The Internet of Things is already an established standard in many households. On the return trip from the weekend, the four walls at home can be heated to a comfortable temperature with a swipe of a finger in the app, the lights are dimmed by voice control on a movie night, and the fridge orders milk for morning muesli when it runs out.
Representation of tank levels as horizontal bar graph the Navico daughter Naviop on one Plotter from the same house (B&G
Smart technology has been used in automobiles for longer than at home. The lights switch on automatically at dusk, the windshield wipers begin their work at the behest of the rain sensor, and the reversing camera switches on automatically when parking.
Smart solutions are also finding their way on board, as standard in many new buildings. But subsequently installed networks can also be found on older ships. The networking is based on the bus, a data connection between devices such as logs, plummets, anemometers and GPS. The multi-pole cable is power supply and data transmission in one, comparable to a USB cable. If the car is mostly a CAN bus, in the maritime sector, Seatalk, NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 have developed their own standards.