Utilizing OutBack’s MATE system controller, you can manage/monitor several inverters remotely. Both the MATE and MATE2 offer features to simplify system management. The easy-to-read 3.1″ (8 cm) LCD is backlit for dark operating conditions. Features include four soft keys, built-in clock/calendar functions, and two hot keys for immediate access to AC/inverter functions. Both the MATE and MATE2 include a RS232 port with DB9 jack for connection to the serial port of a PC computer. The optional WinVerter software allows operators to perform data-logging functions and see graphical display of the system’s operation/performance. Choose your mounting: the MATE and MateB are surface mounted while the MATE2 is flush mountable in a wall cut-out.