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DST-2 NMEA 0183 Digital Transducer Interface Depth, speed & temperature module

Breathe new digital life into transducers, with digital signal processing technology.

The DST-2 digitises depth, speed and temperature transducer signals into NMEA 0183 data to deliver best-in-class seabed tracking.

Where To Buy

It works with NMEA 0183 compatible devices, such as chart plotters, radars or an on-board PC. In addition, it can be calibrated via a PC to match various sensors and installations.

Using a DST-2 with an existing depth transducer can be much more cost-effective than having to lift the boat out of the water to change the transducer skin fitting. Not only does this save money, but it also saves you time.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • DST-2

Product Accessories

USBKIT REG Serial to USB cable assembly compatible with the DST-2.

Part number: USBKIT-REG

 

 

FEATURES

  • Range of transducer frequencies available
  • Flash upgradable ‘future proof’ design
  • Generates the echo sounders ‘ping’ and analyses the returned signal
  • Digitises analogue signals into NMEA 0183 data

 

BENEFITS

  • Use with most NMEA 0183 displays
  • Can be calibrated
  • Trip data available with speed transducers
  • Designed to replace outdated stand-alone echo sounders
  • General survey firmware available
Supply voltage 11 28 V
Supply current Supply voltage 12v 30 40 mA
 

 

Supply voltage 24v

 

30

 

40

 

mA

 

NMEA in/out
Input voltage tolerance Continuous operation -15 +15 V
Differential input voltage Required level for data to be detected 2.0 V
Output current RS485 / RS422 compatible 10 mA
Baud rate 4800 bps
Data output rate

 

 

 

 

1

 

sec

 

Depth Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range (narrow beam) Airmar P66, P79, < 10 knots, ideal conditions 0.3 200 metres
Range (wide beam) Airmar DT800, < 10 knots, ideal conditions 0.5 150 metres
Range (narrow beam) Airmar P66, P79, 10-40 knots, ideal conditions 0.3 100 metres
Range (wide beam)

 

Airmar DT800, 10-40 knots, ideal conditions

 

0.5

 

100

 

metres

 

Speed Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range

 

Airmar P66, DST800, calibrated 5 Hz / knot

 

0.5

 

50

 

knots

 

Temperature Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range

 

Airmar, calibrated 10k @ 25 °C

 

-10

 

50

 

°C

 

General
Gland clamping range Cable diameters accommodated 4.5 10 mm
Ambient temperature -20 +70 °C
  • Digitises analogue signals into NMEA 0183 data
  • Use with any NMEA 0183 compatible device
  • Range of frequencies available
  • Flash upgradeable ‘future-proof’ design
  • Can be calibrated
  • Trip data available with speed transducers

 

NETWORK DIAGRAM

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the DST-2.

Need more help? Visit our Support Centre.

Actisense is dedicated to providing up-to-date software and resources for our products. Here are some useful tools and documentation to help you make the most of your product:

It works with NMEA 0183 compatible devices, such as chart plotters, radars or an on-board PC. In addition, it can be calibrated via a PC to match various sensors and installations.

Using a DST-2 with an existing depth transducer can be much more cost-effective than having to lift the boat out of the water to change the transducer skin fitting. Not only does this save money, but it also saves you time.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • DST-2

Product Accessories

USBKIT REG Serial to USB cable assembly compatible with the DST-2.

Part number: USBKIT-REG

 

 

FEATURES

  • Range of transducer frequencies available
  • Flash upgradable ‘future proof’ design
  • Generates the echo sounders ‘ping’ and analyses the returned signal
  • Digitises analogue signals into NMEA 0183 data

 

BENEFITS

  • Use with most NMEA 0183 displays
  • Can be calibrated
  • Trip data available with speed transducers
  • Designed to replace outdated stand-alone echo sounders
  • General survey firmware available
Supply voltage 11 28 V
Supply current Supply voltage 12v 30 40 mA
 

 

Supply voltage 24v

 

30

 

40

 

mA

 

NMEA in/out
Input voltage tolerance Continuous operation -15 +15 V
Differential input voltage Required level for data to be detected 2.0 V
Output current RS485 / RS422 compatible 10 mA
Baud rate 4800 bps
Data output rate

 

 

 

 

1

 

sec

 

Depth Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range (narrow beam) Airmar P66, P79, < 10 knots, ideal conditions 0.3 200 metres
Range (wide beam) Airmar DT800, < 10 knots, ideal conditions 0.5 150 metres
Range (narrow beam) Airmar P66, P79, 10-40 knots, ideal conditions 0.3 100 metres
Range (wide beam)

 

Airmar DT800, 10-40 knots, ideal conditions

 

0.5

 

100

 

metres

 

Speed Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range

 

Airmar P66, DST800, calibrated 5 Hz / knot

 

0.5

 

50

 

knots

 

Temperature Sensor dependent (Configurable Cal)
Range

 

Airmar, calibrated 10k @ 25 °C

 

-10

 

50

 

°C

 

General
Gland clamping range Cable diameters accommodated 4.5 10 mm
Ambient temperature -20 +70 °C
  • Digitises analogue signals into NMEA 0183 data
  • Use with any NMEA 0183 compatible device
  • Range of frequencies available
  • Flash upgradeable ‘future-proof’ design
  • Can be calibrated
  • Trip data available with speed transducers

 

NETWORK DIAGRAM

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the DST-2.

Need more help? Visit our Support Centre.

Actisense is dedicated to providing up-to-date software and resources for our products. Here are some useful tools and documentation to help you make the most of your product: