Airmar becomes SmartCraft licensed partner

MILFORD, N.H. – Marine electronics manufacturer Airmar Technology Corp. has reached an agreement with Brunswick Corp. to provide boat builders with its “SmartCraft” compatible Smart Sensors, Airmar said in a release yesterday.

Working with Brunswick’s software company, MotoTron, Airmar developed a line of Airmar Smart Sensors engineered for compatibility with Brunswick Corp.’s CAN bus data protocol known as “SmartCraft,” the company reported.

“Becoming a SmartCraft licensed partner with Brunswick is a significant step for our company,” said Steven Boucher, CEO of Airmar. “We’ve been working with Mercury on SmartCraft compatible products since 1999, but this new agreement will take our cooperation to a whole new level. We’ll be providing our Smart depth, speed and temperature sensors to meet the needs of specific boat companies.”

Since 1999, Mercury Marine has added SmartCraft data sharing and control capabilities to most of its electronically fuel injected outboard engines, Mercury Mercruiser MPI inboards and sterndrive engines, and Cummins Mercruiser diesel engines. As such, these Airmar depth, speed and water temperature sensors can be integrated directly with SmartCraft compatible engines, marine electronics, instruments and vessel systems on a wide variety of boats.

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