Actisense, the NMEA specialists based in Poole, UK, have had their industry-leading NMEA gateway, NGX-1, sea-tested by Nobeltec to confirm full compatibility with their popular TIMEZERO navigation software.
Since v2 of TIMEZERO, the company have recommended the Actisense NGT-1 as the PC interface of choice for previous versions of their software. The two companies have worked together to ensure that the latest versions of TIMEZERO works seamlessly with the new NGX-1 gateway. The NGX-1 now also supports both regular (115,200bps) and high speed (230,400bps) data transfer rates, for even smoother integration.
Sales & marketing director for TIMEZERO, Frederic Algalarrondo, commented:
“We are very pleased to confirm that the latest versions of TIMEZERO Professional (v188.8.131.521) and TIMEZERO Navigator (v184.108.40.206) are now fully compatible with the Actisense NGX-1 PC interface. We have long enjoyed a great working partnership with Actisense to bring the best possible experience to our customers, and we’re delighted to continue do so.”
Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, said:
“Actisense has always enjoyed working with the team at TIMEZERO to ensure that our collective technologies deliver a positive sailing experience. When we retired the NGT-1, we knew that one of our key priorities was to ensure its replacement, the NGX-1, was tested for compatibility with market-leading software like TIMEZERO. We are grateful to their team of engineers who have put the NGX-1 through its paces to be confident of full compatibility. Our team stands ready to support customers as they make new installations.”
The NGX-1 was designed to bring together the key technologies from Actisense’s previous iterations of their NMEA 0183 data to NMEA 2000 conversion gateway (featuring the industry’s most comprehensive conversion library which was developed as part of their NGW-1 NMEA 2000 Gateway) as well as the power of the Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 PC Interface, making it safe and simple to connect a PC to any NMEA 2000 network, with the ability to provide valuable network diagnostics. The NGX-1 is available in both ISO and USB variants to make installation simple and low-cost.
The NGX-1 is not backward compatible with TIMEZERO v2, v3 or v4. However, the NGT-1 remains compatible with older versions of TIMEZERO at the standard 115,200bps data transfer speed.
Actisense and TIMEZERO have been working together since V2 of the TZ software – originally under the MaxSea banner, before their merged with Nobeltec.