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Boening: B⋮MACS PLOTTER EDITION – Monitoring, Alarm & Control System


August 23, 2021

As a major manufacturer of automation solutions for yachts, BÖNING Automationstechnologie has equipped about 13,000 ships with engine electronics and more than 1,500 yachts with ship alarm systems. For many years, the alarm, monitoring and control systems have been delivered with their own operating units in different sizes. The new solution B⋮MACS PE was developed especially for connection to the chart plotter to expand the range of applications. The proven data stations are used, but this solution does not require a separate alarm display anymore.

The B⋮MACS PE application is started via a graphic icon on the plotter. The connection to the automation system is made via a gateway, which prepares all automation data appropriately. Chart plotters from Garmin, Raymarine and Furuno are supported.

Hardware components

Various data stations are used for direct reading of analog inputs, digital inputs and for controlling relay outputs. A central data processing unit with six CAN bus interfaces (SAE-J1939, NMEA 2000), three serial lines (NMEA 0183, Modbus RTU) and network connection (Modbus-TCP) are used to read values and control external systems on board. In addition, various proprietary manufacturer protocols are supported to ensure best connectivity.

The system is modular and can be expanded with additional data stations, display units and systems of our portfolio. For example, additional display systems can be added via CAN bus to serve as a separate motor display. Furthermore, we recommend a connection to the BÖNING CabinCon system to display and control lights (Digital Switching via AHD-RB6), air conditioning and the status of other components on board comfortably inside the cabin.

Schematic Overview

The B⋮MACS PE Monitoring, Alarm and Control System is connected to the chartplotter via IP network. The Garmin “One Helm” system, the Raymarine “Lighthouse” as well as current MFDs from Furuno are supported.

A B⋮MACS PE Gateway converts all data of the alarm system into HTML5 format, in order to display it comfortably on project-specific visualization pages.



  •    –   Compatible with Garmin, Raymarine, and Furuno chartplotter displays (MFDs)
  •    –   Easy connection via LAN using modern HTML5 protocol
  •    –   Individually created graphical visualization
  •    –   Extensive possibilities for connecting external systems onboard
  •    –   ​Large number of supported data protocols





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