LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sept. 17, 2013 – Volvo Penta was honored this morning with an Innovation Award at the 2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). The winners were selected by a committee of experts from Boating Writers International, and the awards were presented at the Industry Awards Breakfast on the opening morning of the annual boating industry trade show.
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit, which won in the OEM Electronics category, is a fully integrated control and monitoring system that gathers all driver information, including navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms and other data, on customizable, high-tech, multi-function flat-screen displays at the helm station. The Glass Cockpit system makes operating a boat more like driving a modern car, and brings engine control and monitoring into the total boat control dashboard, with a common ergonomic user interface. The Glass Cockpit technology was the result of a joint development program with Garmin.
“Volvo Penta is so pleased to be awarded the 2013 IBEX Innovation Award for OEM Electronics,” said Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Volvo Penta has a long and proud history of bringing innovation to the marine industry. Easy boating has been our driving vision and we accomplish this through seamless integration from helm to propeller. This award represents the latest delivery on that vision designed to retain and attract new boaters to the improved quality of life that boating so uniquely provides people.”
The Glass Cockpit was also recognized as the Best New Boating Product at the Newport International Boat Show last week.
The award-winning Glass Cockpit is on display in Booth 1105 at IBEX, which runs through Sept. 19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
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