Why do I need an Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 PC Interface on the network?
As the EMU Configuration Tool software program runs on a Windows PC it requires an interface to the NMEA 2000 network in order to configure and update the firmware of an EMU-1. This NMEA 2000 PC Interface is created by an Actisense NGT-1, making it a necessary requirement when installing or reconfiguring an EMU-1.
It is not necessary to keep the Actisense NGT-1connected to the NMEA 2000 network permanently; once the EMU-1 is configured it can be removed. However, having an Actisense NGT-1 always available to help diagnose issues with any NMEA 2000 device (from any manufacturer) will prove very helpful, and is a solid reason for keeping it on-board full-time.