Perfectly networked: LMC and Truma
Joint project LMC iBus connect and Truma iNet System18.07.2016
Everything from one secure source – the Truma iNet System allows campers to remote control their Truma air conditioning systems and heaters, to operate the automatic climate control and query the temperature and on-board voltage in the vehicle. LMC and Truma have now taken one step further: the LMC iBus connect also enables other important vehicle information to be displayed via the Truma app – completely intuitively and easily.
This joint project by LMC and Truma is based on a bus system by the company Schaudt which collects all information from the vehicle and transfers the data to the Truma iNet Box via an interface. The result is an intelligent networked vehicle that exports the status information via the Truma app in an extremely user-friendly manner. Campers can use the LMC iBus connect and the Truma app to turn on and off 12 V mains and the water pump and also to check the entire vehicle status:
- The app shows the outside temperature and indicates whether there is a connection to the mains supply.
- It is also possible to display the charging status of the starter battery and the battery inside the vehicle including state of charge, voltage and charging and discharging current.
- A water and waste water display shows the filling level of the tanks in 25% steps.
- If customers have the gas pressure regulator for two cylinders Truma DuoControl (CS) and the remote display DuoC on board, the Truma app will indicate whether or not EisEx is switched on. This protects the regulator from icing up at low temperatures. The Truma app also indicates whether the regulator system has already switched from the main cylinder to the reserve cylinder.
"Connecting the Truma iNet System to our LMC-Bus is an important step toward creating a completely digitalised and networked vehicle," says LMC managing director Ulrich Schoppmann. "In cooperation with Truma, we want to assume a pioneer role which is why we will be equipping all next season's motorhomes with the LMC iBus connect and Truma iNet System as standard." Frank Oster, managing director of Truma, underscores this: "This project is an example of successful cooperation that offers customers a considerable added value. They are now in a position to operate all functions in the vehicle simply and conveniently with just one app, i.e. to remote control the heater and air conditioning system and query the entire vehicle status."
The new, innovative features are available in the Truma app via the 'Status' field. They are only visible to LMC customers that have installed the LMC iBus connect and the Truma iNet System in their vehicles.
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