Garmin Unveils Remote Monitoring Hub


Garmin has unveiled the OnDeck remote connectivity hub for remote monitoring that pairs with ActiveCaptain for 24/7 vessel access.

The GTB 10 hub integrates with NMEA2000-compatible systems and can include up to five switches — vital systems like battery status and bilge pumps as well as door and hatch sensors. Also included are temperature and shore power sensors and a relay switch.


In addition, a configurable geofence alerts users if your vessel has been moved outside a predetermined area via text or email every 15 to 30 minutes, dependent on power status and preference.

“OnDeck is a comprehensive vessel monitoring and management tool designed to deliver important information about your boat directly to your fingertips, so you’ll always know that it’s safe, secure and ready for your next adventure,” said Garmin global consumer sales vice president Dan Bartel in a statement. “A practical solution for every type of boat, from center consoles and bass boats to sailboats and trawlers, our customers can feel more confident monitoring and protecting their investment with an OnDeck System onboard.”


If shore power is disconnected or a boat’s battery is depleted, the OnDeck System is equipped with its own internal battery for up to 48 hours. Information is stored on the Hub and available in the cloud for review for up to 30 days.

OnDeck is currently compatible with the following Garmin Marine MFDs: GPSMAP 84/8600, GPSMAP 74/7600, GPSMAP 10x2/12x2 and the GPSMAP 7x2/9x2/12x2 Plus series.

Garmin’s OnDeck MSRP is $849.99, and a subscription plan is required for usage of which two types are currently available: a $19.99 monthly plan and a one-year contact, the latter of which gifts users the first 3 months free, after which a monthly fee of $12.99 kicks in.

Click here for more on the Garmin OnDeck System. 


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