DST-2 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.

The DST-2 can be used with new or existing transducer installations. When used with an existing transducer the DST-2 can provide a secondary depth sounder as a back up to a new sonar system.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • DST-2

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  • Designed to replace outdated stand-alone echo sounders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.

The DST-2 can be used with new or existing transducer installations. When used with an existing transducer the DST-2 can provide a secondary depth sounder as a back up to a new sonar system.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • DST-2

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: