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Control, Safety, and Monitoring with the Latest Digital Switching Technology from CZone
CZone is a pioneer of safe, reliable digital switching for the harsh marine environment. Since its release in 2008, CZone has powered thousands of vessels and recreational vehicles around the globe and proven itself in the toughest conditions. CZone has an extensive history of providing innovative digital switching to some of the leading premium boat builders across the globe. CZone provides simple control and monitoring of complex electrical systems. For example, a series of switching operations can be made with a single button press. Control can be accessed conveniently from any point in the NMEA network around the boat, through dedicated CZone screens, iPads, a remote key fob, or integrated multifunction displays (MFDs). CZone replaces traditional switch and fuse panels with state-of-the-art, robust interfaces communicating over the NMEA 2000 network.
Digital switching in its most simplistic form is the use of networked products to facilitate metering, monitoring, and switching of products that in an analog system would require individual physical switches and displays. When using digital switching you can control a light from any display or button on the dash, configured to that light. For example, if you are on the back deck and want to turn on the cabin lights, you can simply go to the nearest control screen and turn on the light. No more walking around in the dark, hitting every button on the dash until you find the right one. This also means less wiring with networked components running through a network backbone within the vessel.
Safety with Digital Switching
Safety in digital switching is an important benefit that is not often talked about. Similar to your car, when you attempt to drive away with your trunk open and the car will not go into gear, digital switching brings that functionality to your boat. Think of powering up your engine to go back to the dock with your swim ladder or swim platform deployed. This could be a major safety hazard, potentially damaging your power unit or even make the boat unstable while maneuvering. Other safety features within digital switching include monitoring critical system data like tank and battery levels. With configurable notifications, CZone can even send messages to onboard displays, which offer prompts to act with a clear error message and actions to take to prevent equipment damage. Built-in modes also can provide ease of operation.
CZone Control 1
The Control 1 combines multiple input and output devices into a single module, minimizing installation time, interconnections, and footprint. The Control 1 incorporates many of the core features and benefits of the fully featured Combination Output Interface (COI) but has been re-engineered to offer improved cost-per-channel value. The Control 1 features the same rugged design as the fully featured COI with IPX5 water ingress protection and complete mechanical fuse and bypass on all circuits as required by ABYC/CE. Industry standard Deutsch connectors provide “plug and play” installation.
Touch 10 Generation 2
The generously sized Touch 10 provides excellent viewability and is the premium gateway into your integrated CZone system. Sleek and attractive, this display will complement the interior of any high-end application. Its capacitive high-bright touch display offers impressive daylight visibility with crisp graphic detail and elegant touch sensitivity. Full control offers an impressive wrap-sheet.
“Works with CZone”
As the digital world continues to evolve more products are entering the market, and many are using the same standard communication protocols, like NMEA2000. It is at times taken for granted that they will all work together. With the “Works with CZone” program, users can have confidence knowing that any integration that carries the brandmark adheres to strict guidelines and is tested and validated by leading engineers. Current “Works with CZone” partners range from leading MFD manufacturers to multi-function accessories and of course other ASG brands like Mastervolt and BEP.
To learn more, please visit czone.net.