Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls has developed an interface that allows complete compatibility with a wide variety of digital and analog engine and thruster controls.
Additionally, they have custom-made splitter cables for easy connection to existing controls with plug-and-play simplicity. All boats with electronic engine controls can be equipped with the Dockmate system, regardless of the length or type of boat. Easy-to-install and compatible with most engine and thruster systems, remote control systems let owners and crew operate engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winches and horns from anywhere onboard with a small handheld device. Dockmate allows users confidently to command the boat’s movement, even while stepping away from the helm for an optimal vantage point.
Dockmate offers CANbus connectivity with popular engine control brands including Volvo Penta, Glendinning, Aventics, Caterpillar, Cummins, MAN, Rexroth and Yamaha. Additionally, Dockmate offers plug-and-play connectivity with other leading engine control brands including Mercury, Sturdy, Twin Disc and ZF.
The system is also fully compatible with popular POD drive systems such as Volvo IPS and, now, with analogue and digital Mercury joysticks for Cummins Zeus Pods.
Thruster compatibility, both on and off and proportional models, includes CANbus connectivity with ABT, Side-Power, and Vetus thrusters. Plug-and-play connectivity is also available for Lewmar, Maxpower, Quick and Wesmar thrusters, along with other well-known brands.