NGT-1 NMEA 2000® to PC Interface NMEA 2000® to PC Interface
Interface your PC to the NMEA 2000® bus.
The NGT-1 is an intelligent NMEA 2000 gateway able to precisely Transfer messages to and from the NMEA 2000 bus. It is compatible with a wide range of Chartplotters, display and configuration applications available for PCs.
The diagnostic NMEA Reader software allows viewing of NMEA 2000 messages with configuration options, enabling some set-up of Actisense products on the NMEA 2000 bus.
The handy firewall feature enforces the NMEA 2000 bus rules, so software developers can create compliant software at a fraction of the direct certification costs. The supporting Actisense Software Development Kit (SDK) helps to reduce the required development time.
With the upcoming ‘Third Party Gateway’ status, leading chart plotter software will be able to be certified to work with the NGT-1.
Actisense welcomes enquiries from software manufacturers who would like to incorporate NMEA 2000 and the NGT-1 into their software.
The NGT-1 is available in two versions:
NGT-1-USB is the standard option – USB interface for bi-directional connection to a PC.
NGT-1-ISO is a more specialist option – Opto-isolated input and ISO-Drive output for a direct PC bi-directional connection.
Power Supply (ISO Variant)
Supply Voltage (NMEA 2000 Port) 9.5 to 35V DC
Supply Current (NMEA 2000 Port) 35mA @ 12V DC, Max 50mA
Load Equivalent Number (LEN)
Power Supply (USB Variant)
Supply Voltage (NMEA 2000 Port) 9 to 29V DC
Supply Current (USB Host Port) 85mA @ 5V DC
Supply Current (NMEA 2000 Port) 15mA @ 12V DC, Max 50mA
Load Equivalent Number (LEN)
NMEA 2000 Port (All Variants)
Compatibility Fully NMEA 2000 certified
Galvanic Isolation Refer to ‘ISO port’ or ‘USB port’
Speed / Baud Rate 250kbps
Connectivity M12 Male (A polarised) connector moulded on cable
Cable Length NMEA 2000 1.5m
Cable Length STNG Adapter
0.4m (1.9m with NMEA 2000 cable connected)
ISO Port (NGT-1-ISO)
Compatibility Fully RS232 & RS422 compatible.
Galvanic Isolation 2500V input to ground, 1500V output to ground using ISO-Drive
Speed/Baud Rate 4800 to 115200 Baud
Output Voltage Drive >= 2.1V (differential) into 100O
Output Current Drive 20mA max.
Output Protection Short circuit and ESD
Input Voltage Tolerance -15V to +15V continuous -35V to +35V short term (< 1 second)
Input Protection Current limited and overdrive protection to 40VDC
Connectivity 5mm stripped and tinned wire
USB Port (NGT-1-USB)
Compatibility USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0
Galvanic Isolation 2500V input to ground
Speed / Baud Rate 4800 to 230400 Baud
Connectivity Male type A plug moulded onto cable
Cable Length 1.5m
Drivers (Latest OS) Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 & MAC OS X supplied on CD & available via the ‘Downloads’ button towards the bottom of this web page
Drivers (Legacy OS)
Contact Actisense for full details of the legacy OS versions supported: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Material Lid Polycarbonate
Housing Material Base Flame retardent ABS
Weight NGT-1-ISO 220g
Weight NGT-1-USB 210g
Weight STNG Adapter
Approvals and Certifications
Fully NMEA 2000 Certified
Meets all IEC 61162-3 requirements
EMC IEC 60945 (sections 9, 10 & 11.2)
Environmental Protection IP54
Operating Temperature -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to +70°C
Recommended Humidity 0 – 93% RH
Guarantee 3 years
The Actisense NGT-1 is an NMEA 2000 certified Gateway device, enabling software applications to both read and send NMEA 2000 messages in a protected environment. The electrical isolation and firewall capabilities of the NGT-1 place it in a unique position as a computer Interface to NMEA 2000.
Actisense is committed to supporting software developers to create a wide range of NMEA 2000 capable applications for the PC, Mac & Linux. The initial list includes chart-plotters, vessel monitoring, data logging and Ethernet server applications that can display NMEA 2000 data, and/or share their own NMEA 2000 data with other devices on the network.