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KEP Time Zero Keyboards

Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) Marine, a manufacturer of industry-leading marine sunlight-readable displays and marine hardware and software products, has announced the new Time Zero Keyboard. The compact, marine-grade keyboard is designed for use with Furuno NavNet black box systems with Time Zero Software, including the Furuno MaxSea Time Zero and Nobeltec Time Zero software packages.

Available in two models for both horizontal and vertical mounting preferences, the Time Zero Keyboard provides direct access to the most-used navigation features for simple command processing and the ultimate in convenient and efficient operation.  

The rugged Marine Time Zero Keyboard features a click-to-select swivel-wheel for fast and seamless zooming and 3D function control. Convenient, dedicated function buttons include vessel centering; day/night modes that change chart presentation for day, dusk and night viewing; Man-Over-Board; zooming in and out on the chart; and dimmable eight-level backlighting. The keyboard also includes four programmable function keys to allow user-customized operation.

Virtually every feature of the MaxSea Time Zero software can be programmed for direct access from the quick keys. When the navigation system is paired with a sounder or MaxSea PC Radar, the user-specified buttons are easily adapted for quick and essential sounder and radar control and integration.

The horizontal-mounting Time Zero Keyboard model, KRST12N-1336, is designed for flush mounting in a chart table. The vertically mounted KRST12N-1400 features a 0.4-inch frame with six mounting holes, allowing flexible installation anywhere, including an armrest or navigation table. Fully waterproof for outdoor installation, the Time Zero Keyboard measures 9.1-inches long by 3.2-inches wide by 1.8-inches deep and is plug-and-play compatible with Furuno Black Box systems using its 1.5 USB cable.

KEP Marine’s new KRST12N-1336 and KRST12N-1400 keyboards can be purchased from authorized KEP Marine dealers and distributors worldwide for $740. For more information on the Time Zero Keyboards, or to learn more about the entire line of KEP marine electronics, please contact 800-631-2165 (toll-free) in the USA or visit

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