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Cyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - LEADERBOARD

smartlink - is this the missing link?

by Lou Johnson 25 Jun 2020 04:00 PDT
smartlink by Cyclops Marine © Cyclops Marine

Cyclops Marine launch smartlink. A new wireless load sensor designed to help sailors find their groove, record their settings, and most importantly repeat those settings. Sailors win regattas when they get their settings right.

Want to hit the fast loads on any of your rope controls? From sheets to tack lines, vangs to backstays, you could even monitor your hiking with a toestrap sensor. Repeat the fast settings with smartlink, a sleek, lightweight load sensor that delivers on-board, real time dynamic load measuring.

smartlink will wirelessly feed the live load to a mobile application or the boats instruments via NMEA2000 Gateway and cable.

"At any point in time, sailors can see what loads they are working with," comments Ian Howarth, CEO at Cyclops Marine. "Teams are feeding back they are trimming their boats better, more consistently and sailing faster. Real time loading with visible numbers makes this easy."

Fitting a smartlink is simple. It is manufactured in low density, high strength Titanium, this makes it very light weight, and simple to add inline to any soft stay or sheet. It is strong and aesthetically pleasing. Race teams need the data with no compromise on weight. smartlink is the smallest, lightest and strongest sheet load sensor in the world.

Once fitted, the smartlink will help sailors find their winning settings, get in the groove, and be able to repeat those proven settings for the wind conditions and the sea state. Who better to help with the smartlink development than a team that understands 'there is no second', with the product developed in partnership with INEOS TEAM UK.

"At INEOS TEAM UK, we consider Cyclops Marine our 'go-to' experts when it comes to wireless load sensors. Forging a close relationship with our suppliers is one of our core values, especially when that company manufactures in the UK." (Andrew McLean, Team Leader Systems Engineering, INEOS Team UK)

Key features of smartlink:

  • Simple to fit
  • Wireless
  • Factory calibrated
  • Leading edge technology
  • Cost-effective
  • Can be used in several different locations
  • Realtime data to smart device and marine electronics
Technical details of smartlink:
  • Available: 2 tonne, 5 tonne, 10 tonne loads
  • Weight: 160g, 210g, 360g
  • Size: 79 x 55 x 19 mm, 83 x 66 x 22 mm, 93 x74 x25 mm
  • Material: Titanium
  • Battery life: 200 hours with smartpower feature (target 25-30 days racing)
  • Simple to change, standard C2032 battery.

smartlink is the second product in the smart range from Cyclops Marine, following the launch of smarttune, where the company brings America's Cup technology to the ordinary sailor. Contact your local Cyclops Marine distributor to purchase your smartlink and find your winning gear www.cyclopsmarine.com.

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