Raymarine Launches New Universal Engine & Control Interface
September 30, 2013
Raymarine has launched its new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI-100 is an innovative device for boatbuilders and system integrators that bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine’s network navigation systems.
Raymarine’s ECI-100 makes engine and navigation integration an affordable reality for virtually any size boat.
The ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface collects and connects engine information to give the user simple and immediate access to engine-performance data, fuel consumption and alarms via a full range of customizable information screens on Raymarine’s multifunction displays (MFDs).
Priced at $299, the ECI-100 is also an affordable solution that integrates with Raymarine’s Evolution EV-2 drive-by-wire autopilot system, enabling simple autopilot control from any Raymarine multifunction display.
Each ECI-100 is fitted with a standard DeviceNet port, which connects directly to the industry-standard NMEA2000 or J1939 Engine Data Bus used by major marine engine manufacturers. ECI-100 then connects to any NMEA2000 network backbone using Raymarine’s SeaTalk cabling system. Each data port on the ECI-100 is independently powered and isolated, ensuring reliable and worry-free performance from both navigation electronics and engine systems.
Raymarine’s ECI-100 makes engine and navigation integration an affordable reality for virtually any size boat. Large vessels with extended networks can access engine information and enjoy full autopilot control from any Raymarine display on the network. A space-limited vessel can access that same vital engine data alongside Raymarine’s industry-leading radar, sonar and navigation technologies via a single touch-screen display.
At launch, the ECI-100 Universal Engine Control Interface is compatible with Volvo Penta, Yamaha Marine Command Link Plus, Caterpillar and Yanmar Marine engines and is a full-function autopilot interface for Volvo Penta IPS and Yamaha Helm Master propulsion systems.
ECI-100 pricing: $299