The acquisition is expected to help boaters turn their multifunction displays into hubs for complete system control and information.
“For years, auto manufacturers have provided consumers with a complete integration solution at their fingertips, and we, as a marine industry have fallen behind the curve to provide the same level of convenience and control,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson stated in a press release. “With Naviop, we have taken a step forward to provide a comprehensive system-integration package for the boatbuilding market.”
The tech vision for every helm: Navico intends to shift the idea of a central MFD to an integrated, cloud-connected information system. Naviop systems work as an integration hub as well as a digital switching solution, and can manage everything from air conditioning and engines to diesel generator units and stabilization systems.