Latest Dockmate debuts

Dockmate® unveils new software communicating between its remotes, receiver and all programmable interfaces and modules with the launch of DockControl2™.

25 May 2022


With a complete re-write of its dealer-facing Windows app and the entire software stack within the system, DockControl2 allows for a common foundation for different apps used to interface with host systems. This includes systems such as Volvo Penta’s TJS Gateway, Glendinning’s CC1, Vetus’ V-CAN and Sleipner’s S-Link.

In addition, the software improves existing features, adding fail safes and extending Dockmate’s proprietary wireless communication DockLink2™ protocol.

The new common software foundation also makes current and future integration projects with engine, motor and thruster controls easier and faster to implement and test.

For users, the software update allows for features like Throttle+ functionality and a more precise SoftDocking feature. It also creates static error codes, which display on the wireless remote to help dealers diagnose issues.

For dealers, Dockmate has built a new Wireless Programmer dongle that lets dealers change settings, calibrate throttle and update the Dockmate system without the need to open the device or dashboard.


“While older Dockmate systems using DockControl1™ provide incredible functionality for the user and a customisability that no other aftermarket product on the market can achieve, any updates or calibration require a dealer to physically connect a cable to every component,” said Dirk Illegems, president of Dockmate.

“In our continuing effort to provide the best system and value, dealers can now do everything wirelessly, making maintenance and installs even easier. This not only saves the dealer time, but also ultimately saves the owner money.”

To give users flexibility and control to operate their vessels in almost any situation or conditions, Throttle+ offers a predetermined additional boost of throttle on every SINGLE+, TWIN+ and TWIST Dockmate remote control.

Building on the recent release of Dockmate’s patented SoftDocking feature, every Dockmate can now have three levels of engine control.

On SINGLE+ and TWIN+ models, a quick tap of the forward or reverse button gives a pre- programmed rotation of the prop, called SoftDocking, for close quarters manoeuvring.

A full press of the forward or reverse buttons engage idle power and by pressing the SEL button, while pressing either forward or reverse, gives a pre-programmed boost of Throttle+.

The predetermined amount of throttle can be calibrated per direction to fit the precise needs of each customer and the type of vessel they own.

On a TWIST (joystick) remote, there’s no need to press the SEL button to use Throttle+. Instead, Dockmate uses the proportional nature of the TWIST joystick, allowing users to tap the joystick for SoftDocking.

A full push of the joystick in any direction forward, reverse or diagonal allows for idle speed. By pushing the joystick further over the Throttle+ threshold engages additional thrust.

SoftDocking and Throttle+ are pre-loaded on all new Dockmate controls and are configured during installation.



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