, 2013

•  Offered in several variants as complete kits and components

Allentown, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the marine market, has just released its new VDO Camera Systems for a wide variety of marine applications. VDO Camera Systems greatly increase vessel safety and visibility. They can be used to eliminate blind spots around the boat and improve overall maneuverability. These cameras and monitors are excellent for remote viewing of engine rooms, and offer enhanced visibility both inside and outside the boat.

The VDO Camera Systems are available with either 5.6” or 7” color display monitors (single and quad screen display) that offer normal / mirror modes, 100% waterproof housing, vibration resistance, and infrared LEDs for nighttime vision. The complete program includes mini cameras, rear view cameras for aft viewing and side view cameras.  Rear view and side view cameras are available with LEDs for enhanced nighttime viewing.  Rear view cameras offer optional audio input as well.  Extension cables are sold separately in 16, 33 and 65 ft. lengths.

Several camera kit models are also available, including 5.6” display monitor and mini camera with docking guidelines, 7” single display monitor with mini camera with docking guidelines, and a 7” quad display monitor with two side mount cameras and one mini camera with docking guidelines.

The VDO brand has long been the industry’s choice for rugged and dependable performance, elegant design and leading-edge technology. As with our best-in-class VDO instrumentation, Continental works to deliver the innovation, functionality and durability in every product we offer, not only in the marine industry, but also in the automotive, commercial, power sports and custom vehicle markets.

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With preliminary sales of Euros32.7 billion in 2012, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has more than 170,000 employees in 46 countries.

The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approximately Euros6.5 billion in 2011, 33,000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approximately Euros5.8 billion in 2011, 31,000 employees) and Interior (sales of approximately Euros6.1 billion in 2011, 32,000 employees) achieved sales of approximately Euros18.5 billion in 2011. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future, in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.

Within the Continental 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 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.
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Essentials at sea

Being a former Merchant Seaman, how I wish we had these cameras in my day. Continental have really seen the problems, especially with unmanned engine rooms at night. I do not see forward vision cameras mentioned although I am assuming this is just an ommission because this is equally as important as side and rear, if not more so. The consequences of a boat/ship hitting a large object head-on does not bear thinking about - even a whale ! I am very impressed with the way that Continental and it's largest shareholder The Schaeffler Group are striding forward in these difficult times in Europe. But seeing their current expansion plans take in countries where labour /overheads are considerably lower, such as Hungary, Russia and Asia, it seems that shrewd investments and forward planning are the key factors here.

By John Harmer on Feb 19, 2013 04:14

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