Web-enabled NMEA 2000 Instrumentation & vessel monitoring package launched by Chetco Digital Instruments.
Chetco Digital Instruments will be demonstrating its latest instrumentation software for the SeaSmart line of marine network gateways featuring user designed gauges for most vessel data at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show.
netGauges™ is a browser based package that accepts NMEA 2000 data directly from any SeaSmart adapter and renders the information into realtime graphical displays on devices such as iPads, smart phones, and Windows or Android tablets. Vessel data can also be accessed from the company’s Internet based cloud servers for live or historical analysis.
At the core of the new firmware release is a JAVA based graphics engine that creates animated gauges from live vessel data with user specified parameters for face styles, layouts, colors, labels, and more – allowing for a truly user defined interface. Individual gauges can be instantly programmed to display from a large number of possible vessel NMEA 2000 data parameters (PGNs) including engine, fuel, battery, weather, navigation, and others. Simple drop-down menus make customization quick and easy. The new JAVA graphics engine is compatible with most Browser platforms and utilizes local processing power for high definition animations and renderings.
While primarily focused on vessel NMEA 2000 data, netGauges™ is also compatible with the company’s Analog Gateways that convert older analog sensors into the NMEA 2000 protocol thus allowing for Engine parameters such as Temperature, Oil Pressure, Tachometer, fuel, and others to be displayed on the new graphic interface. A simple dual engine package can be easily monitored using a single SeaSmart Analog Gateway (AGW) with no other required protocols. Each gateway would have its own internet address and individual netGauges™ configuration for distribution throughout the vessel.
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