Dockmate Introduces New Positioning SystemPublished on November 16, 2023
Dockmate, the leading manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, has introduced a new feature for its wireless remote-control systems – Dockmate Positioning System (DPS).
Dockmate’s DPS solution has two operating modes: one mode for use on the open water and another mode to use for short periods of time in close quarters. In the open water operating mode, DPS will use only the engines to keep the boat in its target position. It is ideal for short-handed crews, allowing the captain to step away from the helm to tend to mooring lines and fenders before entering a marina. In the close quarters operating mode, DPS uses both the engines and bow and stern thrusters in concert to keep the vessel in its target position.
Dockmate Positioning System is driven by an IMU unit (which includes a compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope) and a DPS Receiver installed within the vessel and connects to Dockmate GNSS antennas installed on the hardtop. It is designed for installation on any vessel with at least two engines and Dockmate compatible engine and thruster controls. DPS is easy to install and requires only a short calibration sea trial.