DOCKCONTROL - Dockmate's advanced software program for customizing your engine & thruster controls!
Dockmate’s DockControl software offers the ultimate in remote control customizability. When combined with the DockControl software suite, Dockmate offers customers an off-the-shelf remote control solution that can be tailored to the real-world capabilities and needs of their vessel, as well as to their own boating style. DockControl gives the installer the ability to program the remote control by choosing any combination of engine(s) and thruster(s) activation(s). It allows for adjusting the sensitivity and behavior of the Dockmate TWIST joystick, choosing which functions are activated by each joystick direction and even adjust the size of the joystick’s dead-zone to avoid accidental activation. If a boat only has a single bow thruster, which is very common, the DockControl software can be programmed to safely “walk the boat” sideways directly towards the dock by programming the engine transmissions and throttle combined with the bow thruster – just as if the boat had a bow and stern thruster. In addition, if the boat has two non-proportional bow and stern thrusters, which is also very common, one thruster is oftentimes more dominant than the other, resulting in greater difficulty with moving the boat sideways and parallel to the dock. DockControl has the solution for this scenario. The settings can be customized so that a slight press on the joystick only engages one thruster and a harder push engages both thrusters. Engine control adjustments for the TWIST 3-axis joystick, such as delays and RPM levels, can be fine-tuned and adjusted as well. For more information on DockControl please visit www.dockmate.us.
Side-Power - "Plug N Play" with Dockmate® wireless remote control system.
Dockmate® handheld wireless remote control system offers simple “plug n’ play” connectivity and fully-proportional throttle control with Side-Power’s highly-advanced proportional thrusters! Dockmate® is the ONLY handheld wireless remote control system in the world which can offer PROPORTIONAL throttle control with thrusters which also have that feature and capability. Other competitive systems can only offer On/Off. This video by Peter Nolet, the Product Manager – Thruster Systems of Imtra, offers a terrific demonstration of exactly how simple a Dockmate® system can be connected to the Side-Power proportional thruster and offer the exact same type of proportional control!
PassageMaker - Dockmate
At Trawlerfest in Stuart, Florida we got a chance to test out Dockmate® and their "Docking Made Easy" remote docking system. With an intelligent design system and a simple remote, we found docking in a stiff breeze to be a synch. Andrew Parkinson - Editor in Chief - PassageMaker
Dockmate® -Docking Made Easy™ using a Twist joystick transmitter with proportional throttle control!
The Dockmate® Twist offers a highly-advanced, “next generation” wireless joystick remote control for your boat's engines, thrusters, anchor winch and horn....all at a very affordable price! With the Dockmate system, you are able to leave the helm and get a closer look at your surroundings while still in complete control of the boat’s movement, resulting in greatly reduced stress during typical docking maneuvering in marinas and tight quarters. The fully-proportional Twist offers a 3-axis joystick control that allows the engines and thrusters to be engaged for not only forward-back and side-to-side movement, but also for tight radius turns by “twisting” the joystick knob. Additional features include: • The Dockmate® system comes with plug and play cables for most brands. • Also available for single engine boats. • 2 way transmitter - receiver communication using 5 channel Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS), ensuring highly reliable transmissions. • Visual and audible confirmation on the transmitter of the receiver status. • Range of 150 feet (50 meters) and can be extended for a minimal charge. • Transmitter has a rubber finish, is waterproof and floats. • Transmitter has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery and includes a wireless recharger. • Automatic take command via the transmitter to make it the active station. • Automatic shutdown of the transmitter after 30 minutes of non-use. • Modular construction of the receiver; each receiver can be fully customized in a couple of minutes to the user's exact specifications, additional control modules can be ordered and installed anytime. • Easy to hide receiver (8.75 x 8.75 x 2.5"). • Power supply to the receiver (12 or 24V) from 2 different sources for increased safety. • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified. • 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty and 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee A new CAN bus interface for seamless control over POD drives! • The Dockmate® TWIST can now be connected to the Volvo Penta IPS system and a Dynamic Positioning System with our brand new Interface. • This Interface acts as an extra station in the system and doesn’t require any calibration.
Dockmate® Wireless Remote Control system gets tested out by technical editor Randy Vance of Boating!
Randy Vance, one of the foremost technical boating writers in the USA, tests a fully-proportional Dockmate® Twist joystick remote control and demonstrates how easily you can control the boat away from the helm! Dockmate® is the world's most advanced and affordable wireless remote control system for a boat's engines, thrusters, anchor and horn. Once a Dockmate® system is installed, a boater is able to leave the helm and get a closer look at his boat's surroundings and still be in complete control of the boat's movement, making docking much easier and less stressful!
Dockmate® US - Docking Made Easy!
Dockmate® offers you the world's most advanced & affordable wireless remote control system for your boat's engines, thrusters, anchor and horn. Once installed, a Dockmate® wireless remote control system allows you to leave the helm while still in complete control of your boat's movement and get a much closer look of your surroundings from anywhere on the deck! The Dockmate Twist joystick transmitter in this video offers proportional throttle control and fully customizable settings to your boat's specific needs!
Docking stress without a Dockmate wireless remote control system!
Dockmate® offers the latest in advanced, yet very affordable, wireless remote control technology for your boat. Dockmate® will allow you to operate your boats electronically - controlled engines, thrusters, anchor winch and horn from anywhere on your boat using a small handheld device!