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jimh posted 11-25-2009 09:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Yamaha has announced a new generation of Command Link controls for their outboard motors, the Command Link Plus. The display is a color LCD with five-inch screen. It can be configured by the user to show a variety of engine parameters.

Photo: Yamaha Command Link Plus Five-Inch Display

Command Link Plus includes a NMEA-2000 gateway that permits engine parameters to be displayed on other NMEA 2000-compatible devices, such as multi-function displays.

Yamaha has also included an electronic anti-theft system. A special electronic key fob is needed to start the engines.

jimh posted 11-25-2009 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The new Yamaha theft prevention system is called YCOP--Yamaha Customer Outboard Protection security system. The system is similar to security systems used in modern automobiles, where a radio transmitter key fob replaces the traditional mechanical ignition key. The YCOP system consists of two components: a small key fob transmitter (the "Remote Immobilizer"), and a receiver module. The receiver module is installed on the boat and connected to the Yamaha vessel network. It listens for signals from the key fob transmitter. When a signal to disable starting is received, the receiver module sends a command to the Yamaha engine (which is also connected to the vessel network), and starting is disabled.

Even if the engine were hot-wired for starting, the engine speed is limited to 2,500-RPM, making a quick escape by the thief more difficult.

More information available at:

jimh posted 11-27-2009 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
More information about the Yamaha Command Link, Command Link Plus, Digital Electronic Controls (DEC), and Customer Outboard Protection (YCOP) is available from SIM Yamaha at

where a PDF "Hot Sheet" can be downloaded. The direct link to the hot sheet is: Command%20Link%20plus%20Hot%20Sheets.pdf

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