IBEX adds integrated systems display

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This year’s International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference will feature The Connected Boat, an interactive display demonstrating how vessel subsystems can be interconnected using existing network technologies.

The display will be ongoing in the Electronics Pavilion in the exhibit hall at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

"This is an exciting time for the marine industry, as on-board vessel gateways now link to Internet-driven consumer devices for global remote access and monitoring," Joe Burke, chief technology officer at Chetco Digital Instruments, IBEX's partner in creating The Connected Boat, said in a statement.

Burke explained that the show floor display will deliver demonstrations of the ways companies are working together to offer integrated systems, such as cloud-based data access systems.

“Vendors will be offering the newest hardware and software products which link services, Internet platforms, and leverages Web technologies for analysis and maintenance," Burke said.

"It's amazing how many marine systems can now be monitored from the palm of your hand,” IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said. “People expect to be connected, and boat owners are no exception. Integrated systems not only keep the boat owner informed, but they also allow the manufacturer to stay connected to their customer — which is invaluable.”

Information about how to participate is available at http://ibexshow.com/ibex-live.php.