Please select your home edition
Edition
MBW newsletters (top)

New product: Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 Ethernet Gateway

by Aleksandr Gorlach 12 Nov 2019 19:27 PST
Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 Ethernet Gateway © Yacht Devices

The device connects navigation PCs and laptops to NMEA 2000 over Ethernet, Garmin Marine Network, Raymarine SeaTalk HS or Furuno NavNet, and allows bridging of NMEA 2000 networks.

Ethernet networks are not rare even on small vessels over last ten years, because it is a popular option to connect digital radars, modern fish finders and IP cameras. Ethernet technology in the marine industry is known by different names: Raymarine SeaTalk HS (SeaTalk High Speed), Garmin Marine Network, Furuno NavNet, and Simrad Network.

These networks may have standard RJ45 connectors or proprietary waterproof connectors, but all manufacturers offer adaptor cables to connect to a PC or laptop. The upcoming NMEA OneNet Standard is also based on Ethernet and will co-exist with other protocols and devices on the cable.

Although computers can co-exist with marine devices, chart plotters usually do not offer NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 data streams with navigational data over Ethernet. Enthusiasts have created plugins to connect some models of radar to popular OpenCPN software, but to receive navigational data on a PC, some kind of gateway (serial, USB or Wi-Fi) to NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 is still required.

The NMEA 2000 Ethernet Gateway provides NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 data streams by TCP and/or UDP protocols, and has a bi-directional converter between NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000. It allows viewing of navigational data including AIS as well as managing NMEA equipment including autopilot from virtually all marine software, e.g. OpenCPN (it handles NMEA 0183 only) and Expedition 10 (both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 protocols are supported).

The device can be easily configured or updated using the built-in web server, which also hosts Web Gauges.

Web Gauges is an HTML application already available in other Yacht Devices gateways that allows viewing vessels data (navigational, environmental, engines, tanks, batteries, etc.) and managing digital switching equipment right from a web browser without software installation.

The Gateway is powered from NMEA 2000 only and consumes 45 mA (1 LEN); it is galvanically isolated from Ethernet and can co-exist with any other Ethernet devices, including devices powered over Ethernet (PoE). Two Gateways can create a NMEA bridge over Ethernet and connect two NMEA 2000 networks.

The device's case has 54mm length (overall length with NMEA 2000 and Ethernet connectors is 67mm), and is equipped with NMEA 2000 Micro Male or SeaTalk NG connectors. The device can be connected directly to the backbone, no NMEA 2000 backbone cables are required.

The Gateway will be presented at the Yacht Devices booth #5.455 at the METS Trade expo on November 19, and will be available for order in December for USD $189.

www.yachtd.com

Related Articles

Covid-19 creates a new marine industry paradigm
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter There is no doubt that the Covid-19 virus has changed the way companies do business and the marine industry is no exception. Posted on 9 Jul
The Industry loses a legend
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter It was with much sadness that I read the news of Ian McAndrew's passing. Ian was an industry legend who always had a positive word of encouragement when the going got tough. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family and friends. Posted on 2 Jul
An industry stalwart needs your help
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter While the state of Victoria has experienced an upturn in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the rest of Australia is looking forward to the re-opening of state borders. Meanwhile the industry is coping in the best way possible. Posted on 25 Jun
Insurance, Electronics, Promotions and Skills
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter We start with an interview. Electronics from Navico head the 'new products' section. Computer technology continues to assist boaters. Posted on 18 Jun
Coming soon: Hainan Free Trade Port
The biggest Free Trade Zone in China invites boats, boaters, and the boating industry It is often tricky in this part of the world to distinguish fluff from fibre, so it is with interest that we report the release on 01 June 2020 of a Master Plan from “Chinese authorities”, aimed at boosting the building of a Hainan Free Trade Port Posted on 18 Jun
Technology developments improve boating lifestyle
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter As we look forward to returning to normal trading conditions, the boating industry continues to utilise technology to improve the boating experience. And advancing technology plays a part in the ability to produce online webinars. Posted on 11 Jun
The boating industry is on the move upwards
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter While some state Premiers decline to open their borders, the boating industry continues to plan for the future. Positive feedback from major players indicate that the way forward is proving fruitful. Posted on 4 Jun
Industry gears up to adapt to the new norm
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter As boating industry members begin to kick start their business structures and adapt to the 'new norm', Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, chats with Domenic Genua of the Boating Industry Association (BIA). Posted on 28 May
Restrictions eased but state border closures go on
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter The restrictions on movement within the states continue to be relaxed but border barriers remain in place. In NSW The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in NSW. Posted on 21 May
Restrictions eased but a long way to go
Peter Rendle's latest Australian MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter While the federal government have eased some restrictions on social movements including allowing ten people to gather in cafes, restaurants and hotels, we are a long way from returning to the norm, if ever. Posted on 14 May
MBW newsletters (top)