20120930-093245.jpgTom and Jan of nbWaiouru have a really awesome thing on their boat called Empirbus, it is like a home automation system, but on a boat!

Empirbus NXT is a new product line, based on more than 10 years experience in power distribution using Digital Switching.

EmpirBus NXT is an NMEA 2000 compatible next generation of distributed power supply systems. In the NXT generation, we have added our longterm experience, together with the market’s wishes and not least our own innovative ideas.

In the NXT system, you will get all features and functionality from the EmpirBus CLC system, added with lot of unique and new possibilities.

I plan on building my own boat automation system; with our new Boatman stove having been fitted with central heating, there is a need to turn the pump on and off automaticly, and light control in the first instance.

I am going to write about using RS485 with a Raspbery Pi and Arduinos at some point in the future, so those posts will appear on this site.