LOUISVILLE - One of the highlights of this year's IBEX show was The Connected Boat in the Electronics Pavilion.
The interactive display features a demonstration of how various systems connect using existing network technologies. It is sponsored by Simrad and built in partnership with Chetco Digital. The display includes technology from a number of other companies including Cummins, Dometic, Faria Beede, Garmin, Gemeco Marine Accessories, Honda Marine, Lowrance, Mastervolt, Microwave Vision Group, Raymarine, Seastar Solutions, B&G and VDO.
"We wanted to show how these systems are all connected together," said Joe Burke, chief technology officer at Chetco Digital Instruments. "The speed of technology changes ... and connectivity offer" new opportunities for boating technology.
Several participants in The Connected Boat shared some more information on their technology in the videos below.
Joe Burke on the goals of The Connected Boat display