LANLink is a new product from Digital Yacht, which acts as a NMEA to Ethernet data gateway.
NMEA interfacing is used extensively on boats, allowing electronic items to integrate and share data. Systems have evolved from NMEA 0183 formats to the later NMEA 2000 standard, which uses a robust CanBus network to interlink equipment. Many boats also have a wifi or 4G network for internet access and LANLink gets NMEA data interconnected so there’s one high speed network across the boat for internet and NMEA data. Apps running on smart phones, iPads, PCs or tablets can then use this data seamlessly and become an integrated part of the boat’s navigation system with electronic charting and instrument displays.
LANLink is available in two versions suitable for NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 networks and offers plug ‘n play connectivity with a simple interface for setup and connection to the router network.
It can support multiple TCP/IP connections and is bi-directional. Once connected to the onboard network via a simple CAT 5/6 patch cable, you can setup apps like TZ iBoat, iNavX, NavLink, iSailor, Imray, Weather 4D etc by simply entering the IP address and port for streaming NMEA data.
- Available in two versions:
– ZDIGLANLINK – NMEA0183 TO ETHERNET GATEWAY
– ZDIGLANLINKN2K – NMEA 2000 TO ETHERNET GATEWAY
- 12/24v DC low power operation
- Connects to router or devices via simple RJ45 Cat 5/6 patch cable connection
- Web user interface for easy setup from connected device via browser
- TCP/IP or UDP connection modes – support for up to 5 connected devices with TCP/IP
- NMEA 2000 variant can offer raw mode with encapsulated PGNs or conversion mode (for apps) supporting AIS, instruments and GPS
- RS232 port for PC apps too
- Status indicators for power, data in/out, network link and server status
For more information, visit: www.digitalyacht.co.uk