Increased Sea Borne Safety With Increased Performance Data Capability!
How Does Unichip Marine Increase Safety?
The initial aim for the development of Unichip Marine was to reduce the cost of marine leisure ownership by decreasing costly maintenance, fuel usage and the subsequent emissions emitted. Once designed, the scope for this project soon expanded to include sea borne safety. Unlike the automotive industry, boat engine technology lags behind, with many boat owners reporting engine safety and reliability issues – typical problems include engines overheating, faulty wiring, corrosion and fuel quality, issues that are mainly caused by the harsh marine environment.
These issues are generally exasperated as many boat owners remain unaware that their boat engines are not operating as they should. Although usually, there is instrumentation displayed on the helm with warning alarms for coolant temperatures and oil pressure etc. however, there is often so much happening on a boat that many operators don't comprehend the importance of this data. Even more problematic is when the gauges do not work correctly therefore, the skipper isn't aware that equipment on the boat is malfunctioning.
The Unichip Marine module sends detailed engine diagnostic data directly to your vessels MFD therefore, enabling prior warning to potential problems enabling the boats skipper to make early assessment of any engine based issues thus decreasing the chance for your engines to fault whilst at sea.