Several installers have asked us to produce an NMEA to network server to compliment our range of NMEA to WiFi devices. This is particularly useful on larger vessels where an existing network is installed but users want the benefit of overlaying NMEA navigation data into this infrastructure.
Welcome on board – the Digital Yacht NTN10 NMEA to Ethernet server.
It’s simple to install. Just connect power and NMEA 0183 data and program using the supplied software for a specific TCP/IP or UDP address to suit your application. It can also be programmed for 4800 or 38400 baud NMEA data.
The first application we have seen is on board superyachts where Captains and Crew want the benefit of NMEA data for navigation apps like iNavX or NavLink. Connect, for instance, to the on board AIS and instrument system and realtime NMEA data can be dropped into the existing boat network allowing one log-on for both internet data and NMEA. Crew can now roam freely, connected to the existing boat network, with their favorite app using live data and utilise their tablet or iPad for navigation around the boat. If multiple NMEA streams are required then you can utilise the Digital Yacht MUX100 NMEA multiplexer – details HERE
The new NTN10 server will be formally launched at METS 2014 but is available now. Part number ZDIGNTN10
Retail price is $350 and you can buy online from HERE via Paypal/Credit card