Side-Power control systems are the most advanced monitoring and control systems on the market today. In order to stabilize a boat correctly the control system needs to be able to feel the movement, process what the correct reaction should be and control the systems reaction. The quicker this happens the more comfortable you are. Monitoring of three axes is the basis of the Side-Power control system. Gyro, Inclinometer and Accelerometer constantly stream readings to the CPU allowing the system to intelligently react to the boat's movement - and just as importantly - predict what is coming next. Having these three sensors allows the Side-Power Stabilizer system to control boat movement in a more natural way. A good example is high speed turns where the Side-Power control system can detect the turn and allow the boat to bank naturally. In some cases this bank has been corrected to a more natural feel from over-banking, in the case of pod drive boats, to falling outwards, in the case of more top heavy vessels.
A color touch screen control that allowing the operator to understand what the system is doing at any time. It also allows the user to set up automated functions like seamlessly switching between zero speed mode and underway mode or starting the AC power pack automatically when the engines are shut down.
Side-Power boat stabilization is a constantly evolving process. New and revised algorithms are continuously being introduced and tested on Side-Powers factory boat to improve the performance of the system. This continuous improvement and testing process allows the engineering team to assess the improvement in real time before releasing updates. Upgrading of software on each controller in the field is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. This allows each and every control system to benefit from continual improvement without having to replace expensive components.
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