TECNAUTIC System Overview
The best available Mono Cable System comprising
Fly-By-Wire Steering, Cockpit Instruments, Autopilots, Main Engine and
Thruster Control. Three years
In addition to the digital LCD, an analog LED-pointer is included around the face of each cockpit display. Depending on the selected function, the analog LED pointer may work as a compass needle, wind angle indicator, amplified boat speed indicator, rudder angle, depth or trim flap indicator etc.
The analog LED pointer can be dimmed
continuously down to zero and the LCD can be back lit for night time viewing.
Tecnautic Displays offer more flexibility and more safety
Each cockpit display can show all available data of the system, e.g. compass, log, wind, depth or GPS data etc. Data originating from Displays, Steering Wheels, Joysticks or Throttle Stations are distributed in the system over the network cable (CAN bus).
In addition to the bus connection, every
display unit can be individually connected to one analog and one digital
sensor. For example, a Sonic Heading Gyro can be connected to the "analog"
input of a display and the NMEA in- and output of a Compass Sensor can be connected to the "digital"
input/output of a display unit.
There is no central processor in the
system. Instead there is distributed functionality.
Silent and power saving
Fly-By-Wire steering, instruments, autopilot and engine controls are connected with identical cable. The cable has two wire pairs, one for data and one for the supply. If custom wiring is selected, branching of the bus cable is accomplished with RJ-45 connectors. These can be installed with a simple crimp tool. Standard cables are shipped with connectors already installed.
The TECNAUTIC network is based on a time driven CAN© protocol. It has a so called Multi Master Architecture and it guarantees data transmission within a defined time. Most other protocols slow down when an increasing number of nodes (equipment pieces) is connected to the bus. Not so the Tecnautic CAN bus. Transmission speed is 125 kbit/s. The distance between any two nodes on the bus may be up to 200 m.