We like sharing stories of how people are using our products. Making new devices, starting exciting projects, and designing applications. This time you can learn how mikroC PRO for PIC is protecting ships and yachts in Australia.
A marine environment can be harsh - a fact all sailors and true boat lovers know. That is why it's great to have a good security system in place; a system that alerts the owner of unwanted intruders, possible water leakage, the weather conditions, or a fire hazards.
Trek Transponder, designed by Tony Richardson from Sydney, Australia does such a thing.
Tony, an electronics engineer, used mikroC PRO for PIC compiler for his Track Transporter device. He had chosen it because it's easy to
As Tony says: "The processor I used is PIC18F87J94 because it has 4 serial ports and is very low power."
We asked him how he found out about MikroElektronika:
"I came across mikroC for
As it turns out, Tony didn't end up using the ConnectEVE in his final product, but it was a starting point in his MikroElektronika journey.
Trek Transponder is a small box that can be installed in an inconspicuous place on one's boat. It uses multiple sensors to alert the user about things like an intrusion, fire, tipping and more. The device can be powered by a battery, or it can be solar powered.
Trek Transponder also offers the option of communication with your boat, by sending a command by SMS or receiving data. That means you can know your boat's status on a moment's notice. It's a great way to monitor your boat's location, electrics, bilge and more over your phone.
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For more information about Track Transponder, check out their website.