Using/Viewing NMEA 2000 Data on a PC
To view the NMEA 2000 data on your network you will require an Actisense NGT-1 and our freely available NMEA Reader software. Together, these become great NMEA 2000 diagnostic tools. As your NMEA 2000/SeaTalkNG network grows, being able to see what messages and devices are on your network will become vital to help you understand any issues:
The Actisense NGT-1 is a very versatile PC Interface that works with a wide range of Windows based software. If you are using a Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris or Mac computer, using a Windows emulator / compatibility layer such as WINE allows Windows programs like NMEA Reader to run. *Note: Not all OS versions are supported with WINE. Check that your OS is compatible*
Once the NGT-1 is connected and NMEA Reader is downloaded and installed, you can view all PGNs on the NMEA2000 network via NMEA Reader.
For more information on NMEA 0183 and how it works, please download our free guide to NMEA 0183 networking here: https://actisense.com/everything-to-know-about-nmea-0183-guide/
For more information on NMEA 2000 and how it works, please download our free guide to NMEA 2000 networking here: https://actisense.com/complete-guide-to-building-an-nmea-2000-network/