The comprehensive compass (SSC300) system includes Maretron’s solid state compass, which provides magnetic heading information. This system also includes a GPS antenna/receiver (GPS200) which provides magnetic variation based on the vessel’s position. The magnetic variation is combined with the magnetic heading within the display to provide the user with true heading. This example system includes an 8” touchscreen (TSM800C) for displaying information about the DC system as well as triggering any associated alarms or warnings. Triggered alarms or warnings can be sent off of the vessel using the texting module (SMS100), for example if the boat’s heading is changing (i.e., swinging on the mooring) or the boat is moving (i.e., broken loose from the mooring or stolen). The Internet Protocol Gateway (IPG100) and WiFi router (E2500) allows the information to be viewed wirelessly on the boat using smartphones and tablets and remotely from the shore with an Internet connection.
The following table shows the products included within this example system plus a list of the information or data available for display.
|Product||Description||Available Data List|
|SSC300||Compass||Monitors magnetic heading, rate of turn and pitch and roll|
|GPS200||Cabin top GPS||Position, speed over ground, course over ground, time, date, magnetic variation and more|
|TSM800C||Display||8” Touchscreen displays data in this list and triggers programmable alerts.|
|IPG100||N2K to ethernet||NMEA 2000 to ethernet gateway|
|E2500||Wifi router||Allows monitoring wirelessly or wired onboard, or remotely with internet connection|
|SMS100||Texting module||Sends text messages to one or more phone numbers when any monitored data in this list goes outside programmed limits|
|MCS-25GB||Real Time Cloud Service||Subscription service that allows real time access to the vessel from anywhere in the world with internet connection|
The following screenshots (click to enlarge) are examples of Alarm Text Messages you can receive when monitoring these values.
Boat Moving Alarm
The following components (click to enlarge) are examples of how monitored data can be displayed on the TSM800C using N2KView. The components are arranged on favourite screens at positions and sizes to suit the user's needs. See N2KView web page for examples of full screenshots.
COG Head Up Rose
COG North Up Rose
Course Over Ground Digital
Engine Room Temperature
Heading Head-up Rose
Heading North-up Rose
Lat and Long
Lat and Long Degrees
Lat and Long DMS
Local Date DMY
Local Date MDY
Rate of Turn Gauge
Rate of Turn Gauge Deg per Min
Speed over Ground Digital
Speed over Ground Gauge