Miami International Boat Show, 11th - 15th February 2010
The Dometic Marine booths Q61, Q65, and Q71 at Miami International Boat Show 2010 feature the sophisticated new Cruisair® DX Gateway Network Interface for direct expansion (DX) marine air conditioning systems, which has been designed to provide networked air conditioning monitoring and control from a single location onboard.
This unique new solution ushers in a new era of affordable networking for small/medium boats and offers a wealth of functionality, which includes remote monitoring and control. The Cruisair® DX Gateway enables full control of self contained or split DX air conditioning systems from a central point and is compatible with Cruisair® Q-Logic cabin controls, which come equipped with a sophisticated CAN bus adapter to enable communication to cabin touchscreen or helm monitoring systems.
The Cruisair® DX Gateway provides two-way data transmission via Modbus/TCP Ethernet protocol to integrate air conditioning control on a yacht's integrated network and can integrate directly with the boat's existing network and user interface or become the primary vessel network using an optional high-quality, marine grade touchscreen.
"The advanced networking enabled by the Cruisair® DX Gateway is already available for larger yachts using chilled water air conditioning, but this is the first time it has been possible to provide the same functionality for boats with direct expansion air conditioning installed," comments Matteo Giovanetti, Director of Technology, Dometic Marine. "Essentially, for small and medium boats, the Cruisair® DX Gateway makes central control of air conditioning affordable, so the high level networking seen on larger boats becomes a realistic option."
In addition to offering central control via the high speed digital interface, the Cruisair® DX Gateway provides important real-time information such as temperatures, output status, system faults, modes of operation and fan speed.
The system also features a built-in web server for local and remote virtual monitoring and control from home, the office or even out and about. This enables remote technical diagnostic assistance and the facility to set the air conditioning via the internet or mobile phone to the optimum temperature before arriving at the marina.
"Remote and central control of air conditioning and other networked devices ensures that a boat's living space is always at its most comfortable, without the need to adjust separate control panels in each room or even be present. The Cruisair® DX Gateway is a flexible tool that offers much greater convenience, so boat owners and guests have more time to enjoy their time onboard in comfort," concludes Matteo Giovanetti, Director of Technology, Dometic Marine.
Visit Dometic Marine in booths Q61, Q65, and Q71 at Miami International Boat Show 2010 to find out more about the Cruisair® DX Gateway and the leading air conditioning supplier's wide portfolio of systems and accessories.