Press Release

Press release
VDO Viewline – new products added to the family
VDO instrument series now expanded. New products to be displayed at the Marine
Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam from Nov. 16 to 18, 2010.
Frankfurt, October 28, 2010. Just in time for METS, Continental is presenting new product
highlights from VDO. The VDO brand is not only known for high-quality components in
passenger cars, commercial vehicles and special vehicles, it has a strong reputation among
ship equipment suppliers and boat builders, who value the company’s forty years of
experience in marine instrumentation. Now six new products have been added to the
Viewline navigation family: Viewline Wind, Viewline Close Hauled and Viewline Depth
Sounder, Viewline Sumlog with compass, Viewline Pitot tube speedometer and Viewline
mechanical water pressure gauge.
Viewline Wind displays the apparent wind direction and speed. In addition, if the wind sensor
supports this function, it shows the air pressure and outside temperature. It also offers the
option of setting an alarm threshold for wind speed. The Viewline Close Hauled has
additional features. It displays the apparent wind direction, expanding the indication by a
factor of two. The expanded display allows users to detect changes in wind direction more
quickly and to react to them swiftly. The other display functions correspond to those in the
Viewline wind gauge.
The Viewline Depth Sounder allows users to measure the depth under the keel. Additionally,
it has an alarm for shallow water.
The tried and tested Viewline Sumlog also has new features. Besides displaying the speed,
depth and distance traveled, it now has a compass function.
Two new mechanical gauges are now also available: a speedometer and a water pressure
indicator which operates using the reliable back pressure method.
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Eva Appold, +49 69 7603-2022
-2Multifunction devices have also been added to the Viewline portfolio. By combining two or
four displays they save space, cut costs and minimize the effort required for wiring and
Currently Viewline offers a 2-in-1 gauge (tachometer / trim gauge) and a 4-in-1 gauge
(voltmeter / pressure gauge / temperature gauge / fuel gauge).
Besides offering technically sophisticated solutions, VDO Viewline has versatile designs that
harmonize with any interior. All displays can be mounted flush or with bezels. Dials are
available in two colors and bezels in three colors and shapes.
With its expanded portfolio, VDO offers top-quality technical solutions for custom
instrumentation in motor yachts and sailing yachts. Viewline products can also be integrated
into machinery for agriculture, construction, forestry and industry. Small production runs are
possible for manufacturers of motorcycles and sports cars.
With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009, 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 a competent
partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately
143,000 in 46 countries.
The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approximately €4.4 billion in
2009, 27,000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approximately €3.4 billion in 2009, 24,000 employees)
and Interior (sales of approximately €4.4 billion in 2009, 27,000 employees) achieved sales of
approximately €12 billion in 2009. The Automotive Group is present in more than 130 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 costefficiency.
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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Eva Appold, +49 69 7603-2022
Contact for journalists:
Eva Appold
Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket
Division Interior
Guerickestraße 7
60488 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 7603 -2022
Fax: +49 69 7603 -3953
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