Siren Marine Introduces Siren 3 Pro Connected Boat Device
Advanced “Smart Boat” Technology Features Built-in NMEA 2000 Connectivity, Enhanced Data Options, Best-in-Class Wireless Sensors and Focus on OEM Integration
NEWPORT, RI / July 23, 2020 — Siren Marine today unveiled the Siren 3 Pro — the next generation Connected Boat product that will fundamentally enhance the boat ownership experience while providing the boating industry with critical data needed to provide better products and an entirely new approach to service opportunities and customer support.
The new Siren 3 Pro expands on what Siren Marine has been offering for over a decade — Peace of mind and the security of stress-free boating. The smart technology is comprehensive and powerful, while maintaining affordability and ease of installation. The Siren 3 Pro connects with the free Siren Marine App for extensive vessel monitoring and control using iOS or Android based phones, tablets and computers.
The Siren 3 Pro main device features built-in GPS tracking, worldwide LTE cellular connectivity and works with a range of advanced wireless and wired sensors. The system monitors a variety of important conditions — including security, geofence alerts, bilge pump activity, battery health, battery switch status, shore power status and more.
The Siren 3 Pro also features built-in NMEA 2000 connectivity that opens up the full power of digital switching and puts unparalleled control and data at the fingertips of boaters. Through partnerships with marine digital switching pioneers such as CZone, Siren Marine revolutionizes the power of digital switching — taking it up to the cloud and then onto the boater’s mobile device. Remote digital switching gives boaters the ability to turn on cabin lights, switch on A/C, or spool up a gyrostabilizer— to name just a few features —right from the palm of their hand. By doing these things ahead of time, everything can be ready to go when the boater arrives.
This NMEA 2000 capability also provides Siren Marine’s OEM boat, engine and NMEA device manufacturer partners with valuable data that will help them transform their products and customer support. Manufacturers can gain new understanding of how, where and when their products are being used, and apply this data-driven knowledge towards enhancing their products. Through Siren Marine’s cloud-based platform, customers can receive immediate notifications when serviceable events occur, identifying small problems before they have a chance to become large, costly ones. The Siren Pro 3 can be outfitted with the optional SirenSat Offshore antenna for use on trawlers, cruisers, sportfishing boats and other vessels that venture far offshore. SirenSat provides boaters with accurate global GPS positioning and tracking for peace of mind and security. It also satisfies satellite tracking insurance requirements now required for vessels in certain regions of the country and boats with multiple outboard engines. An upcoming Phase II release of Siren 3 Pro will feature built-in Iridium bi-directional satellite capability, allowing access to all the advanced monitoring and control functions of the Siren Marine system from anywhere in the world. This includes not only the ability to monitor and track vessel position and movement, but also to receive alerts from any of the system’s sensors, turn NMEA devices on and off through digital switching and more.
Key OEM partners have recognized the power of this technology to enhance both customer experience and brand reputation. Leading boat builders such as Bass Cat, Cobalt, Falcon, Hell’s Bay, Mag Bay Yachts, Jeanneau, Princess, Riviera, Solace, Southport and Vanquish have already partnered with Siren Marine to provide smart boat technology to their customers. Marine propulsion leader, ZF Marine, recently partnered with Siren Marine to create a customized and interactive Connected Boat Experience for its customers. Using customized tiles in the Siren Marine App, ZF customers’ transmissions are connected 24/7, providing automatic equipment status alerts about potential issues and the need for scheduled maintenance via the Connected Boat cloud. This technology also allows for instant connection between the boater and global ZF customer support with Siren Marine’s proprietary Two-TapTM feature.
Diesel engine leader Cummins also recently signed a partnership agreement with Siren Marine to develop a customized connected experience for its customers and boat builder OEMs.
The company is confident that its next generation product, the Siren 3 Pro, will fuel more widespread adoption of its smart boat technology across the marine industry. “Ten years of experience in the Connected Boat realm has led to the culmination of this new device” said Siren Marine Founder and CEO Daniel Harper. “In that time, we’ve gained invaluable knowledge from boaters and the industry. We have applied these insights to develop a new system that is more full-featured, while remaining easy to install on today’s boats. We believe the Siren 3 series has the potential to transform every boat into a smart boat.”
The new Siren Pro 3 has undergone rigorous, real-world testing and will be available to the industry and the boating public beginning in August. Despite its technological advancement and new features, it will carry an MRP of just $749 — allowing the boater or boat builder to select the affordable wireless and/or wired sensors best suited for their vessel. Siren Marine offers a variety of cellular subscription plans, the most affordable of which is only $15/month. Separate satellite subscriptions are available for boaters who want satellite connectivity for offshore use.
To learn more about the new Siren 3 Pro, or any of the Connected Boat products and services offered by Siren Marine — or explore becoming an OEM partner — call 401.619.4774 or visit www.sirenmarine.com.
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Wow!!! The Siren 3 Pro looks like an amazingly powerful system. In fact, there’s so much to crow about in the press release that they didn’t even mention the advanced cellular features. But the online tech specs tell us this: “External Antenna, 4G/5G CAT-M1, with fall back to NB-IoT and EGPRS.”
And from what I understand about cellular evolution, that means the Pro should work well in current problem areas like my home harbor of Camden, and keep working well in many places where older cell tech is on its way out.
I have had the old style Siren for over a year. Works great, and has already paid for itself when it alerted me to a battery charger failure.
But despite their claims, their wireless temperature probe does not work inside a fridge. Perhaps there is too much metal, or the cold temperature has negatively affected the battery. The only way we could get a temp reading was to place the included wire temp probe inside the fridge, with the unit itself on the outside. But then the wire caused a gap in the door seal.
Hi Richard, The original Siren wireless temperature sensor worked fine inside my boat’s refrigerator for about six months (until I got back to Camden and the MTC’s older cell service didn’t work). My fridge is lined in heavy gauge stainless except the opening top that’s made of fiberglass (plus lots of insulation and a Corian cap). Also, the MTC main unit was only about five feet away and above the frig.
But while that worked OK, I don’t think a refrigerators is a good spot for a wireless sensor. Years ago, I drilled a small hole in the side of mine to wire a Maretron temp probe, and it’s always worked.
I like the idea of drilling a small hole in the side of the fridge, but the temp probe has a large ring terminal on the end, that would require a 5/8 or perhaps a 3/4 inch hole. I would rather not drill a hole that big in my fridge. So I sent a message to Siren asking if the probe would still work if I removed the ring terminal, and this was the reply:
“Thanks a lot for reaching out. I am not sure we are qualified to answer your question. Do you have any boat equipped with a Sailsense solution?
Benoît Van Eechaute
Head of Sales & Business Development
+32 494 05 26 45
I suspect that the ring terminal can be modified (or maybe cut off and reattached) and also that you somehow reached the wrong customer support. Did you message here…
…. or try these:
(401) 619 4774
Siren Marine tech support contacted me today. They advised that the ring terminal is required for proper operation of the probe, but that the terminal could be removed to insert the wire thru a small hole, and then reattached. So that is what I will do. This will void the warranty, but should be a simple solution.
Hurricane Isaias passed close to our boat, but because Siren told me that the electricity never went off, I knew that there was little or no damage to the marina, or the boats. That alone was worth the price of admission. Thank you Siren.
I can say as a beta tester f the new Siren 3 Professional that its wireless reception is much better than the MTC. I have a temperature probe in my fish box to verify that the icemaker was running. I had to use the remote and even so the unit often lost connection, With the S3P, it works great down inside the box.
Truly low cost cellular LTE vessel tracking that can be concealed makes sense for many reasons.
Not sure this is the ideal place for this but…..
The cost problem for these trackers is not the upfront cost but rather the monthly LTE cost.
I think the hands down lowest cost choice is the
Samsung Smarthings Tracker. It operates on ATT LTE at $5/month and the first 12 months are included. That makes the upfront $99. Cost really
$39. The competition comes in at a lower up front but significantly higher monthly cost.
This unit plugs into a USB outlet for power so is very easy to conceal by mounting a typical low cost 12V to USB outlet where not obvious on your mother ship or dinghy. Always on means no worries about the battery charge. The unit draws so little you do not need to worry about drawing down a dinghy 12V starting battery – at least if you use it every week or so.
If you haul in Winter move this to your car or bike or child or dog to track them. Charge the battery overnight in that case.
Of course there Are numerous ways to track your boat with AIS being the most obvious. You can be sure that if your boat or dinghy disappears that any tracker that is not well concealed will be quickly disabled.
Note also that you can set a circular boundary exit or entry alarm with a notification to your email.
That is one more way to set up an anchor drag alarm each night if you go ashore for dinner.