Yacht Sentinel chooses Actisense as NMEA data connectivity partner
Yacht Sentinel, an industry leader in connected boat technology, was looking for the right partner to launch their revolutionary Sentinel Domotics big data solution, which gives boaters the ability to easily receive all available data on their NMEA 2000 network remotely. To achieve this, they wanted to create a wireless solution that could be easily retrofitted to any boat.
Using a custom Actisense W2K-1 NMEA 2000 to Wi-Fi Gateway, Sentinel Domotics makes it possible to turn any boat into a connected boat by providing access to NMEA 2000 data. The system offers a sophisticated smart switch which can turn the system on even when the NMEA 2000 network is switched off, meaning that all data available on the NMEA 2000 bus can be collected remotely at any time.
Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst commented: “The ability to collect everything from engine data, temperature, water depth, speed, GPS coordinates and more, remotely, is valuable to any boater. What makes the Sentinel Domotics system uniquely beneficial is that, as a truly wireless solution, it can be retrofitted to ANY boat with an NMEA 2000 network, and all data on the NMEA 2000 bus will be accessible at any time. It has been a pleasure to work on this important product with the great team at Yacht Sentinel. They really are your ‘virtual crew member’!”
The Sentinel Domotics system comprises of seamlessly integrated wireless products: A Wi-Fi-router, an NMEA 2000 gateway and the custom Actisense W2K-1. All information is gathered by the system and then transmitted via WiFi or its 3G/4G connectivity to be concisely displayed on the Yacht Sentinel Partner Platform and the user-friendly YS Hub app.
For technical installers, boatbuilders and those in the rental trade, the Sentinel Domotics system is an invaluable resource for maintenance, remote diagnostics and overall boat monitoring, giving users peace of mind.
Romain Devismes, CEO, said: “We chose the Actisense W2K-1 to be an integral part of our system because of their robust nature and Actisense’s global reputation as NMEA experts. Over the last 12 years we have built an entire boating ecosystem based upon our spirit of innovation and service. Sentinel Domotics is the latest in a long line of industry leading products and our experts have been working tirelessly on it for nearly two years. So now, I’m really proud that we have designed a product that really delivers on our vision to be at the heart of the connected boat revolution. Sentinel Domotics is complementary to our wireless security systems and on-board cameras, and adds significant value to shipyards, dealers and fleet managers at an affordable cost.”
Discover more about Yacht Sentinel and the Sentinel Domotics system at https://yacht-sentinel.com/products/sentinel-domotics.