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PRO-BUF-2 Intelligent Type Approved NMEA Buffer

SKU: ACT-0040

PRO-BUF-2 Intelligent Type Approved NMEA Buffer

Two OPTO-isolated inputs and twelve ISO-Drive™isolated outputs. Offering device protection and excellent flexibility, all in one product.

Introducing the Actisense® PRO-BUF-2, the intelligent, type-approved PRO range buffer.

The PRO-BUF-2 is rugged, with a stainless steel housing, and provides isolation on all inputs and outputs. With two NMEA 0183 inputs, twelve NMEA 0183 outputs, a bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port, the PRO-BUF-2 is a perfect solution for larger leisure vessels, commercial shipping and is a great addition for systems that require type-approved devices.

The PRO-BUF-2 is designed to suit the majority of NMEA 0183 systems and is ready to go ‘out of the box’ by simply hard-wiring the two-mode inputs as required.

Overview

The Intelligent NMEA 0183 Buffer manually configurable basic modes of operation include variations of buffer modes, intelligent auto-switch, and combine modes.

For all other configurations, leaving the mode inputs floating selects the ‘User Configuration Mode’. The web-based configuration tool allows full customisation of the PRO-BUF-2 and is compatible across all popular Operating Systems. Using the web-based configuration tool allows for fine-tuning of the data available on each output.

To make installation quick and simple the PROBUF-2 features 2-part pluggable connectors that allow the use of screw terminals*, and a professional DIN Rail mounting system (DIN Rail not included). The device can also be mounted directly to the bulkhead.

Helpful LEDs indicate power, data in, data out, and the alarm status to aid diagnostics.

Data statistics and load indication via the web tool provide a real-time view of data.

Features

  • 2 Opto-Isolated inputs
  • 12 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Ethernet Port
  • Flexible operating modes
  • Automatic Baud Rate matching on inputs
  • Alarm output options
  • Web-based configuration tool
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • Advanced-Data Filtering and Routing
  • 2 virtual Autoswitch modules
  • Data statistics and load indication via the web tool
  • Designed for 12 / 24 Volt supply
  • Future-proofing with easily upgradable firmware
  • 2-part pluggable connector system
  • Stainless Steel Housing with DIN rail mount option
  • Type Approved

Benefits 

  • Flexible configuration options to buffer auto-switch or combine NMEA data
  • ISO-Drive separates the Listener from the Talker to protect both the PRO-BUF and each connected device.
  • Fast bi-directional data connection to a monitor and control software application
  • PRO-BUF can be configured using any web browser on any Operating system
  • Works out-of-the-box without configuration for basic installations, or can be easily user configured as required
  • The relay output is compatible with onboard alarm systems and the NMEA Alarm sentence can be displayed and actioned on an MFD
  • Easy to access via a network, doesn’t require the device to be moved or have a serial connection to the PC.
  • Quick visual check gives the user confidence that each input and output is passing data
  • Features can be utilised to fine-tune data, avoiding data overloads on the outputs and connected listeners
  • Allows automatic data priority selection between two devices of the same type of data (e.g. GPS)
  • Shows the NMEA 0183 on each I/O Port, and how frequently it arrives, great for low-level diagnostics
  • Allows use on large vessel 24V DC power supplies systems
  • Additional features in future firmware revisions are accessed using a simple update process via Actisense Toolkit over Ethernet
  • Fast installations and supports both screw and screwless terminal types. Ideal for quick diagnostic swapping
  • Increased durability, ease of installation and high performance
  • Can be installed on vessels governed by Class Society Rules
  • Type Approved (RINA)

By Actisense

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