Today, we announced a fully integrated vessel solution for our GPSMAP Glass Helm series as a result of a collaboration with Mastervolt, manufacturers of CZone intelligent technology. Providing simplified control and customization for the boat’s most crucial systems, CZone provides an intuitive solution that makes the boating experience more automated and fluent at the helm for you.
CZone intelligent technology provides a boating experience that incorporates full vessel integration and automation with the chartplotter on your boat. With the ability to monitor and control multiple functions, the user gains a whole new level of digital control over the boat while at the helm.
A pivotal function that is offered by CZone intelligent technology is mode control. With mode control, circuits such as lighting, power monitoring, tank monitoring and more are bundled to simplify the operation of the vessel and improve safety by making the correct decisions at the appropriate time, whether via touchscreen, tablet or key fob. A mode bar displaying these configurations allows for quick access and can be displayed at the top or bottom of the chartplotter screen. This accessibility allows for ease of visibility and control over the most important functions of the boat.
Scout Boats will be the first boat manufacturer to boast the intelligent technology integration of the Mastervolt CZone system with the Garmin Glass Helm. Scout produces world-class sport fishing boats, known for innovation and luxury center console boats.
The first model to feature this integrated digital switching technology is the Scout 350 LXF. The 350 is a sleek center console packed with amenities and features, including a dual stepped hull for performance and fuel efficiency, and available triple or quad engine configuration. The model offers a roomy forward seating area in the bow, ample storage throughout, an optional electronic sliding hard top extension and a patented glass windshield/T-top enclosure.
CZone digital switching is made available as part of a free software update available now for both the GPSMAP 8000 MFD series and the GPSMAP 8500 Black Box series. For more information regarding hardware or boat requirements, visit www.garmin.com/8000, www.mastervolt.com/czone, or www.scoutboats.com.