5 OPTO-Isolated NMEA 0183 Data Inputs
Full galvanic Opto-isolated differential inputs that fully comply with the NMEA 0183 standard specification. This allows the input to work correctly with long cable runs, and/or in a noisy environment.
2 ISO-Drive Flexible Outputs
The ISO-Drive outputs are fully compatible with the RS422 (NMEA 0183), RS485 and RS232 connections on the NMEA listening device(s) the NDC-4 supplies data to, and offers total galvanic isolation of up to 1500v between the output and ground.
NMEA and PC (USB/ISO-Drive) Outputs
Allows any NMEA device and PC to read the combined NMEA data output. Furthermore, special NMEA codes are used to label each NMEA sentence - allowing the NMEA device or PC to determine where all the NMEA information originated from.
An ARM 32-bit microcontroller capable of 40 million instructions per second, and very large NMEA data buffers to allow smoothing of short-term peaks in the NMEA data flow.
The hardware's firmware (software) can be easily upgraded as and when necessary.
Combine Mode: Intelligent Software
Filters the valid data from all active inputs, using the configured Inclusion lists, and then combines the remaining data using a simple priority system. Highest priority input (1) has the best chance of its data being added to the output combined NMEA data, and input 4 the lowest chance. This advanced user controlled system only operates as and when it becomes necessary to reduce the NMEA data outputted (triggered by very high loading of the combined NMEA output).
Autoswitch Mode: Intelligent Software
Determines the highest priority device with valid data, based on one of three reasons - a failure to send any NMEA data, an invalid NMEA sentence checksum, or if the validity flag(s) contained within the NMEA sentence indicate that this data is not valid and should only be used with caution (for GPS and Depth data).
Very Low Current Consumption
Ideal for small vessels with small batteries.
Diagnostic Tri-Colour LED
Indicates current operation mode, volume of data being multiplexed, or if a hardware fault has been detected.
IP66/IP68 Case and Gland Design
A very robust polycarbonate case with a high waterproof certification. The small case size is ideal for space restrictive applications.
High Quality Angled Screw Terminals
The 'moving cage' type terminals make cable installation a simple and quick operation.