Press Release: World’s First NMEA 2000 Sensor Database Software

11 01 2010


World’s First NMEA2000 Historical Sensor Database Software

Krill Systems Releases New SoftDisplay Gen3 Vessel Monitoring Software

New Features Include Highly Interactive Graphical, History Display, and Control of NMEA 2000 Devices

Seattle, WAKrill Systems, a leading manufacturer of digital marine instrument solutions, announced the release of the new SoftDisplay Gen 3, the third generation Vessel Monitoring Software written to take advantage of the latest graphical display technology. The SoftDisplay Gen3 displays critical vessel information in a concise and intuitive manner with all new powerful features designed for commercial fishing vessels, tugboats, barges, and recreational yachts.

Krill’s revolutionary SoftDisplay Gen3 provides user access to information including support for storing all collected sensor data of existing NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183 and Krill Sensor Pods. SoftDisplay Gen3 displays real-time streaming data, records and stores any electrical, tank and switching sensors throughout the vessel. Utilizing an industry standard SQL database server, up to 6 months of sensor data can be stored and displayed in an intuitive graphical user interface. The interface consists of an overview window that shows the overall trend of up to any 6 sensors at a time. By adjusting a sliding shaded selection window over the overview display, a detailed graph is shown above for in depth analysis of the sensor of interest. Up to the second, real time streaming sensor data can also be displayed.

“For the first time, captains and vessel owners have the ability to quickly spot trends in equipment operating conditions making it possible to predict failure of mechanical equipment before it actually occurs,” says Casey Cox, president of Krill Systems. “Key to reducing vessel operating cost and unscheduled downtime Krill’s powerful graphical display and database helps operators keep track of any vessel condition.”  Most mechanical systems such as pumps, alternators and rotating shafts exhibit gradually increasing operating temperatures caused by impending bearing failure or restricted pump flow due to blockage. Examples of this may be the engine coolant temperature slowly increasing over time, indicating a possible clogged heat exchanger element. Catastrophic equipment failure is often the result of a series of cascading events that is caused by other conditions.

Krill’s digital instrument product line continues to empower boaters by placing important safety and maintenance reduction at their fingertips from any onboard and remote location.

The SoftDisplay Gen3 comes standard with the unique and robust remote monitoring capability which incorporates full telematics support.  When Gen3 detects sensor changes within a specified range, a notification, either by text message or email alert, will notify the vessel operator. Any operator running the Gen3 using their designated user name and password can run the same software from any remote location and view the vessel’s display as if onboard.  Krill’s technology allows boat owners and operators to access critical vessel information remotely through Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite internet connections. Soft Display screens are replicated on remote systems providing full monitoring capability from any location.

Pricing and Availability

SoftDisplay Gen 3 is available in two versions called Standard and Professional. The Standard version has all the features of the Professional except for the historical sensor database with a list price of $495. The Professional version is $2,895. Both versions may be installed on unlimited number of PC’s that are connected to the same Krill sensor network. Existing users may upgrade to SoftDisplay Gen 3 Professional version at no charge. SoftDisplay Gen3 runs on Windows XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7 platform with a minimum processor performance of 1.6 GHz and minimum 2 GB of memory. For more information on SoftDisplay Gen 3, Krill Systems or Krill’s complete line of vessel monitoring products, please call 206‐780‐2901 or visit

About Krill Systems:

Krill Systems designs and manufactures digital instrumentation systems for the boating industry. Our mission is to provide reliable instrumentation that allows intuitive understanding of complex boat systems at a glance, which is extremely easy to setup and use.

Krill Systems Vessel Monitoring Data Acquistion Screenshot

For additional imagery and other editorial requests, please contact:

Lynne Watanabe

(206) 780-2901



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