Smart Boat Sensors Advance at Miami Boat Show

Technology shown at the Miami International Boat Show in Miami last week converts data from analog boat sensors into digital data on a dashboard providing a coherent view of all sensor activity on a boat.

Boats typically have numerous sensors, such as devices at a fuel tank, bilge pump, batteries or even the engine itself.

However, the analog sensors generally provide rudimentary information, such as a red light if there’s a problem.

Airmar Technology Corp. has created a set of smart boat modules to capture the data from analog devices and convert it into digital data and then combine it all into a networked display…

While connected sensors in newer boats have been steadily advancing technologically, the large installed base of boats with analog sensors now has a path to becoming part of the Internet of Things.