GARMIN: Digital Switching, Automation & Controls

Digital Switching

Digital control, integration and monitoring are the future of boating, and Garmin continues to innovate at the helm, across every boat type and size. Our systems bring the technological advancements of automation, switching control and digital monitoring to your helm and around your vessel. Let us help you design a custom system that enables quick and easy access to important information, alerts, boating modes, automated setups and more.

Reduce reliance on traditional switches and fuses. Add digital control for ease and reliability.

Easy-to-use interface provides rich graphical solutions for a custom display.

Get reliable communication over the NMEA 2000® network.

Build a custom digital switching system for any size vessel.

Worldwide end-to-end support from Garmin sales and engineering teams.

Reliable performance for more than 20 years.

AUTOMATION

Automating your digital systems reduces your workload and enhances your time on the water. Whether you’re cruising, fishing or relaxing, you can create different modes to set up your boat for how you want to use it. Garmin and EmpirBus make it easy to create your own automated systems or modes.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY

Get control and automation for your entire vessel right at the helm for a smart home-like experience.

LIGHTS

Adjust and control the lights for your entire vessel, and automate their timing.

SPEAKERS

Automate different zones, and adjust volume levels around the boat from one place.

AIR CONDITIONING

Automate the HVAC system, and get the cabin comfortable before you arrive to the marina or return to the boat.

SECURITY

Set up your security systems to turn on or off at certain times of the day to give you more peace of mind.

READY. SET. RELAX.

Set the lights, music and air conditioning with a tap of the screen. Create different modes for how you want to use your boat with our simple, easy and intuitive drag-and-drop interface — no coding experience required.

SET IT AND FORGET IT

Fishing? Focus on the pursuit, and create a program to set up your boat for success. With the touch of a button, you can load your preferred chartplotter screen, turn on the ice maker and fill up your live well while you rig gear.

PROGRAMMING MADE EASY

Our drag-and-drop software makes it easy for boat builders and technical installers to customize the user interface on chartplotters and MFDs. It’s even possible to incorporate custom branding, logos and more into all the vessel’s systems so your entire digital switching interface looks and feels cohesive. None of this requires any coding experience, thanks to our intuitive and easy-to-use software.

CONTROLS

Take command of your vessel’s systems with reliable digital integrations from Garmin. Reduce clutter at the helm, and integrate all your switches to one or multiple screens for a seamless experience and reliable operation.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY

Control the systems on your vessel through your compatible MFD, chartplotter or third-party inputs such as keypads, steering wheels and more.

WINDLASS

Deploy or retrieve your anchor, and control other systems to prepare your vessel for arrival or departure.

LIGHTS

Automate navigation lights to turn on before you need them, and control all your lighting systems without leaving the helm.

ICE MAKER

Keep your catch cold or entertain guests, and get ice that’s ready when you are with ice maker automation.

PUMPS

Gain total control of all your pump systems, and run the bilge, fill up live wells, empty graywater tanks and more.

YOUR HELM. YOUR WAY.

Use your Garmin chartplotter or TD 50 to control any number of systems on your vessel, including bilges, lighting, appliances, awnings and more. If you can switch it, we can help you control it. You can also use compatible third-party MFDs or even one of our supplier’s human interfaces — such as steering wheels — to control your boat.

TAILOR-MADE SYSTEMS

Utilize any number of modules to build your custom EmpirBus system to create a reliable and trustworthy digital switching solution for vessels of all shapes and sizes.

NETWORK COMPATIBLE

Build a network so you can easily control your vessel from anywhere aboard. Connect your MFDs, chartplotters or integrated touchscreens across the ship for simple control, no matter where you are. With the ActiveCaptain® app, you can even control systems with your compatible Apple® or Android device.

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