Maretron, a world leader in vessel monitoring and control systems, designs, manufactures, and markets leading edge products for commercial and recreational marine markets.
Maretron's products 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.