iSea marine bridge display from MAN Engines wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020


Display for yachts and work boats replaces up to seven peripheral devices; intuitive operation

The iSea bridge display from MAN Engines, which was designed for yachts and work boats, has won the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020”, the international award for outstanding quality of design. “The international Red Dot jury only bestows this coveted seal of quality on products that have an exceptional design,” explains the host, talking about the sought-after award.

The MAN iSea bridge display with a diagonal length of 7” or 5” displays engine operation and operating values, alarms, start/stop and convenience functions (e.g. video transmission to the bathing platform). It thereby replaces up to seven peripheral devices and ensures that the control panel on the bridge of yachts and work boats is clean and modern. The streamlined, and now award-winning design has been instrumental in this. The small installation depth and glass surface right to the edge allow the display to fit seamlessly into the control panel. The MAN Engines display uses the same IPS display (In-Plane Switching) technology as the leading mobile phone manufacturers. As such, the iSea marine display impresses with its wide viewing angle and high luminance and, thanks to its IP67 protection rating, can also be used in adverse conditions on open boat bridges (fly bridge). The touchscreen and the simple menu structure allow for intuitive operation via swiping movements. The iSea bridge display thereby combines multi-functionality in a compact installation space with high aesthetic appeal and timeless design.

“At MAN Engines, we have a lot more to offer our customers than just reliability and performance. With the iSea bridge display, we have essentially poured the customer benefits of “simplified operation” and “design” into the mould. We are delighted that this has been recognised with the ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020’,” says Dr Matthias Schreiber, Head of MAN Engines.

In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products for the “Red Dot Award: Product Design”. This saw the number of entries rise by around 18 percent compared to the previous year. Of the products entered, the jury of 40 experts only awarded prizes to those that impressed on the basis of their outstanding quality of design. The assessment process, which lasted several days, consisted of two elementary steps: intense scrutiny of the products and open exchange between the jurors. The experts tested all of the entries – including the iSea bridge display from MAN Engines – in order to assess not only the aesthetics but also the chosen materials, workmanship, surface structure, ergonomics and functionality.

MAN Engines has united its latest engine electronics for marine engines, bridge displays and throttle levers under the product description iSea. All of the components are characterised by the fact that they simplify processes and operating procedures, while also providing a high degree of connectivity, not only with each other, but also with components from other systems.

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