NEW Volvo Penta Easy Connect!
New from Volvo Penta, Easy Connect
Boat owners can now take to the water with all the information they need in the palm of their hands. Volvo Penta’s new Easy Connect app gives boat owners access to engine, boat and route data – directly on their smartphone or tablet. The free-to-download app is paired with an onboard Bluetooth® interface installed in the boat, which transfers data. This gives instant live access while onboard and information for referencing later when back on land. Route history is automatically stored within the app, which is a perfect tool to plan for future trips.
Meet your new crew member
The Easy Connect app has a simple and intuitive dashboard-style layout that can be personalized to each customer’s requirements. There is a ‘Captain’ view for onboard operation, and a ‘Home’ view to see saved information when not connected to the boat.
Captain View: This view gives access to data such as route, engine speed, oil temperature, fuel tank levels, battery status, engine hours, pressure and alarm status.
Home View: Key information is always stored within the app, such as the amount of fuel left, engine hours and the latest journey. The app also keeps a list of all previous journeys, allowing boat owners to revisit their favorite trips. In the map function, owners will be able to see the position of the boat when they were last connected.
Share your experiences
Boaters can also use the app’s map function to share their trips via social media, so that friends and family can see favorite locations and exciting journeys.
The stored data in the app helps boaters to relive their experiences. Each journey includes details, such as a map with the route of the trip, the distance, driving time from start to finish, as well as the date.
Easy Connect with your dealer
Easy Connect also simplifies service and support. In the case that there is a diagnostic trouble code, the app provides access to data about the complete Volvo Penta installation in the boat. Customers can also store the email address of their local dealer in the app, so that they can easily send any information or fault codes – a useful function when booking a service or inspection. This enhanced communication allows the dealer to prepare efficiently for support and servicing.
Modern data upgrade for older boats
Easy Connect is compatible with all EVC-equipped diesel and gasoline engines in single and twin installations. It is also compatible with non-EVC gasoline single installations from the model year 2006 and onwards.
NMEA 2000 functionality
The Easy Connect interface includes NMEA 2000 functionality, enabling it to be connected to an existing NMEA communications network onboard. This allows additional data to be accessed, such as speed and depth sensors. Furthermore, the Easy Connect interface can be used to convert engine data into NMEA 2000-compatible chart plotters and multi-function displays onboard.
How to get connected
It is easy to get connected. The first step is to install the Easy Connect interface in the boat. It can be purchased through Darthaven either from the Chandlery, our parts department or online. Customers can then either choose to install the interface themselves or ask our Service Office to arrange for one of our engineers to set it up. Then, the Easy Connect app can be downloaded for free
The Easy Connect app is now available for smartphones and tablets via iOS 10 or a later version, and will be launched for Android devices during 2018.
Easy Connect interface - £300.00 including VAT.
Published: 29th Jan 2018
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