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NGT-1

NMEA 2000® to PC Interface

Interface your PC to the NMEA 2000 bus with a functional firewall gateway...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

                 
Compatible Software                
                 
                 
Software & Developer (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
                 
                 
EBL Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
Actisense UK   v1.0.1.0   v1.0.6.0        
                 
NMEA Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Actisense UK   v.1.1.0.0   v1.2.0.0        
                 
Avia Sail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Avia Design Group, Canada   v1.1.0.0   v2.2.1.0        
                 
Avia Motor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Avia Design Group, Canada   v1.0.0.0   V.1.0.1.0        
                 
Coastal Explorer 2009 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Rose Point, USA   v2.0.10060   v2.0.10131        
                 
Coastal Explorer 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Rose Point, USA   v3.0.11069   v3.0.11093        
                 
Expedition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Expedition Perf. Systems Ltd, NZ   v6.7   v7.1.0.5        
                 
MacENC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
GPSNavX, USA   v8.00H   v8.20        
                 
MaxSea TimeZero Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Maxsea, France & USA   v1.9.5   v1.9.6        
                 
N2K PacketLogger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Keversoft, Netherlands   2009.06.28   2010.02.19        
                 
WeatherCaster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Airmar Technology Corp, USA
  v3.001   v3.003.01        
                 
Nobeltec Admiral 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Nobeltec, USA   v11.0.0.53   v11.0.0.61        
                 
Nobeltec VNS 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Nobeltec, USA   v11.0.0.53   v11.0.0.61        
                 
Nobeltec TimeZero Odyssey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Nobeltec, USA   v1.0.0   v1.1.0.56        
                 
Nobeltec TimeZero Trident Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
Nobeltec, USA   v1.0.0   v1.1.0.56        
                 
Smart Skipper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
3XEL, Italy   v1.0.3.105   v1.0.3.147        
                 
Nema Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes      
SailSoft, Netherlands
  v1.9.3983   v1.16.4578        
                 
Merlin Performance Yes Yes            
Optimarine Systems, USA   v2.0.50727            
                 
Navigate Yes Yes            
YachtControl B.V, Netherlands   v1.35            
                 
PC Plotter Yes Yes            
Furture Data International Ltd, UK   v5.23            
                 
PolarView/PolarCOM Yes Yes            
Polar Navy, USA   V1.9.91            
                 
SeaGauge Yes Yes            
Chetco Digital Instruments, USA   v3.12.11            
                 
Fugawi Marine 5 Yes Yes Yes          
Northport Systems Inc   V5.0            
                 
Fluviatech Superviser Yes              
Biodomotech/Fluviatech, France  
           
                 
Fluviatech NMEA Generator Yes Yes            
Biodomotech/Fluviatech, France   v1.00            
                 
KepServerEx Yes              
Kepware, USA                
                 
NavCruiser Pro Yes              
NavSim Technology Inc, Poland                
                 
SeaPro Yes              
Euronav, UK                
                 
Smartertrack Yes              
Digital Yacht Ltd                
                 
Software On Board Yes              
Digiboat, Australia                
                 
Vesselnet 3D Yes              
Eveny Technology Inc, USA                
                 
WinGPS Yes              
Stentec, Netherlands                
                 

 

Progress stages:
[1] Collaboration between Actisense and the software developer has been agreed
[2] Software developer has issued a beta release version that supports the Actisense NGT-1
[3] Beta release version has been tested by Actisense and confirmed as working (in beta form).

[4] Software developer has issued full release version that supports the Actisense NGT-1
[5] Full release version has been tested by Actisense and confirmed as working

[6] Actisense tests have determined the software is safe for use on the NMEA 2000 network¹
[7] Actisense TPG tests complete and application for NMEA 2000 certification has been submitted
[8] NMEA 2000 Approved for use with the Actisense NGT-1 certificate issued by the NMEA

¹ Once the Actisense NGT-1 has been 'Third Party Gateway' (TPG) certified (the specification of which is currently being finalised by the NMEA), Actisense will be able to perform the NMEA 2000 Certifications tests on the software applications above.

When the combined 'NGT-1 & software application' is proven not to have compromised the NGT-1's NMEA 2000 certification during the required tests, Actisense will be able to apply for NMEA 2000 Certification on behalf of the software developer. The NMEA will then issue a certificate stating that the software is 'NMEA 2000 Approved for use with an Actisense NGT-1'.

 

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