CZone removes the one-to-one relationship
between each physical switch and the item being
controlled, and allows multiple devices to be
controlled by a single touch.
This simplifies the display and ensures critical items
are not forgotten, like navigation lights when running
at night. The combinations can also overlap, allowing
the same device to be controlled in different ways by
So for example a mode for “Daytime Running” might
turn on the fridge, fresh-water pump, toilet pump
and bilge blower. A “Night Running” mode might
add navigation lights to this and dim the instrument
lights, while a “Night Anchor” mode would turn these
off and replace them with the anchor light, interior
lights and underwater lights. In this way a small
number of programmed modes could cater for all the
combinations required during normal operation.
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Creating modes is done using the CZone
configuration software, and this can
incorporate suitable graphics. Modes can then
be programmed to display graphically which
devices are enabled for each mode, ensuring
immediate understanding of what the state is
of each device is in the current mode.