MD36/6 STEP to NMEA Converter Interface
The MD36/6 is a solid-state Step to NMEA Interface (S-Type), designed as a converter of DC Step (S Type) transmission of a ship’s heading from legacy equipment to a modern NMEA 0183 compliant Digital Transmission format.
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The MD36/6 is a solid-state (S-Type) Step to NMEA Interface, designed as a converter of DC Step (S Type) transmission of a ship’s heading from legacy equipment, to a modern NMEA 0183 compliant Digital Transmission format.
There is an alignment facility on the unit to align the digital output of the MD36/6 to the incoming heading signal. Which when suitably adjusted the MD36/6 reads the step input heading to within 1/6° and re-transmits an RS422 output following the NMEA (0183) protocol with no errors.
Constructed in a robust die-cast aluminium enclosure and finished in RAL9005 Jet Black fine texture powder coat paint and supplied for bulkhead mounting as standard. Compact and rugged, the MD36/6 offers a compact Step (S-Type) to NMEA Interface solution for locations where available space is limited.
The MD36/6 Step (S-Type) to NMEA Interface from Marine Data, easy to install and simple to maintain.
- Suitable for converting from any STEP (S-Type) transmission format to a digital NMEA 0183 (IEC61162-1) transmission format
- Especially useful for retro-fitting legacy systems with modern equipment requiring a digital transmission of ships heading
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