Torqeedo announces integration with Sentinel Boat Monitors
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:05 PM
Torqeedo’s Cruise, Travel and UItralight motor families are now fully integrated with Sentinel Boat Monitors. Sentinel systems allow owners to remotely monitor their vessel’s location and alerts you if critical internal systems need attention: including intrusion monitoring, shore power connection and if the bilge pump is activated. The Boat Monitor logs all trips and alerts the owner if the boat leaves its geofence area, whether due to a failed mooring or theft. GPS-tracking ensures quick location and recovery. Torqeedo motor and battery information is clearly displayed in the app, including state of charge, voltage, temperature and remaining range.
“The Boat Monitor device with Sentinel app makes it simple to understand what is going on with your boat at all times, whether you are a charterer with a large fleet or an individual boat owner.” said Marko Pihlar, co-founder and CEO of Sentinel Marine Solutions.
For commercial or rental vessels, Sentinel’s Boat Monitor system offers full-fleet or individual boat tracking and monitoring via a convenient mobile or web app. It monitors number of guests, remaining range and state of charge, calculates the distance from home for each boat, and alerts upon each vessel’s arrival.
“As cities continue to house an increasing share of our population worldwide, municipalities are investigating new ways to improve quality of life for their communities. One way to do this is to shift commuter traffic from congested roadways to waterways but marine combustion engines emit very high levels of dangerous pollution”, said Christoph Ballin, CEO of Torqeedo. “Electric water taxis and ferries eliminate this negative impact. Integrating Torqeedo systems with fully-featured remote fleet management solutions like Sentinel is crucial to the further development of this market.”