Maretron - Vessel Monitoring and Control Systems

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World-class standards in vessel monitoring and control systems

We understand that a vessel is made up of many complex systems including the engine, transmission, generators, electrical, and much, much more. Trying to keep track of this equipment to ensure a safe and secure journey can be overwhelming. Without the appropriate vessel monitoring and control system, small issues can quickly turn into dangerous situations, and can even become life-threatening. Further complicating the task at hand is the different user interfaces for each piece of equipment, all having various gauges, buttons, and ways to setup and acknowledge alarms.

At Maretron, we have developed a single, common interface to monitor and control your vessel’s systems so you don’t have to learn and remember different ways to interact with each piece of equipment. And with a built-in comprehensive alert system, you don’t have to sit and stare at the gauges because you will get an alarm or warning at the slightest hint of a problem, before it turns into a larger, more serious issue. Look at it as your very own “second mate” or “engineer,” continuously watching over your vessel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Additional key features include:

  • Safety – alarms for fire, smoke, combustible gasses, carbon monoxide and high bilge water
  • Security – includes cameras, motion detectors, and magnetic door and port hole sensors
  • Ease of use – provides one simple, common user interface for all systems
  • Remote monitoring and notification – includes monitoring remotely plus video, email and text notifications
  • Future support – easily expandable systems grow with your needs

Maretron's products are designed to the open industry NMEA 2000® standard. Along with vessel-wide information sharing, NMEA 2000® features reduced wiring complexity via a single trunk cable, and more than 20 times the bandwidth of previous technology. Our NMEA 2000® network also seamlessly integrates a wide array of instrumentation electronics including:

  • Desktop or laptop computer-based navigational software.
  • GPS receivers, electronic compasses, and other navigational devices.
  • Depth, speed, and wind transducers.
  • Maretron® offers a complete line of NMEA 2000® cable and connectors. The cable includes both power and network signals for reliable, waterproof interconnectivity of all your networked electronics.
  • Maretron is leading the way by being the first company to offer NMEA 2000® approved cable and connectors 

Superior Engineering
Maretron's corporate philosophy is driven by engineers who understand the need for world-class standards in designing high-performance navigational products. Maretron tests and certifies all products to the IEC 60945 standard for Maritime Navigational and Radio communication Equipment and Systems. Our commitment to superior engineering and maximum accuracy means continuous reliability for all Maretron products.

Built for Years of Reliability
Maretron's products are engineered to withstand the harshest marine conditions. We carefully protect all of our electronics - even below-deck equipment - in watertight housings to ensure years of reliable performance. Superior engineering, maximum accuracy, consistent reliability: three reasons why Maretron's products are among the best worldwide.

Maretron User Interface Products

N2KView Vessel Monitoring and Control Software 

Whether you are interested in monitoring your vessel’s systems while underway or remotely from your home or office, Maretron’s N2KView® software displays the information you need including engines, generators, tanks, rudders, navigation instruments, local weather, and much, much more. N2KView® is completely user-configurable and you are free to create different screens for your exact needs while easily switching from screen to screen for monitoring all your systems. Digital displays, analog gauges, graphic displays, warning lights, and bar graphs, all can be configured exactly how you want them to be. You can even set the operating limits and colour bands for analog gauges so you know when things are within limits and when they are not.

N2KView® is a comprehensive vessel monitoring and control software that goes beyond simple monitoring. With N2KView® you get additional functionality including alerts, video, control, and fuel management.

The alerts functionality allows you to setup as many warnings and alarms as you need so you can be forewarned of potential problems. With alerts, you can relax knowing that the system is watching for smoke, CO, high bilge water, or anything else you deem important. N2KView® video capability allows you to add cameras as part of the monitoring system - for example a camera in the engine room - or the cameras can be used as part of the security system. The control functionality gives you the ability to manage your electrical system; for example, you can turn lights or pumps on or off directly from N2KView® and even tell if the lights or pumps are burned out and not working. Lastly, the fuel management function uses information from the fuel flow monitor, tank monitors, and GPS to provide advanced information like distance and time to empty as well as fuel rate and fuel economy. 

Hardware Platforms:

N2KView® software can run on your vessel's computer or on standalone products like one of Maretron's TSM800C, TSM1330C displays or the Maretron Black Box (MBB200C) vessel monitoring computer.

If you want to run N2KView® software on your vessel’s computer, you will need either a Maretron USB100 or an IPG100, which are necessary to get sensor information from the NMEA 2000® network to the computer. 

There is also a mobile version of N2KView® which runs on iPhone or iPad, or an Android device. See N2KView Mobile for details.

The images shown are a few of the parameters that N2KView can display

Alerts Overview

Alerts are an important aspect of Maretron’s N2KView® Vessel Monitoring and Control Software and when appropriately configured, alerts improve situational awareness and thus the safety of everyone onboard. Just think of all the things that need to be monitored to safely operate a vessel, for example is the bilge filling up with water, is there smoke or excessive heat in the engine room, are the batteries discharged, do I have enough fuel, is there carbon monoxide in the sleeping quarters, is there a door or hatch open, and the list goes on and on. You could create numerous N2KView favourite screens with indicators in order to manually monitor each parameter, but it’s awkward and inconvenient to constantly scroll through different screens to make sure all is well. This is where alerts within the N2KView® software can dramatically improve safety without the need to manually and constantly monitor numerous screens. Once an alert is programmed within N2KView®, the parameter is automatically monitored and you are immediately notified if something requires your attention. Notifications are sent to one or more annunciators, sounders, horns, or strobes placed throughout the vessel. And if you’re not onboard, N2KView® can send an email or text message to notify you of any issues requiring your attention. It’s like having a second mate or engineer onboard monitoring your systems 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Conditional Alerts:

Generally an N2KView® alert is configured so that if a parameter goes above or below a certain point, then the alert is triggered and the user is notified of the problem. An example of a simple “too high” alert is a notification if the refrigerator exceeds a certain temperature. Another example of a simple “too low” alert is a notification if a fuel tank drops below a certain level. Sometimes it is useful to go beyond simple high or low alerts and trigger an alert under a predefined condition. Take for example a generator running under no-load, which isn’t good for the generator (known as “wet stacking”). Unfortunately, a simple low load alert on the generator will produce a false alert when the generator is off, so we must define a condition during which time the no-load alert will trigger. For this particular example, we might choose a condition defined by the generator voltage greater than 100 volts, which indicates that the generator is indeed running. So now when the load is dropped (output power drops below 5 watts) and the generator is running (voltage is greater than 100 volts), an alert will trigger. If the generator is not running (voltage is less than 100 volts), the condition is no longer met and a false alert won’t occur. You can even go a step further and program a delay so the generator is allowed to run for some amount time without a load before the alert is triggered. In this way you can warm up the generator for 10 minutes before getting a notification to engage the load or cool it down for 10 minutes before receiving a notification to turn the generator off. This is just one example of a conditional alert with the potential to save thousands

Alert
Alert Parameter
Condition
Low Oil Pressure
Oil Pressure
Engine running indicated by RPM > 750
High Coolant Temperature
Coolant Temperature
Engine running indicated by RPM > 750
Low Waste Level
Waste Tank Level
Transfer pump on indicated by voltage applied to pump
High Fuel Tank Level
Fuel Tank Level
Transfer pump on indicated by voltage applied to pump
No Raw Water
Flow Switch
Engine running indicated by RPM > 750
Low Alternator Voltage
Alternator Voltage
Engine running indicated by RPM > 750
Low Generator Voltage
Generator Voltage
Generator running indicated by RPM > 750
Low Shore Power Voltage
Shore Power Voltage
Shore power connected indicated by Voltage > 10V
Low Hydraulic Pressure
Hydraulic Pressure
Steering hydraulic pump on indicated by voltage applied to pump
Hatch Open Underway
Indicator
Vessel underway indicated by Speed Over Ground > 1 knot
Swung on Anchor
Heading
Anchored indicated by Speed Over Ground < 1 knot 


N2KView Mobile

Maretron’s N2KView® Mobile software allows you to monitor and control your vessel’s systems from your smart phone or tablet device. This includes Android (2.2 and higher) smart phones and tablets as well as Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

Whether it’s onboard via WiFi or ashore via an Internet connection, you can see what is happening aboard your vessel and even control things like your air conditioner, water maker, lights, pumps, and more.

What makes N2KView® Mobile so diverse is its ability to configure your own screens. 

You have complete control of the number of screens, the layout of each screen, and the size and type of each parameter you wish to display.

You customise each display exactly the way you want it.

You use N2KView® on a computer to design the screens, and then download them to your smart phone or tablet device.

N2KView® may be downloaded free of charge directly from Google Play to your Android device or directly to an Apple device from the iTunes store. 

Although the application 

is a free download, you will need a Maretron Internet Protocol Gateway (IPG100) to get the sensor data onto the vessels Wifi for onboard viewing or onto the Internet for remote viewing (see Maretron Cloud Services for remote viewing).

Displays: 

  • Air conditioning (HVAC)
  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • Engine
  • Environment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Ice makers
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Video
  • Watermakers
  • Weather
  • Wind

iPad, iPod, iPhone

Please download N2KView Mobile directly from the App store. From your iPhone or iPad, go to the "App Store and search for "N2KView". N2KView requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Android

Please download N2KView Mobile directly from the Android Market (Play Store). From your Android device, open the "Play Store" App and search for "N2KView".

Your Android device must be running the Froyo version of the Android Operating System (Android version 2.2) to be able to run N2KView.

If you are running a previous version of the Android Operating System, then the app will not be visible in the Market.

DSM150 3.5" High Bright Colour Display

Maretron's DSM150 is a high-resolution sunlight viewable colour display that interprets and displays NMEA 2000® instrument, navigation, and vessel monitoring data. The DSM150 is a user friendly dedicated marine display with custom screen configurations and an easy-to-use five-key illuminated keypad. In addition to the monitoring and display capabilities, the DSM150 features an alert / alarm package and electrical switching capability.

Unlike traditional single-display units, DSM150 users can choose numeric, gauge, bar or graph formats in single or multiple displays, with cycling options possible for a wide range of favourite data. These multiple display options conserve mounting space and reduce overall system cost.

The DSM150 will directly connect with any NMEA 2000® network and with the exception of AIS data will display any or all information captured throughout the vessel. Various audio and visual alarms are also programmable. The DSM150 displays a multitude of information including AC power, anchor status, battery, depth, electrical distribution, engine, environment, fuel management, GPS, heading, navigation, pressure/vacuum, rudder, speed, status indicators, tanks, temperature, time, transmission, water makers, weather, wind and more 

Alerts:

The DSM150 includes a comprehensive, flexible alert capability. Configure audio and visual alerts on virtually any data that the DSM150 is capable of monitoring. Available alert types include:

  • High alert
  • Low alert
  • Inside radius alert
  • Data unavailable alert
  • On alert
  • Off alert
  • Circuit breaker tripped alert
  • Course alert
  • GPS quality alert
  • Outside radius alert
  • Inside radius alert
  • Direction alert
  • Timer alert

The DSM150 is capable of sharing alert information with other DSM150 units as well as any DSM250 and N2KView ® installations on the network. An alert defined on any device can be acknowledged on any other device on the network. Following is a screenshot of a shallow water alert:

Once the alert appears, you simply press the "Enter" key twice to see the Alert Status screen, shown here:

Examples of data that the DSM150 can display are:

  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • Engine
  • Environment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Weather
  • Wind 

Maretron DSM250 Multi-Function Colour Display

Maretron's DSM250 is a high-resolution sunlight viewable colour display that allows easy interpretation of NMEA 2000® instrument and navigation data through custom display configurations, featuring an easy-to-use five-key illuminated keypad.

Unlike traditional single-display units, DSM250 users can choose numeric, gauge, or graph formats in single or multiple displays, with cycling options possible for a wide range of favourite data. These multiple display options conserve mounting space and reduce overall system cost.

The DSM250 will directly connect with any NMEA 2000® network and display any or all information captured throughout the vessel. Various audio and visual alarms are also programmable.

The DSM250 displays a multitude of information including AC power, battery, depth, engine, environment, fuel management, GPS, heading, navigation, rudder, speed, tanks, time, transmission, weather, wind and more 

Alerts: 

The DSM250 now includes a comprehensive, flexible alert capability. Configure audio and visual alerts on virtually any data that the DSM250 is capable of monitoring. Available alert types include:

  • High alert
  • Low alert
  • Inside radius alert
  • Data unavailable alert
  • On alert
  • Off alert
  • Circuit breaker tripped alert
  • Course alert
  • GPS quality alert
  • Outside radius alert
  • Inside radius alert
  • Direction alert
  • Timer alert

The DSM250 is capable of sharing alert information with other DSM250 units as well as any DSM150 and N2KView® installations on the network. An alert defined on any device can be acknowledged on any other device on the network. Following is a screenshot of a shallow water alert:

     

Once the alert appears, you simply press the "Enter" key twice to see the Alert Status screen, shown here:

The DSM250 is available in three different colour cases: black, grey or white.

Examples of data that the DSM250 can display are:

  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • EngineEnvironment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Weather
  • Wind

Maretron TSM800C 8" Vessel Monitoring and Control Touchscreen (Includes N2KView Software)

The TSM800C is an 8” dedicated touchscreen that includes Maretron’s N2KView® vessel monitoring and control software. The N2KView software allows you to configure as many favourite screens as you want with exactly the information you want to see. The TSM800C provides an extremely simple touch interface for monitoring and controlling critical systems from anywhere on the vessel.

The TSM800C is ruggedised for marine use and includes a solid state disk drive to withstand the pounding associated with waves. And since the TSM800C only dissipates 20 watts, there is no need for internal cooling fans that are noisy and wear out causing electronics to overheat and fail. The TSM800C can be mounted outside given the high bright screen and waterproof front.

As an alternative to controlling the TSM800C through the touch screen, the TSM800C includes two USB ports for connecting keyboards, mice, or trackballs. The TSM800C also has an Ethernet port for connecting Internet Protocol (IP) cameras for viewing within the N2KView software. Lastly, the TSM800C contains two completely isolated CAN bus connectors (M12) for easy connection to single or redundant NMEA 2000 networks.

Features:

  • 8" TFT LCD panel, LED Backlit
  • Widescreen aspect ratio 5:3
  • 800 x 480 pixels
  • 600 nits brightness (Optically bonded)
  • Solid state disk drive
  • Fanless cooling system
  • Flush mounting hardware included
  • Optional VESA mounting capability
  • 2 isolated NMEA 2000® connectors

Displays:

  • Air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Anchor watch
  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • Engine
  • Environment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Ice makers
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Video
  • Watermakers
  • Weather
  • Win

Maretron TSM1330C 13.3" Vessel Monitoring and Control Touchscreen

The TSM1330C is a 13.3” dedicated touchscreen that includes Maretron’s N2KView® vessel monitoring and control software. The N2KView® software allows you to configure as many favorite screens as you want with exactly the information you want to see. The TSM1330C provides an extremely simple touch interface for monitoring and controlling critical systems from anywhere on the vessel.

The TSM1330C is ruggedized for marine use and includes a solid state disk drive to withstand the pounding associated with waves. And since the TSM1330C only dissipates 20 watts, there is no need for internal cooling fans that are noisy and wear out causing electronics to overheat and fail. The TSM1330C can be mounted outside given the waterproof front.

As an alternative to controlling the TSM1330C through the touch screen, the TSM1330C includes two USB ports for connecting keyboards, mice, or trackballs. The TSM1330C also has an Ethernet port for connecting Internet Protocol (IP) cameras for viewing within the N2KView® software. Lastly, the TSM1330C contains two completely isolated CAN bus connectors (M12) for easy connection to single or redundant NMEA 2000® networks.

Features:

  • 13.3" TFT LCD Panel, CCFL Backlit
  • Widescreen aspect ratio 16:10
  • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 400 nits brightness (Optically Bonded)
  • Solid sate disk drive
  • Fanless cooling system
  • Flush mounting hardware included
  • Optional VESA mounting capability
  • 2 isolated NMEA 2000® Connectors

Displays:

  • Air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Anchor watch
  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • Engine
  • Environment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Ice makers
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Video
  • Watermakers
  • Weather
  • Wind

Maretron MBB200C Vessel Monitoring and Control Black Box (NMEA 2000 Direct Connection)

Maretron’s Black Box (MBB200C) is a dedicated processing unit that includes Maretron’s N2KView® vessel monitoring and control software. Unlike a PC that allows any software to be loaded, the MBB200C runs only N2KView® software making it extremely stable and dedicated to monitoring and controlling your vessel.

The MBB200C is ruggedized for marine use and includes a solid state disk drive to withstand the pounding associated with waves. And since the MBB200C dissipates less than 25 watts, there is no need for internal cooling fans that are noisy and wear out causing electronics to overheat and fail.

The MBB200C connects to a monitor through a VGA connector and associated touch screen through a USB or serial port connection. Alternatives to controlling the N2KView® software through a touch screen include keyboards, mice, or track balls connected through USB. In addition to the two completely isolated CAN bus connectors (M12) for easy connection to single or redundant NMEA 2000® networks, the MBB200C has an Ethernet port for connecting Internet Protocol (IP) cameras for viewing within the N2KView® software. 

Of course you get the same flexibility using Maretron’s N2KView® software from the MBB200C as you would running the software on a PC, which includes the ability to configure as many screens as you want with exactly the information you want to see. Plus you get free upgrades to the software as improvements and new features are added.

Displays:

  • Air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Anchor watch
  • AC power
  • Battery
  • Depth
  • Engine
  • Environment
  • Fuel management
  • GPS
  • Heading
  • Ice makers
  • Navigation
  • Rudder
  • Speed
  • Tanks
  • Time
  • Transmission
  • Video
  • Watermakers
  • Weather
  • Wind

Maretron ALM100 Alarm Module

Maretron's ALM100 alarm module generates visual and audible alerts for any monitored condition. The alarm module includes an extremely loud 105 dB SPL Piezoelectric sounder, along with a red high-brightness LED to indicate an alarm condition. A second green LED incidates that the Alarm Module is powered and ready to be triggered. The audible alarm can sound any one of 32 distinct pre-programmed patterns to indicate different alerts. The Alarm Module can be triggered by alarms generated by Maretron's N2KView® vessel monitoring system, or by Maretron's DSM150 / DSM250 color graphics displays.

The Alarm Module mounts in a standard electric box or can be flush mounted on any surface. It is completely waterproof, and can be mounted inside or outside the vessel.

Best of all, the ALM100 is NMEA 2000® certified so you can install alarms anywhere on the vessel. The ALM100 is a key component of Maretron's N2KView®

Applications:

  • NMEA 2000 Network Interface
  • Super loud 105dB audible alarm
  • Bright Red LED visual alarm
  • Green LED status indicator
  • Multiple selectable alarm patterns
  • Waterproof - Can be mounted indoors or outdoors 

Maretron SMS100 Short Message Service (Text) Module 

Maretron's SMS100 is a mobile or cellular modem that automatically sends text message alerts from your vessel to your phone. The SMS100 works together with Maretron's® dedicated displays (DSM150 / DSM250) or N2KView® software to detect programmable alert conditions from sensors interconnected on an NMEA 2000® network. The displays or N2KView® software instruct the SMS100 to connect to the cellular network and transmit an alert message to selected telephone numbers. Whether it is high bilge water, low battery voltage, unplugged shore power, or an opened hatch or door, the SMS100 quickly alerts you to conditions onboard your vessel that require attention anywhere you have cellular network coverage.

You can also send a text message to your vessel and with the proper sensors installed, the SMS100 will respond with status information including the vessels position, bilge status, battery and shore power voltage, wind speed, inside and outside temperature.

Features:

  • Programmable alerts (Alarms or warnings) from maretron installed displays and sensors on the vessel automatically trigger text messages which are sent to your phone
  • User can text vessel for status (position, bilge status, battery and shore power voltage, wind speed, inside and outside temperature) which also double checks communication path to ensure alerts get through
  • Six band GSM modem with easily interchangeable mini-SIM card (SIM card is user supplied)
  • Dipole terminal antenna with hinged SMA connector with versatile mounting options
  • Weatherproof (IP65) enclosure