Vessel System Control & Automation
Digital switching systems replace traditional mechanical switches and circuit breakers on board a boat with digitally controlled power distribution modules. These modules are controlled from any LightHouse OS based multifunction displays, from mobile devices, or programmable switch panels located anywhere on board. Raymarine’s LightHouse OS multifunction displays work with digital switching systems from leading providers EmpirBus, CZone, and Böning Automation. When shopping for your next new boat be sure to ask which digital switching options are available.
Designed especially for the marine environment, digital switching systems use rugged and compact digital circuit control modules instead of mechanical switches and breakers. Modules are typically customised to meet the exact needs of the system being controlled, and communicate with each other using NMEA2000 networking.
Digital switching reduces the number of mechanical switches on the boats console. The additional space created allows boat designers to offer owners a sleek and modern console design.
With digital switching systems, boat builders can significantly reduce the size and length of cabling required to distribute power throughout the boat. This makes the boat lighter overall, and can also create a significant cost savings compared to a traditionally wired boat.
LightHouse OS supports rich graphical controls for digital switching systems. The graphics can be extensively customised, creating an experience that is both powerful and simple to operate. Touchable graphics bring vessel systems to life and report status of critical systems at a glance. Macro controls can be easily created to perform normally complex operations with a few simple touches. Changes to the boat’s systems can be easily accommodated with simple file updates.
YachtSense™ by Raymarine is an advanced digital control system affording complete command and control of a vessels electrical systems. The modular design and industry leading safety features represent the future of marine automation.Explore YachtSense
CZone offers a comprehensive view of a boat’s entire electrical system, including complete control and monitoring capabilities. With advance monitoring and trigger functionality, CZone can not only alert captains to a potential problem in their system but can also resolve the problem automatically.
EmpirBus Digital Switching for Raymarine allows you to control onboard electrical and electronic systems like lighting, air-conditioning, navigation lights, wipers, horns, entertainment systems, security systems and much more from your network-connected chartplotter, smartphone or tablet.
The new YachtSense Ecosystem enable complete onboard and offboard integration with all devices connected to the boats network. An install system assures captains and boat owners of the readiness of their vessel prior to, during, and after their voyage. They are always connected to the boat. Voyage preparations can begin before you leave home, and whilst onboard guests and crew can be connected to the boat.Discover YachtSense Ecosystem
If you are a boat builder or system integrator working with a boat builder, and want to learn how to create a Raymarine Digital Switching solution, contact us today.