New and innovative features for renowned Dockmate® wireless remote control system


Dockmate®, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today its next-generation remote control transmitters and an all-new mounting option with a custom-designed fixed-mount, wireless charging Cradle.

Key innovationsin the upgraded hardware are an easier-to-use interface for the TWIN+touch pad remote control and addedwireless charging capability.The next generation of Dockmate remotes also gain the advanced functionality of a new vibration response, which means that they now have three types of feedback: visual (LEDs), audible (buzzer) and tactile (vibration), for added safety and a more intuitive user experience.
With the new Dockmate Cradle fixed-mount, wirelesscharging pad, usersno longer have to choose between a fixed joystick or a remote control. The combination of the Dockmate TWISTjoystick remote andthe new Dockmate Cradle enables a cutting-edge feature: Fixed Joystick Mode.Once the TWISTjoystick remote isplaced in the Cradle, itcan be used just like any other third-party joystick docking system. The true innovation is that by taking the remote out of its Cradle, users immediately have the flexibility of a wireless remote control. This gives users incredible savings, both in cost and helm space, as the Cradle onlytakes upabout 20 cm by 8 cmof surface mounting spacefora tidier bridge station
Developed specially by Scanstrutto accommodate the Dockmate remote, the Cradle is also waterproof (IPX6), UV-resistant, and has an anodized aluminum chassis. It can be mounted anywhere inside or out, like on the flybridge,and it can be used to charge cell phones as well.TheCradle is perfect for frequent users, keepingthe remote in an easy-to-reach location and ensuringthe unit has a full battery and is ready-to-use.
“We’re the fastest growing wireless remote control company in the worldbecause we understand what boaters want with this type of safety equipment, and we’re committed to providing a continuously improving system,”said DirkIllegems, president, Dockmate. “While the Dockmate wireless remote control system is well-known for being an affordable and highlyinnovative product for slow-speed maneuvering, our next generation offers even more flexibility and the incredible cost savings of adding afixed joystick,and replacing it with a dual fixed and wirelesssystem.”


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When using a Dockmate® remote, that was charged to 100%, it takes up to 3 hours of constant use (remote actively communicating with the Receiver) to deplete the battery. This translates to a few very difficult and/or long docking manoeuvres, or lasts at least 15 docking manoeuvres of approximately 10 minutes.

During our test charging a Dockmate® remote from empty to completely full takes up to 3 hours. In practice we’ve observed a typical charging time for a Dockmate® remote of 20 to 40 min. For boaters using our latest Dockmate® Cradle, their Dockmate® remote is virtually always charged up and ready for use.