Research & Development
The latest developments
Innovating and staying ahead of the latest developments are essential values in the operational vision of De Keizer. With our own Research & Development department working continuously on improvements to and application of the latest technologies, we make the future become reality. Innovation is second nature to our R&D department: How can we make solutions that are better, more flexible? Does the client have specific demands? Our R&D department also keeps a close eye on the latest developments in maritime electrotechnology, including those that involve hybrid technologies.
Regardless of the system or application, De Keizer works with the latest technological innovations while staying ahead of developments. Our R&D department is constantly on the lookout for new solutions and improvements for existing systems. No sea is too high: If a client wants a professional wine cellar, a swimming pool with wave generator or a glass bottom, the R&D department will find a way to make it happen. The result of this approach led, among other things, to the development of DekaSis, the DekaSmartGrid and the KVM switch.
The DekaSmartGrid is an intelligent solution that consists of technology and software to optimise the use of power onboard. Superyachts use generators that rarely work to their best in a conventional setup. The DekaSmartGrid ensures that they are used more efficiently and that any surplus power generated is stored in batteries for use later. This results in lower fuel consumption, while the generators will not suffer from the build-up of soot – enhancing the performance and lifespan of the generators.
The DekaSmartGrid therefore ensures that a yacht generates power efficiently, which reduces operational costs and benefits the environment. Additionally, the system saves space due to smaller generators and an easier installation of the batteries. The DekaSmartGrid is also able to support the share connection and considerably reduce electricity costs in port by using the battery. As a stand-alone system it also enhances user-friendliness, reduces smoke and exhaust emissions, and increases the options.
De Keizer developed an optical KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) Switch in close cooperation with IHSE. The design of the KVM switch is a combination of our years of nautical experience and IHSE’s knowledge of video switching technologies. It provides access to computers from multiple locations onboard your yacht, allowing users to monitor and check the radar, CCTV and AMCS as well as use the navigation system. The fibre optical systems ensure that De Keizer can guarantee perfect picture quality and high speed. Unlike analogue signals via copper cables, which are sensitive to interference, the fibre optical systems allow the transfer of digital video and USB signals over distances of up to 10 kilometres without loss or distortion. Dekasis
Dekasis is a decentralised AMC (alarm, monitoring and control) system developed by De Keizer based upon our years of experience in automating electrotechnical systems on luxury yachts. Dekasis is a custom built, user-friendly interface for more onboard comfort with an automatic back-up system that allows you to operate your systems from various locations via DVI Touch Screens.