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Mercury announces sleek new Digital Throttle and Shift DTS control boxes
18th Dec 2013

Mercury’s new look Helm Suite is now complete, with the release of the new Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS) control boxes to suit FourStroke Verado outboards as well as selected MerCruiser and Mercury Diesel engines.

Mercury’s new look Helm Suite is now complete, with the release of the new Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS) control boxes to suit FourStroke Verado outboards as well as selected MerCruiser and Mercury Diesel engines.

Available in single and dual handle versions, the new DTS control boxes not only look sleek and sophisticated, they provide increased functionality.

Single handle control

  • Easy to use Trim Button for quick and effortless trimming.
  • Throttle Only mode provides throttle control while the engine is in neutral to help when starting and mooring.
  • Transfer Button allows control to be easily transferred from one helm to another.
  • Neutral Indicator Light shows when the engine is not in gear.
  • Full Helm Dimming controls all SmartCraft® gauge and display brightness levels.

Double handle control

  • Can trim up to four engines individually or all at once.
  • Dock Mode reduces control sensitivity by 50% for more precise throttle control at lower speeds making it easier to dock and manoeuvre.
  • Shadow Mode allows control of up to four engines with just two handles.
  • Single-Lever Mode provides throttle and shift control of all engines through one handle for easier drivability.
  • Throttle Only Mode provides throttle control while the engine is in neutral to help when starting and mooring.
  • Engine Sync functionality automatically syncs the engines when the controls are within 1000 RPM of one another.
  • Transfer Button allows control to be easily transferred from one helm to another.
  • Neutral Indicator Light shows when the engine is not in gear.
  • Full Helm Dimming controls all SmartCraft® gauge and display brightness levels.

With high-tech digital functionality, DTS technology delivers super smooth changing, immediate throttle response and total driver control.

The new DTS control boxes complete Mercury’s new look Helm Suite, adding to the redesigned SmartCraft dash gauges and the new touch screen VesselView information display units released recently.

With Mercury, not only do you get the best technology on the water, you get the best looking technology on the water.

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