A first of its kind, the AOS NMEA simulator is a valuable tool for boat builders, installers, and dealers looking to simulate real devices on an NMEA 0183® or NMEA 2000® Bus or to analyze Bus messages. At a reasonable list price of $499, this is a product that will pay for itself...not to mention cut down on the time and expense of onboard testing, maintenance, and repair.
Setting up a reliable and convenient test environment is as simple as connecting one end of the USB cable to the hardware and the other end to a computer running Windows™ OS*. The simulator is USB powered and the NMEA 2000 network is galvanically isolated from the PC’s USB connection.
*Windows™ 7 or higher is recommended; Windows™ 10 will instantly find and install the drivers to emulate the serial port on your computer.
- Define virtual devices and select messages joined to them
- Virtual devices can send their device information periodically or on request as normal devices
- If selected virtual devices also do address claiming
- Possible to follow gpx track or route
Bus Traffic Operations:
Works as Bus listener:
- Lists messages either in sequential mode or in list mode*, which separates messages by sender, PGN, and possible instance
- Message highlighting for sequential messages makes it easier to follow messages
- Message follow for sequential messages locks scrolling for specific message
*In both modes, supported messages can be shown/parsed
Special NMEA 2000 Commands:
- Request for common and any PGNs
- Group function request
- Group function command
- Address change command
- Any message. User can type message in hex and send it once or periodically