There are plenty of variables when heading out for a day of fishing. Whether or not boat issues will ruin your day shouldn’t be one of them. There is nothing worse than arriving loaded with gear, friends and high expectations, just to find that your boat has dead batteries, a bilge full of water, or as often happens, both.
The innovators at Siren Marine understand the value of every fishing day. So they developed affordable, practical and easy-to-use Connected Boat™ technology to eliminate these worries, letting anglers focus on what matters most — catching fish.
Siren Marine’s cellular-based MTC (which stands for Monitor|Track|Control) gives you peace of mind that comes from knowing your boat is always safe, secure and ready to fish. With the MTC and the free Siren Marine iOS and Android apps, boaters can use any smart phone or tablet to remotely monitor a wide range of important conditions onboard their vessel. This includes the state of starting and house batteries, bilge pump activity, temperature and more. The MTC’s shore power sensor can alert boaters if this power lifeline gets disconnected, damaged or turned off — preventing a litany of messy problems ranging from warm beer and melted ice cream to freezers full of ruined bait.
To keep boats safe and secure, the MTC features built-in GPS tracking and geofence capabilities that let owners set up a “guard zone” and receive alerts if boats move or break this fence. This same technology is very useful to track where family members are using the boat — or to know where your buddies really limited out while borrowing your boat.
Designed for easy installation and engineered to work with a full range of wired and wireless sensors, the MTC system offers nearly limitless expandability. Siren Marine offers canvas snap sensors, motion sensors, and door entry sensors that can be installed throughout the boat to help protect vessels, as well as valuable electronics and fishing gear. This is a great feeling for anglers who keep their boats in vulnerable areas such as crowded marinas or dry storage lots.
In addition to monitoring and tracking, the MTC lets boaters remotely control a variety of onboard systems — such as turning on air conditioning or spreader lights when you’re on the way to the boat. Not sure if you turned off the battery switch or washdown pump? The MTC eliminates this worry and saves you trips back and forth.
A typical coastal or offshore fishing trip takes days of planning — checking weather reports, doing your homework on the bite, calling around to assemble a crew and prepping all your gear. “The last thing you want is a surprise when you show up to the boat,” said Siren Marine CEO and Founder Daniel Harper. “Or worse yet, unexpected downtime and repair costs that might have been prevented. This is especially true in the Northeast, where our season for enjoying time on the water is limited.”
Siren Marine’s recent launch of innovative wireless sensors makes it even easier for boaters to install and set up the ideal connected boat system. Five new compact wireless sensors — High Water, Bilge Pump, Battery Voltage, Entry and Temperature — connect to the MTC without a hard-wire connection. These sensors are a breeze to configure and can be installed on any type or size of boat without the need to drill holes or run wires through crowded rigging tubes. This is a huge benefit for owners of modern fishing boats already clogged with wires and cables associated with sounders, transducers, chartplotters, radar, radios and other electronics.
These proprietary wireless sensors are built to perform on boats and stand up to the harsh marine environment. They are IP67 waterproof rated for use above or below decks and are stylishly designed to compliment any vessel’s aesthetics. For practical performance aboard today’s fishing boats, they deliver long battery life (up to 2 years) and use a sub-gigahertz frequency designed to penetrate through bulkheads and communicate over distances up to 200 feet. Each wireless sensor package includes a wireless module, an interchangeable sensor “tail,” mounting bracket, and a replaceable coin-cell battery.
To make it even easier for anglers to “hook up” their boat with the MTC, Siren Marine has just released its MTC+2 Starter Kit, combining the MTC base unit and two wireless sensors, for the affordable MRP of $799. Siren Marine offers a variety of monthly, seasonal (April-October) or annual subscription plans designed to meet the needs of anglers. For example, an annual global subscription plan runs $180, or boaters can opt for a monthly charge of $17.97.
While you can’t control things like weather, bait, water conditions or whether or not the fish will bite, with the Siren Marine MTC you can control what happens on your boat. Contact Siren Marine at 401.619.4774 or visit www.sirenmarine.com to learn more.