Tigé Boats Gets Touch Screen Control System

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We don't hear much about in-boat technology, but at this week's Surf Expo Industry Show manufacturer of watersport tow boats Tigé is debuting its touch interface for its 2010 Tigé RZ and Vé models.

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Dubbed TigéTouch the inboard system uses "proprietary Tigé software" that includes engine and speed control functions. With the tap of a finger you can create up to 20 athlete presets that can save riding speed, ballast settings and TAPS2 positioning (which is apparently technology that adjusts the size of a wake). It also has the expected iPod interface functionality for rocking some waves.

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No mention of the type of touchscreen (assuming resistive) or if the screen is waterproof, but we assume they thought of that. [Tigé Boats]

DISCUSSION

TAPS2 is pretty much just trim tabs. It allows you to control the size of wake your boat throws off. If your wakeboarding you'd want a bigger wake to use as a jump so you would lower the trim tabs and fill the ballast tanks. But if you say, are solemn water skiing you you want as little wake as possible so you'd raise the trim tabs and empty the ballast tanks.