Following a soft launch at Seawork 2017, where Actisense provided a first glimpse at the PRO-MUX-1 prototype, the product will officially come to market on the 3rd July at the first day of Seawork 2018.
PRO-MUX-1 is a Professional Multiplexer designed to provide isolation on all inputs and outputs so that connected devices safely avoid hazardous ground loops, the number one cause of product failure in NMEA 0183 networks. It joins the ‘PRO’ range of specially designed products introduced by Actisense in 2016 to provide their NMEA solutions for larger vessels and commercial shipping.
Seawork 2018 will see the global leaders in marine electronics return to Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition for the third consecutive year. Last year’s show provided Actisense with the opportunity to showcase the prototype of the PRO-MUX-1 and gather valuable feedback from industry fellows. In the year since, Actisense has carefully honed the device to provide further features and ensure the practicality and reliability that their products are renowned for.
The PRO-MUX-1 has eight NMEA 0183 inputs that can be routed to any of the six NMEA 0183 outputs, providing a customisable network. A bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port also allow for simple configuration and diagnostics using Actisense software. Further features include a DIN rail mounting system for security in high vibration environments plus two part pluggable connectors enabling news devices to be installed into the network without unmounting the PRO-MUX-1. The device’s configuration tool is also accessible via any popular web browser and allows the user to finely tune the exact data available on each output.
Phil Whitehurst, Actisense CEO, stated: “We are excited to be launching the PRO-MUX-1 ready for market at Seawork 2018. Last year’s show provided an invaluable opportunity to showcase its prototype and gain customer input on how we could continue developing the device for their benefit. We are confident that the PRO-MUX-1 is a unique and industry leading device that provides an innovative solution to NMEA 0183 networks. It’s fitting that we officially launch the device at Seawork.”
Actisense will be exhibiting at Seawork International 2018 at stand PY123.