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By Marjorie Woodfin

Pilot staff writer

Good news is on the horizon for boat owners who are running out of space on their vessels for all of the desired instrumentation.

Chetco Digital Instruments, Inc., of Oregon, has designed an innovative virtual dashboard product called vGauge which can solve the space problem while providing new instrumentation possibilities.

Boat owners can use the company's vDash software, interfacing with any Windows XP laptop computer or PDA, to view, install or reconfigure any instrument in the multifunction vGuage instrument cluster from any location on the vessel.

In a recent demonstration at Chetco Chandlery, vGauge Product Manager Joe Burke, explained that Chetco Digital is shipping vDash and vGuage to boat owners and builders internationally.

He explained that the products were created in response to a growing number of boat owners who have run out of space to install all of the instrumentation needed or desired. "We have created a truly virtual dashboard that can be located just about anywhere and can communicate with our remote sensor instrumentation units," Burke said.

He demonstrated the ability to control instruments in multiple locations on a vessel with a handheld wireless transmitter from a range of 40 to 80 feet.

With the installation of vDash and vGuage, instrumentation names, graphic symbols displays, sensor calibration tables and alarms, and fuel control can all be viewed, calibrated, controlled, or changed from any position on the boat.

Burke explained that vDash, working with vGauge instrument clusters, can provide real-time display not possible with standard gauges for viewing and data logging of functions including RPM, MPH, volts, oil pressure, fuel level, engine temperatures, Global Positioning System data, sonar data, and much more, with a real-time display

For information call Burke at (541) 661-2051. A display is available at Chetco Chandlery, 16118 Lower Harbor Rd.


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