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Fusion Entertainment Launches Open-Source Platform – Fusion-Link Lite

Leading Audio Manufacturer Releases Program Adaptable to All Audio Accessory Developers

FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today the release of FUSION-Link Lite – an open-source audio control platform, allowing accessory manufacturers the opportunity to network with FUSION’s superior marine entertainment systems.

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Whether a steering wheel manufacturer, smart watch designer, digital switching provider, or anything in between, FUSION-Link Lite simplifies implementation of the advanced FUSION source code. The platform gives third-party accessories the ability to adjust volume, skip tracks or change sources on compatible FUSION systems and is capable of being networked to a host of devices via NMEA 2000, Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.


“FUSION-Link has achieved an overwhelming popularity in the marine market,” said Chris Baird, managing director, FUSION Entertainment. “Due to the growing need by consumers to have a level of audio control never before seen in the industry, we were approached by a number of accessory manufacturers looking to integrate our systems with their devices. FUSION-Link Lite is a powerful solution for our partners to design a new future of marine entertainment.”


Debuting at the 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), FUSION-Link partners Isotta and Gussi will showcase streamlined audio control on their revolutionary marine steering wheels. The Gussi and Isotta ISM are the first smart steering wheels to integrate FUSION-Link for direct audio control. These steering wheels give boaters the ability to quickly skip to their favorite music while still paying attention to the water ahead. Additionally, FUSION-Link partner Garmin has also implemented FUSION-Link on their dynamic Fenix 3 smartwatch. The Garmin Fenix 3 will offer direct control of FUSION entertainment when paired with a connected smartphone.


For more information on FUSION-Link Lite, email Barry Gillard at or visit This dedicated website has been created for product designers looking to access the source code. Developers can register for a FUSION account on the above link to receive the API specifications, supporting implementation documentation and marketing guidelines.



FUSION brands and markets an exciting range of mobile entertainment and related products throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. FUSION is New Zealand based with significant sales operations sited in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America.


FUSION offers an innovative range of True Marine stereos, speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers and a comprehensive range of audio accessories and merchandise.

FUSION® is a registered trademark of Garmin New Zealand Ltd, trading as FUSION Entertainment. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.







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