Wireless Engine Interface Works on iPad, iPhone or Any Smart Phone or Tablet

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Chetco Digital Instruments debuts "hand held dashboard"and “digital dash” technology at the SEMA Show 2011 in Las Vegas Nov. 1-4

Now your custom dashboard can be displayed on any browser-enabled device including the iPad, iPhone, and any Smart phone, tablet or PC thanks to the latest Wi-Fi/Ethernet network technology Chetco Digital Instruments will have on display for those attending the SEMA Show 2011 in Las Vegas on Nov. 1-4.

Chetco Digital Instruments, an innovative automotive and marine instrumentation company which specializes in analog to digital gauge and switch conversion devices, has created an enhanced Wi-Fi network adapter with a remarkably small footprint ( 4" X 2" X 2" and a power draw of less then 500mA) that enables users to see all of their engine performance and navigation data on a device such as an iPad or a Smart phone.

"We have designed a microprocessor-based system that creates a user friendly touchscreen PC or wireless browser-based viewing platform," said Chetco Digital Instruments Chief Technical Officer Joe Burke. “This new platform brings LAN/Cloud computing to automotive and marine systems monitoring.”

And all of this is available without the need for dedicated "apps," allowing users to view automotive data from practically all of their browser-enabled devices.
Since Chetco Digital Instrument's new wireless products come with 802.1 b/g Wi-Fi interface and built in Web server, users can design their own display views using simple HTML programming or choose from a range of predefined themes the company provides via the proprietary vDash™ software.

Chetco Digital Instruments has long been a pioneer of user friendly, easily customizable gauge and switch interface products. High-Bright touchscreen LCD displays and vDash™ software allow automotive enthusiasts to select from hundreds of VDO-style gauge device inputs for their custom displays.

“With this browser-based push technology, users can not only view live engine performance data in real time, they can log the data for later review on a PC using vDash software,” commented Steve James, Chetco Digital VP Marketing. "Over 20 days of continuous data logging can be downloaded onto a 4 GB memory stick."

CDI products have been installed in a myriad of automotive and marine applications including street racing vehicles, custom classic cars, racing diesel trucks, long haul trucks, locomotives, luxury yachts, tractors and racing boats.

The company will also be displaying the Apogee Power line of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries for use as power backup for gauge and display systems. These batteries are also used as replacement starter batteries (SLI) replacing lead acid. These batteries offer greater than 8 year useable life, long storage life, improved fuel efficiency and significant emission reductions.

All products can be viewed at Booth# 11675.

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