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communicate over a Controller Area Network (CAN bus) using the
National Marine Electronics Association's NMEA 2000® protocol.
The advantages of using CAN bus are numerous and include low wiring
complexity with all components interconnected through a single
cabling system. The reduction in wire over conventional
systems is significant resulting in lower installation and
maintenance cost and lower overall vessel weight. And since the
individual products are connected to drop lines from the main trunk
line, a single product failure doesn't affect communication
between other devices.
In addition, the NMEA
2000 bus easily accommodates adding products to the network for
future expansion. Probably most importantly, you are no longer
constrained to viewing your vessel's information from an
independent system from a single place using a single display. With
Maretron's networked solutions, you simply place a display
anywhere on the network, whether it is at the helm, in the engine
room, or sleeping quarters, and you are free to monitor and control
anything connected to the network from anywhere on the vessel.