PRO-MUX-1 Professional NMEA 0183 Multiplexer

The Actisense® PRO-MUX-1 is a highly flexible platform that cures many interconnectivity headaches.

Reliable and robust, it provides industry leading isolation on all inputs and outputs as standard, so that connected devices safely avoid hazardous ground loops, the number 1 cause of product failure in NMEA 0183 networks.
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PRO-MUX-1 Professional NMEA Multiplexer

The eight NMEA 0183 inputs can be routed to any of the six NMEA 0183 outputs, providing a highly customisable network. A bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port allow for simple configuration and diagnostics using Actisense software.

The configuration tool is accessible via any popular web browser (using the Ethernet port) so there are no PC operating system compatibility issues to contend with. Using the web based configuration tool will allow the user to finely tune the exact data available on each output. The default setup is for all data to go to all outputs.

2-part pluggable connectors on the PRO-MUX-1 (screw or screwless terminals available) mean that new devices can easily be installed without the need to remove the PRO-MUX-1 from its mounted location. A professional DIN rail mounting mechanism keeps the PRO-MUX-1 secure in high vibration environments. Helpful LEDs indicate power, data in, data out and the alarm status to aid diagnostics.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • A-PRO-BUF-1-BAS-R
    Standard configuration with pluggable screw terminals)
  • A-PRO-BUF-1-BAS-S
    Standard configuration with pluggable screwless terminals)
  • Use with USBKIT-PRO for USB connectivity

Features

  • 8 OPTO-isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Bi-directional isolated serial port (can be used for additional NMEA 0183 input/ output)
  • Ethernet port
  • Alarm output (N/O and N/C contacts)
  • Designed for 12- and 24-Volt supply
  • Isolation to battery supply
  • Configurable input and output baud rates for rate conversion
  • Data combining from any input to any output
  • 2 independent Autoswitch virtual inputs with priority
  • Advanced sentence-based filtering / routing
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm, mode and Bi-colour Status LED’s
  • 2-part pluggable connector system supports both screw and screwless terminals
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Advanced statistics are available via a Web Browser

Benefits

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Configuration using standard web browser, no PC operating system compatibility issues
  • Advanced features solve NMEA 0183 data routing problems
  • Fully isolated with ISO-Drive technology for peace of mind
  • Easy firmware updates makes the device future-proof
Power Supply
Input supply voltage9 to 35 V DC
Input supply current250mA max @ 12V DC (all outputs @ full drive into 100 ohm loads)
Input protectionContinuous reverse polarity, transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Power indicatorLED, Blue – indicates unit is functioning correctly
 

 

NMEA 0183 Port – Listener & Talker
Number of Listener / input ports8 isolated NMEA 0183 Listeners
Number of Talker / output ports6 isolated NMEA 0183 Talkers
CompatibilityFully NMEA 0183, RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Electrical isolation2500 V input to ground, 1500 V output to ground using ISO-Drive™
Speed / baud rateIn1 to In4: up to 38400 bps In5 to In8: 4800 bps Out1: up to 115200 bps Out2 to Out6: up to 38400 bps
Talker output voltage drive>= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Talker output current drive20 mA maximum per output
Talker output protectionShort circuit and ESD
Listener input voltage tolerance-15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Listener input protectionCurrent limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Listener data indicatorLED, Green (Flashes to indicate valid input)
Talker data indicatorLED, Orange (Flashes at data rate)
Status indicatorLED, Green / Yellow / Red to indicate status (see user manual)
 

 

Serial Port
Number of input ports1 isolated input
Number of output ports1 isolated output
CompatibilityRS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Electrical isolation2500 V input to ground 1500 V output to ground using ISO-Drive™
Speed / baud rate115200 bps
Output voltage drive>= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Output current drive20 mA max.
Output protectionShort circuit and ESD
Input voltage tolerance-15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Input protectionCurrent limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
 

 

Ethernet Port
Host interface10/100BaseT, automatic polarity detection
Supported protocolsTCP/IP for configuration and firmware updating
ConnectorRJ45
Electrical isolation2kV
IndicatorsGreen – Link, Yellow – 100 Mbps
 

 

Mode Inputs
Input voltage range0 to 35V DC
ProtectionTransient overvoltage and ESD protection
 

 

Alarm Output
ContactsNormally open and normally closed*
Electrical isolation1000V between power supply and contacts
Alarm indicatorLED, red indicates a valid alarm condition
 

 

Mechanical
Housing materialPolycarbonate / ABS blend
Flame retardancyUL94 – V0
Weight270g including all screw plugs & shield screw
MountingDIN rail mount (35mm top hat rail EN 50 022)
Compass safe distance250mm
Wiring terminalsPluggable 2/3 way screw or screwless connectors, 5mm pitch, 12 to 30 AWG
 

 

Approvals and Certifications
EMCIEC 60945 (sections 9, 10 & 11)
CE2014/30/EU
Environmental protectionIP43
Operating temperature-15°C to +55°C
Storage temperature-40°C to +85°C
Relative Humidity (RH)0 – 80% RH
Guarantee5 years
  • Ethernet port – for configuration and diagnostics. Sharing NMEA 0183 data will be added in a future firmware update
  • 8 OPTO-Isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Advanced Data Filtering/Routing
  • Configurable Input and output baud rates
  • Serial port – for configuration, diagnostics or as an additional NMEA 0183 input/output.
  • Free firmware updates make the device future-proof
  • Alarm output relay (N/O and N/C contacts available)
  • Mode inputs to provide manual selection of operational mode
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm status LED
  • Mode LED
  • Bi-colour status LED
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Pluggable connectors for quick and easy installation

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:

The eight NMEA 0183 inputs can be routed to any of the six NMEA 0183 outputs, providing a highly customisable network. A bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port allow for simple configuration and diagnostics using Actisense software.

The configuration tool is accessible via any popular web browser (using the Ethernet port) so there are no PC operating system compatibility issues to contend with. Using the web based configuration tool will allow the user to finely tune the exact data available on each output. The default setup is for all data to go to all outputs.

2-part pluggable connectors on the PRO-MUX-1 (screw or screwless terminals available) mean that new devices can easily be installed without the need to remove the PRO-MUX-1 from its mounted location. A professional DIN rail mounting mechanism keeps the PRO-MUX-1 secure in high vibration environments. Helpful LEDs indicate power, data in, data out and the alarm status to aid diagnostics.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • A-PRO-BUF-1-BAS-R
    Standard configuration with pluggable screw terminals)
  • A-PRO-BUF-1-BAS-S
    Standard configuration with pluggable screwless terminals)
  • Use with USBKIT-PRO for USB connectivity

Features

  • 8 OPTO-isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Bi-directional isolated serial port (can be used for additional NMEA 0183 input/ output)
  • Ethernet port
  • Alarm output (N/O and N/C contacts)
  • Designed for 12- and 24-Volt supply
  • Isolation to battery supply
  • Configurable input and output baud rates for rate conversion
  • Data combining from any input to any output
  • 2 independent Autoswitch virtual inputs with priority
  • Advanced sentence-based filtering / routing
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm, mode and Bi-colour Status LED’s
  • 2-part pluggable connector system supports both screw and screwless terminals
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Advanced statistics are available via a Web Browser

Benefits

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Configuration using standard web browser, no PC operating system compatibility issues
  • Advanced features solve NMEA 0183 data routing problems
  • Fully isolated with ISO-Drive technology for peace of mind
  • Easy firmware updates makes the device future-proof
Power Supply
Input supply voltage9 to 35 V DC
Input supply current250mA max @ 12V DC (all outputs @ full drive into 100 ohm loads)
Input protectionContinuous reverse polarity, transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Power indicatorLED, Blue – indicates unit is functioning correctly
 

 

NMEA 0183 Port – Listener & Talker
Number of Listener / input ports8 isolated NMEA 0183 Listeners
Number of Talker / output ports6 isolated NMEA 0183 Talkers
CompatibilityFully NMEA 0183, RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Electrical isolation2500 V input to ground, 1500 V output to ground using ISO-Drive™
Speed / baud rateIn1 to In4: up to 38400 bps In5 to In8: 4800 bps Out1: up to 115200 bps Out2 to Out6: up to 38400 bps
Talker output voltage drive>= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Talker output current drive20 mA maximum per output
Talker output protectionShort circuit and ESD
Listener input voltage tolerance-15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Listener input protectionCurrent limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Listener data indicatorLED, Green (Flashes to indicate valid input)
Talker data indicatorLED, Orange (Flashes at data rate)
Status indicatorLED, Green / Yellow / Red to indicate status (see user manual)
 

 

Serial Port
Number of input ports1 isolated input
Number of output ports1 isolated output
CompatibilityRS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Electrical isolation2500 V input to ground 1500 V output to ground using ISO-Drive™
Speed / baud rate115200 bps
Output voltage drive>= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Output current drive20 mA max.
Output protectionShort circuit and ESD
Input voltage tolerance-15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Input protectionCurrent limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
 

 

Ethernet Port
Host interface10/100BaseT, automatic polarity detection
Supported protocolsTCP/IP for configuration and firmware updating
ConnectorRJ45
Electrical isolation2kV
IndicatorsGreen – Link, Yellow – 100 Mbps
 

 

Mode Inputs
Input voltage range0 to 35V DC
ProtectionTransient overvoltage and ESD protection
 

 

Alarm Output
ContactsNormally open and normally closed*
Electrical isolation1000V between power supply and contacts
Alarm indicatorLED, red indicates a valid alarm condition
 

 

Mechanical
Housing materialPolycarbonate / ABS blend
Flame retardancyUL94 – V0
Weight270g including all screw plugs & shield screw
MountingDIN rail mount (35mm top hat rail EN 50 022)
Compass safe distance250mm
Wiring terminalsPluggable 2/3 way screw or screwless connectors, 5mm pitch, 12 to 30 AWG
 

 

Approvals and Certifications
EMCIEC 60945 (sections 9, 10 & 11)
CE2014/30/EU
Environmental protectionIP43
Operating temperature-15°C to +55°C
Storage temperature-40°C to +85°C
Relative Humidity (RH)0 – 80% RH
Guarantee5 years
  • Ethernet port – for configuration and diagnostics. Sharing NMEA 0183 data will be added in a future firmware update
  • 8 OPTO-Isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Advanced Data Filtering/Routing
  • Configurable Input and output baud rates
  • Serial port – for configuration, diagnostics or as an additional NMEA 0183 input/output.
  • Free firmware updates make the device future-proof
  • Alarm output relay (N/O and N/C contacts available)
  • Mode inputs to provide manual selection of operational mode
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm status LED
  • Mode LED
  • Bi-colour status LED
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Pluggable connectors for quick and easy installation

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: