In this episode of Tech Talk, Sportsman Technical Sales Rep, Chase is going over our all new MPower Digital Switching System from Maretron. This system brings even more redundancy to your digital switching system along with some additional features you're guaranteed to enjoy.
With a new model year comes new advancements in the technology we use in our boats. For 2024 one of the highlight features is the all-new digital switching platform from Maretron. The MPower Digital Switching system is standard on all models from 21 feet to 25 feet and packs a punch with 3 forms of redundancy and a very easy user interface. You'll first notice the very clean touch pad on the dash, this gives access to your most used functions. Next, just like our larger models you'll find digital switching through the Garmin MFD and lastly the fuse redundancy inside the console's electrical compartment.
We've taken digital switching to the next level! With the Maretron system, all your switches are now accessible digitally through the Garmin Multi-Function Display (MFD). Say goodbye to the hassle of managing physical switches - it's as simple as a touch on the screen. This streamlined approach will undoubtedly make your boating adventures more enjoyable and efficient.
Boaters know that some situations call for a more hands-on approach. Imagine you're offshore fishing, your hands covered in fish slime and scales and you need to turn on the freshwater to wash your hands. You're probably not going to want to go touching all over your Garmin screens and it's likely that even if you do it won't register because of your wet hands. That's where our physical touchpad comes to the rescue. A gentle press on the rubberized pad is all it takes to control your switches. It's easy to clean and doesn't interfere with your electronics. What's more, some buttons on the touchpad feature dual lighting. For instance, activating your navigation lights triggers red and green indicator lights for port and starboard lights, as well as your anchor light. Press the button again, and your navigation lights change accordingly. One more press, and the touchpad goes blank.
In case of an emergency situation where power is lost to the Garmin MFD and the touch panel at the helm, the bypass panel becomes a crucial asset. By simply opening the flap, you gain access to a set of rocker switches. These can be toggled on and off as required. The switches are thoughtfully labeled on the top of the panel, ensuring easy identification and control of functions, even under challenging circumstances.
We work year after year to incorporate new advancements into each of our models to keep them as up to date with modern technology as possible. This brand new digital switching from Maretron is the perfect addition to our boats and we know that you're going to love the practicality of it.