As reported earlier, we have been using Maretron’s N2K View aboard Wind Horse to get up to speed on this product, which may be seeing more sophisticated implementation in the FPB fleet. While we are not great fans of overly complex things – we work hard at keeping our systems simple (relatively speaking) – our initial discomfort with some of the N2K View’s features has given way to an appreciation for how Maretron has developed their product line. There is no better example than the partial screen shot above and the one which follows.
Wind Horse has been hauled out, and we are cruising at 35,000 feet on a Delta Airlines flight back to Tucson. They have wi-fi aboard, so we have logged onto Maretron’s Cloud server to check on the status of various systems on board Wind Horse.
Add to Maretron’s remote management possibilities the fact that we did not think about a remote viewing page like this until 0130 this morning, trying to get to sleep after a Delta SNAFU in Atlanta landed us in a local hotel. From there we were able to log onto the server, create this page, which just happens to fit our iPads, and here we are sharing it with you now from this lofty position.
Being able to monitor the health of various systems aboard opens up storage possibilities that have not previously been considered. Add in the fact that we can also now remotely control various systems – turning on or off the air conditioning, a bilge pump, or the diesel heating system are in the plans – and you begin to get a sense for the power of the N2K system from Maretron.
We have lots more to share on this once we get caught up in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.