Tigé Introduces Touch Screen Control System - 08/26/2009

Watersport boats are about performance and looks, and you can’t have great looks with old technology, that’s why the team at Tigé introduced the TigéTouch interactive operating system, the world’s first fully-functional touchscreen control designed specifically for inboard watersport boats. BoatTEST captains have never been let down by the Tigé team when it comes to design and technology, and this latest innovation not only looks cool, but it’s intuitive to use, and that’s no marketing line. Say you want your gauges to show; just touch the gauges icon. And the same goes for all the other functions.

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Available on all 2010 Tigé RZ and Vé models, TigéTouch integrates the control of all operating systems, watersports performance settings and engine monitoring functions into a single user–friendly 6.5" full color multimedia touch screen display. Tigé tells us that TigéTouch is the inboard industry’s first fully–functional touch–screen system, and we have to agree since we can’t seem to find another similar system.

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The system uses proprietary Tigé software designed to simplify use so it is more point and click, only with your finger, not a mouse. Tigé and Medallion Instrumentation Systems designed the sophisticated software and technology to meet the specific needs of today’s boating and watersports enthusiasts. Intuitive, easy–to–navigate screens and menus control and monitor multiple functions and settings with the touch of a finger.

TigéTouch 2

In addition to normal engine and speed control functions, TigéTouch allows one touch creation of athlete presets, complete ballast system management and monitoring plus audio system control with full iPod interface functionality.

TigéTouch 3

Key TigéTouch features include:

  • Simple, intuitive interface that is easy to learn and provides rapid, one–touch navigation between all control screens and functions.
  • Touch control on–screen graphic monitoring of ballast status and TAPS2 position.
  • One–touch creation of up to 20 athlete custom profiles including riding speed, ballast settings and TAPS2 positioning. Profiles can be created on the fly while athlete is riding by touching “Save as Profile” selection.
  • Frequently used functions such as audio controls or depth readouts are present on most screens.

The 2010 Tigé was unveiled world-wide last week at the Surf Expo Industry Show in Orlando, Florida August 20—22 and this week at the Brisbane, Australia Boat Show, August 27—30.

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