Kara Technology: "We want to objectify the use of recreational boats"

The Kara Technology team at METS Trade © Kara

Kara Technology showcased its EVA-connected boat solution at METS Trade. Among the connected devices that are flourishing in the yachting industry, the equipment manufacturer stands out by thinking its solution for the construction site above all, explains Benoît Traineau, Director of Innovation.

Collect the technical data of the boat

With its EVA solution, for Automated Travel Equipment, Kara Technology offers pleasure craft manufacturers the opportunity to install a technical data collection system on board their units. The device retrieves all the information from the sensors on the electrical network. They are then stored on board for a maximum period of 3 months on a server of the French brand Scheiber, compatible with NMEA 2000. Synchronization with a shore-based server takes place as soon as the network allows. The EVA 4G/Wi-fi antenna operates up to 20 miles from the coast. A boat data book is thus created, offering a wealth of information on the boat's navigation and use.

Data storage and transfer system by EVA

Designing a connected solution for shipyards

If the connected boat is in fashion, Kara Technology intends to stand out by the user it targets. "We thought of the connected boat for the shipyard, before we thought of it for the yachtsman. There are many ideas on how to navigate people, but we wanted to make a tool that allows professionals to objectify the use of recreational boats," summarizes Benoît Traineau, Director of Innovation at Kara Technology.

Visualization of sensor data on EVA Measure

Tailor-made data processing

Collecting data is not enough, it must be exploited. The EVA Measure interface allows you to visualize the information of all the shipyard's boats equipped with the device and each of the sensors. 2 alternatives are proposed to the shipyard. It can extract the raw data provided by EVA for internal use and produce its own statistics. Kara Technology can also offer custom software elements, such as connected maintenance solutions already developed for French manufacturers. "In the site interface, you can set up alerts and schedule maintenance. Applications sold to the yachtsman for their personal use and their boat, in the colours of the yard, can be developed. They then benefit from all these specificities," says Benoît Traineau.