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Fully NMEA 2000 Certified
The handy firewall feature enforces the NMEA 2000 bus rules, so software developers can create compliant software at a fraction of the direct certification costs. The supporting Actisense Software Development Kit (SDK) helps to reduce the required development time.
With the upcoming ‘Third Party Gateway’ status, leading chart plotter software will be able to be certified to work with the NGT-1.
Actisense encourges software manufacturers who would like to incorporate NMEA 2000 and the NGT-1 into their software to contact them.
The NGT-1 is available in two versions:
NGT-1-USB is the standard option – USB interface for bi-directional connection to a PC.
NGT-1-ISO is a more specialist option – Opto-isolated input and ISO-Drive output for a direct PC bi-directional connection.
|Power Supply (ISO Variant)|
|Supply Voltage (NMEA 2000 Port)||9.5 to 35V DC|
|Supply Current (NMEA 2000 Port)||35mA @ 12V DC, Max 50mA|
|Load Equivalent Number (LEN)
|Power Supply (USB Variant)|
|Supply Voltage (NMEA 2000 Port)||9 to 29V DC|
|Supply Current (USB Host Port)||85mA @ 5V DC|
|Supply Current (NMEA 2000 Port)||15mA @ 12V DC, Max 50mA|
|Load Equivalent Number (LEN)
|NMEA 2000 Port (All Variants)|
|Compatibility||Fully NMEA 2000 certified|
|Galvanic Isolation||Refer to ‘ISO port’ or ‘USB port’|
|Speed / Baud Rate||250kbps|
|Connectivity||M12 Male (A polarised) connector moulded on cable|
|Cable Length NMEA 2000||1.5m|
|Cable Length STNG Adapter
|0.4m (1.9m with NMEA 2000 cable connected)
|ISO Port (NGT-1-ISO)|
|Compatibility||Fully RS232 & RS422 compatible.|
|Galvanic Isolation||2500V input to ground, 1500V output to ground using ISO-Drive|
|Speed/Baud Rate||4800 to 115200 Baud|
|Output Voltage Drive||>= 2.1V (differential) into 100Ω|
|Output Current Drive||20mA max.|
|Output Protection||Short circuit and ESD|
|Input Voltage Tolerance||-15V to +15V continuous -35V to +35V short term (< 1 second)|
|Input Protection||Current limited and overdrive protection to 40VDC|
|Connectivity||5mm stripped and tinned wire|
|USB Port (NGT-1-USB)|
|Compatibility||USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0|
|Galvanic Isolation||2500V input to ground|
|Speed / Baud Rate||4800 to 230400 Baud|
|Connectivity||Male type A plug moulded onto cable|
|Drivers (Latest OS)||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 & MAC OS X supplied on CD & available via the ‘Downloads’ button towards the bottom of this web page|
|Drivers (Legacy OS)
|Contact Actisense for full details of the legacy OS versions supported: email@example.com
|Housing Material Lid||Polycarbonate|
|Housing Material Base||Flame retardent ABS|
|Weight STNG Adapter
|Approvals and Certifications|
|Fully NMEA 2000 Certified|
|Meets all IEC 61162-3 requirements|
|EMC||IEC 60945 (sections 9, 10 & 11.2)|
|Operating Temperature||-20°C to +55°C|
|Storage Temperature||-30°C to +70°C|
|Recommended Humidity||0 – 93% RH|
The Actisense NGT-1 is an NMEA 2000 certified Gateway device, enabling software applications to both read and send NMEA 2000 messages in a protected environment. The electrical isolation and firewall capabilities of the NGT-1 place it in a unique position as a computer Interface to NMEA 2000.
Actisense is committed to supporting software developers to create a wide range of NMEA 2000 capable applications for the PC, Mac & Linux. The initial list includes chart-plotters, vessel monitoring, data logging and Ethernet server applications that can display NMEA 2000 data, and/or share their own NMEA 2000 data with other devices on the network.
Below is the current list of software that is either already compatible with, or in the process of being made compatible with the Actisense NGT-1. The table indicates the development progress state of each software application to help clarify the current compatibility position (the stage key is detailed below the table). Actisense advise that customers should check with software developers to determine whether both the NGT-1-USB and NGT-1-ISO versions of the Gateway device are supported.
Please contact Actisense if you are a software developer and would like a low-cost way to incorporate NMEA 2000 and the NGT-1 into your software package.