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Supporting J1939 and NMEA 2000

VDO, a brand of Continental (Germany), provides instruments for yachts and motor boats. This includes the modular Acqualink, Viewline, and Oceanlink (dedicated for leisure power boats) families.

The modular Oceanlink instruments features CAN connectivity and can display different data (Photo: Continental)

AT THE METS EXHIBITION (NOVEMBER 18th TO 20th), VDO presents its modular instruments. The Acqualink family designed for yachts and motor sailers comprises a 7-inch TFT display and instruments with ens made from coated mineral glass. “With AcquaLink, VDO has rounded off its portfolio of marine instrumentation equipment with a unique high-tech solution set the baseline for future oriented systems integration on boats” says Martin Ebneter, Head of R&D, Marine Powersports Accessories. “Together with our existing lines, we now offer optimized solutions for yachts and motor boats of all sizes and categories. We are delighted to be able to present these solutions at this year's METS.”

The Oceanlink instruments feature CAN connectivity and support J1939 as well as NMEA 2000 (IEC 61162-3) higher-layer protocols. These products display all important leisure boat data on the master device. The satellite devices show up to 20 different values – from oil pressure or fuel level through to exhaust gas temperature. According to the provider, the instruments can be integrated without difficulty in customer-specific panel solutions.

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