Launching revised Model E4 software a bit later, but better

Relatively silently and remotely, we have been working very hard with a team of 4 highly qualified and experienced software developers, and one hardware developer. We have decided to delay the 3th of July launch, presented in my previous blog, until after the summer period to:

>Allow our young organisation to get everything even better organised, from order processing to manuals, FAQ’s, knowledge database, dealer training program

>Increase our capacity and raise our level of knowledge and expertise in Customer Support, to be sure to be able to keep supporting our dealers and customers to the highest standards possible;

>Reduce the pressure in the Development Department. We want to make sure our products and our products-to-be-announced (hardware, software, SAILMON Cloud, SAILMON App) keep meeting the highest quality standards possible. We prefer to take some more time to refine and test our products more and better;

>Plus, we want to generate max impact. Launching just after the summer holidays have finished in that perspective is much better compared to launching just before the summer holidays will commence.

So, on September 4th 2017, SAILMON will launch a completely revised new version of the Model E4 software including NavDesk version 3.0 and the SAILMON App

A) Future proof
Online software updates and online calibration and support. So for a customer the latest software version will always be installed on the Model E4;

B) Flexible
Connects to and works with all NMEA2000 or Fastnet compatible existing displays and sensors of the traditional brands like B&G, Raymarine, Garmin, Simrad and others;

C) Low cost display
The ScreenView App comes as part of the upgraded Navdesk App. It allows your smart devices like smartphone or tablet to connect to and work with SAILMON Model E4 Processor as if it was a full-function (and much more expensive) SAILMON Displays;

D) Easy
To configure (using NavDesk, with icons like on your smartphone) your system including all displays;

E) Dashboard
Download and install the free SAILMON App on your smartphone or tablet. Crew will be able to view boat data on their smart device on board. At the same time at home, family, friends, supporters can view the same, including still video that’s being shared from the boat (also available in the SAILMON Cloud Portal);

F) Prototype / beta version For dinghies, Optimists etc
Download and install the free SAILMON App on your smartphone or tablet. When used stand-alone in a dinghy, you can tell the SAILMON App to make your smart device act as if it was a full function Model E4 Processor. Superyacht and Grand Prix Racing technology available in Optimist – free of any charge!

So all of this will give the user a completely new experience of following and reviewing sailing races and cruises – that’s why we see this as “disruptive”. And since the FREE SAILMON App offers a lot for owners, fans, supporters, followers, crew, and individual sailors in small dinghies, from September onwards when it will be launched, this app could spread very quickly and build the SAILMON brand – and a big sailing community accordingly.


**Pictures are a sneakpreview of the SAILMON App

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Peter Houtzagers

Peter (1961), Bachelor Business Administration (Nyenrode) is a serial entrepreneur - and sailor too. As from 1989, Peter co-founded ventures like contactcenters 2Contact in Haarlem and Den Bosch, on-line food supplements shop Flinndal, Certain Credit Management, Space Payload Integrator AlphaSparks, Online Media Agency Fresh Toast, and nautical instrument solution provider Sailmon. Peter owns the Lemsteraak BS2.