Sea Machines

Marine Control Systems & Remote Helm Controls for Commercial Marine Vessels

United States of America
Sea Machines
Marine Control Systems & Remote Helm Controls for Commercial Marine Vessels
226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114 USA United States of America Regional offices

Sea Machines is a leading developer of marine control systems; autonomous command, advanced perception and remote-helm control systems for commercial vessels and workboats.

Available for installation aboard existing or new surface vessels, our technology increases marine operators’ productivity, performance, and safety, while driving down operational cost and reducing risk.

The Sea Machines Advantage

  • Sustainable and increased capabilities and predictability
  • Reduced operational costs and ability to repurpose design/use of vessels
  • Increased on water productivity time
  • Faster responses by engaging multiple vessels with limited crews
  • Reduced crew changes and crew expenses
  • New options for the design of autonomous boats and remote-controlled vessels
  • Low maintenance and intuitive
  • Seamless integration via a retrofit or OEM solution

Marine Control Systems

Sea Machines marine control systems are ideally suited for existing or new-build commercial vessels, including fireboats, commercial survey workboats, spill-response vessels, security/patrol/search-and-rescue craft, offshore wind support vessels, aquaculture workboats and others.

Sea Machines is also a leading developer of advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types, including container ships. The company is currently testing its perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s new-build ice-class container ships and has several other installations scheduled.

SM-300 Marine Control System

Autonomous command and vessel control system for commercial marine vessel

Autonomous control system for boatsThe SM300 marine control system provides full operator-in-the-loop autonomous control and command, as well as direct remote control, for unmanned commercial vessels and workboats.

The SM300 vessel control system is ideal for a wide range of unmanned marine missions including spill response, firefighting, surveying and security patrolling.

Vessel Control System Technology

SM300 Autonomous Command SystemVessels can be controlled from nearshore locations or nearby vessels, and from offsite locations with reliable network connections.

The rugged onboard intelligent control hub, powered by our unique TALOS technology, interfaces with and processes data from radar, cameras, GPS, Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), providing automated obstacle detection and avoidance as well as powerful mission planning.

Autonomous control systems

An intuitive laptop-based autonomous control system with point-and-click interface allows users to easily plan, track and record missions by simply selecting waypoints and inputting vessel parameters. The SM300 can be used to chart high-precision grid patterns or evenly-spaced sweeping trajectories for applications such as marine surveying and data acquisition. Two vessels equipped with SM300 vessel control systems can perform autonomous collaborative missions, with the ability to maintain set path, speed and distance apart.

Remote Payload Control

The SM300’s remote payload control allows operators to engage on-board fire monitors, air quality sensors, sonar systems and a variety of other payloads. The system delivers real-time data, camera and sensor feedback, providing the ability to adjust speed, course and direction as needed.

External data from sonar, radar, surface video or on-board weather stations can be easily recorded and recovered for post-mission analysis and computer-generated reporting. Sea Machines software connects seamlessly to survey data acquisition software, as well as other intelligent payload systems that allow dynamic and proactive changes to be made to pre-programmed autonomous missions.

Remote boat command system

SM-300 Specifications:

Control Hub Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 22.35 cm
(20 x 20 x 8.8 in)
Control Hub Weight: 29.48 kg (365 lbs)
Nearshore Communications: IP Radio, 4G/LTE
Ship-to-Ship Communications: IP Radio
Long-range Communications: Satellite (L-band, VSAT, KU, KA)

SM-200 Remote Helm Control System

Wireless remote-helm controls for increased operational flexibility

Marine autonomy system

The SM200 marine control system enables line-of-sight remote control for commercial workboats, providing unmanned or minimally manned capabilities for a wide variety of vessels including fire boats, ferries, utility vessels and more.

SM200 Remote Helm Control SystemDelivering increased productivity, capability and operator safety, the SM200 remote helm controls can be integrated into OEM unmanned surface vessels or easily retrofitted into existing manned boats. The system’s control hub integrates with the vessel’s engine controls, steering and transmission, as well as providing flexible sensor and payload integration for winches, pumps, sonar, ROV deployment and a variety of other subsystems.

A dynamic dual-joystick remote user interface allows remote control from the shore or a nearby vessel, at distances of up to 1km. Featuring a colour LCD screen and eleven customizable toggle switches, the remote control station allows users to monitor vessel parameters and conditions such as attitude, gear, propeller speed, battery voltage and fuel level.

Remote Helm Control System

SM-200 Specifications:

Control Hub Dimensions: 40.64 x 40.64 x 17.27 cm
(16 x 16 x 6.8 in)
Control Hub Weight: 17.24 kg (38 lbs)
Nominal Input Voltage: 12V
Max Current: 12A
Power Auxiliary Output: 12V/2A and 24V/2A
Data Ports: 1 x Ethernet, 1 x Serial, NMEA, Profibus/Profinet
+ Load More Articles
On Demand
Amplifying Autonomy with Resilient Connectivity

July 27, 2021 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Autonomy for Hydrographic Survey Vessels

Case Study: Unmanned Nearshore Surveying

February 25, 2021 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Autonomy for Cargo Vessels

December 10, 2020 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Autonomy in the Classroom

Part of the Sea Machines Webinar Series

October 5, 2020 - Available On Demand
Regional Offices & Locations
Sea Machines HQ United States of America 226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114 USA +1-617-455-6266 Contact Send Message Website
Sea Machines Europe Germany Wendenstrasse 130, 20537 Hamburg, Germany +49-40-8460-2676 Contact Website