gplink is a remote monitoring and notification system that utilizes a worldwide network of GSM and low orbit satellites to transmit data and stats about a vessels' propulsion systems in near real-time.
Previously only available on larger inboard yachts and commercial vessels, the technology now connects to any NMEA 2000 backbone with the ability to monitor up to five engines with a single box and provide around-the-clock live monitoring for affordable, reliable protection.
Monitoring a vessel's location, engine performance, fuel burn and identified issues is performed through gplink's secure online portal, where owners can monitor many parameters of their vessel through a device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Specific parameters which can be monitored include vessel speed, engine speed (RPM), engine boost pressure (if applicable), engine and coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel burn rates and all trouble codes.
If an alarm is triggered, owners and other authorized users receive notification of alarm conditions of the vessel by text or email from gplink's U.S. based monitoring headquarters. In addition, an owner can set up geofencing which notifies of unauthorized movement, hazard areas to avoid or other locations which can be set up through the secure gplink online portal.
The new NMEA 2000 compatible gplink Remote Monitoring system is designed to be installed by the user and includes factory compatible wiring harnesses for any major outboard engine manufacturer plus a puck antenna and dual or tri-band dome antenna deepening on kit purchased along with detailed installation instructions.
With monitoring plans starting under $800 per year, this service has the potential to pay for itself in fuel savings, repairs with early detection of engine problems and abnormal running conditions and even discounts on insurance premiums offered for installed live/active monitoring systems.