The Actisense® NMEA 2000 to PC Interface transfers NMEA 2000 messages to and from the NMEA 2000 bus using the Actisense Comms Dynamic Linked Library (DLL). This ensures that all Actisense certified PC software can send and receive pure NMEA 2000 data, without any translations getting in the way and changing the data.
The NGT-1 works in partnership with specialist PC software to allow viewing and/or sending of data to and from the NMEA 2000 bus. It can also be used with the Actisense configuration utility to re-configure any Actisense NGW-1 units that are on the bus - acting as the master remote control node.
The new Actisense NMEA Reader software utility can now be downloaded from this page. This utility allows the NGT-1 user to view and understand (in detail) the NMEA 2000 messages.
The Actisense NGT-1 has not been designed to work directly with standard NMEA 0183 software. If NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183 translation is required, the Actisense NGW-1 has been designed for this operation.
The NGT-1 is available in two configurations:
- NGT-1-USB: Standard option - full USB (1.1 & 2.0) interface for bi-directional connection to a PC. Normally for use with new NMEA 2000 chartplotter software or similar that has been certified as compatible with the NGT-1. Full galvanic Opto-isolation is provided for superior protection of the PC's USB port. Thus full isolation is maintained between the PC input and output and the NMEA 2000 CAN bus connections.
- NGT-1-ISO: Specialist option - Opto-isolated input, and ISO-Drive output for a direct PC (or equivalent) bi-directional connection. The very latest Actisense® ISO-Drive technology has been used in the NGT-1 to separate the output from ground. Electrical spike protection is provided as standard on the NGT-1's input using full galvanic Opto-isolation to provide superior protection to the PC (or equivalent) serial port. Thus full isolation is maintained between the PC (or equivalent) input and output and the NMEA 2000 CAN bus.
Simple to use, the NGT-1 is provided with all required cabling, and also incorporates screw terminal connectors within the case to allow customer specific wiring to be used (if required).