METS 2012 show report part 2: NMEA 2000 related

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  1. Anonymous says:

    In the Victron piece the writer talks about all the additional equipement that should be needed when you use Mastervolt Li-ion batteries. The writer only make a mistake in comparing this smal Victron Li-ion starter batteries with the innovative Mastervolt deep cylce Li-ion with integrated battery management. With the new Mastervolt Li-ion generation you even need less additional equipement because this is the only battery in the world with integrated BMS, Shunt and potential free contact.
    With the Victron Li-ion there comes a big external Battery management System.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I’d like to remind all Panbo readers who are in the trade of this commenting policy:
    “It’s fine for manufacturers to comment on entries about their own or other products, but please state your affiliation, even if you don’t use your name.”
    I should have the entire commenting policy posted somewhere besides an old entry — — but they are sort of obvious I think.

  3. Hello,
    thanks for all the info and the nice post. One comment from me about the last line about our products:
    “As a last note I’d like to point out that Victron seems to be moving over to using standard NMEA 2000. The newer products use NMEA 2000 / CANbus directly whilst there are interfaces to the older VE.Net CAN devices, as documented here.”.
    We are indeed moving over to NMEA2000 completely. The only thing is that, as our products are also sold a lot outside of the marine environment, we have decided to stick to the RJ-45 plugs for cost reasons. We supply dropcables to the waterproof Micro-C connector system. This NMEA2000 with a different connector is what we call VE.Can.

  4. Hendrik says:

    Kees, thanks again to be my eyes and ears on Mets

  5. Nick says:

    The 3.5″ Maretron display looks suspiciously like an off the shelf industrial display used elsewhere …

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Yes, I think the display hardware may be a Teleflex CANtrack — — also used by Offshore Systems and other manufacturers. Maretron has plenty to do without developing displays from scratch, and hopefully there’s a saving that passes to customers.

  7. Dave says:

    The 3.5 Maretron, is the Cantronik ( ex Teleflex) display unit, thats available as an OEM unit. Its nice, but needs good display software to even come close to displays like teh GMI 10 or Rays i70 etc. Its ARM based running Linux ( in some versions)

  8. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Yup, the Cantroniks look very similar:
    The Garmin GMI10 and Raymarine i70 are great NMEA 2000 displays, especially when networked with sensors and MFDs from the same respective manufacturers. But Maretron software can do things the others can’t — like show the output of two depth sensors at once, — and that’s especially true when networked with Maretron’s unique family of sensors.

  9. It’s a pitty I haven’t made any photo on NMEA Connect fest taking place in one of meeting rooms on Amsterdam RAI during METS. This was quite interesting gathering of companies and equipmenet connected on NMEA2000 …

  10. arno says:

    I did find on the site of LCJ Capteurs that there is rotating mast compensator for N2K. I think they are the first.
    see options

  11. Kees says:

    Hi Arno,
    I forgot to write about the rotating mast function for the LCJ wind sensor. The proprietor of LCJ that I spoke to said it would be available soon, but that they were still working on some details.

  12. arno says:

    Hi Kees,
    Did you see how they did do the compensation (compass or a mechanical arm)

  13. Kees says:

    Hi Arno,
    No the rotation sensor was not on display, but I was told that it would work using an extra input on the NMEA 2000 interface box.

  14. Hendrik says:

    Actisense EMU-1 is now on the market.
    Got mine yesterday, installed it today.
    Works like a dream

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