iSea: MAN Debuts New Electric Controls, Displays, for Workboats and Yachts

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 13, 2020

  • Thanks to its numerous interfaces, the iSea electrics case frees up space in the engine compartment and on the bridge. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE
  • The iSea bridge display shows the control values of up to seven peripheral devices. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE
  • Thanks to its numerous interfaces, the iSea electrics case frees up space in the engine compartment and on the bridge. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE Thanks to its numerous interfaces, the iSea electrics case frees up space in the engine compartment and on the bridge. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE
  • The iSea bridge display shows the control values of up to seven peripheral devices. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE The iSea bridge display shows the control values of up to seven peripheral devices. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE

A new electrics case for yachts and work boats featuring a central electronics unit, bridge displays and a throttle lever is now available from MAN Engines under the iSea name, with all components designed  to simplify processes and operating procedures.

An open system, they also provide a high degree of connectivity with other components that are commonly available on the market.
The new electrics case records all of the engine data and compares it with pre-determined target values. In the event of a departure from any engine or gearbox target values, an integrated alarm system triggers either a warning, an alarm or a reduction procedure in order to protect the engine.

Given the fact that various control units, alarm systems and, if the customer so desires, safety systems, are incorporated into the electrics case, there is no need to house these additional components in the engine compartment.

The iSea electrics case’s level of versatility is further demonstrated by its CAN 1939 connection. With this connection, customers who have requirements over and above the iSea 7" and 5" displays supplied by MAN Engines are able to connect larger external displays as an alternative. In addition, the iSea electrics case from MAN Engines users to identify the root causes of maintenance work in advance using the “Marine Web Interface” via an online connection and to plan the necessary steps ahead of time. The interface can also be used to retrieve and analyze consumption values and the load spectrum.

The new iSea color touch screens from MAN Engines display operating and control values for the engine, gearbox and, if available, exhaust gas aftertreatment. It is also possible, however, to integrate convenient functions such as video transmission from the boarding platform via the numerous interfaces. In addition, eight freely programmable digital inputs and one relay contact output are available. 

The iSea bridge displays can still be used to start up and stop the engine and initiate emergency propulsion functions. The IPS display (In-Plane Switching), with its wide viewing angle, high luminance and protection class IP66/67, uses the same technology as leading mobile phone manufacturers. Thanks to their streamlined design, the smart displays ensure that the control panel is both modern and clearly arranged, even on open bridges (fly bridge).


The iSea convenient throttle lever communicates via control boards that are integrated into the electrics case. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE

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