NemaStudio provides the professional developer of NMEA products with a very powerful development and testing tool by simulating the output of various nautical instruments and target objects including GPS, AIS and Radar. All instruments, targets and ports can be matched and mixed, meaning you can have multiple instances of several objects transmitting over the same or over different ports simultaneously. This makes this navigation simulation software program also very suitable for e.g. ECDIS training and simulations.
The core function of the program is to send valid NMEA
0183 sentences out via user configurable PC serial
communications ports. The data can be picked up and
processed by various navigation equipment supporting the
NMEA protocol. This allows very comfortable testing of your
NMEA products in your own environment so that the need for
field testing will decrease dramatically.
Virtual instruments with
configurable dynamic settings give you full control over
your test parameters.
Using NemaStudio will also let you conveniently demonstrate your products in your own showroom or at fairs and other events without the hassle of installing, connecting and calibrating real NMEA instruments.
NemaStudio will also save you a lot of money because you don't need to purchase 'real' NMEA devices anymore to test your NMEA related products.
Instruments and targets
Currently the program can simulate the output of up to 6 different nautical instruments and 5 different AIS targets simultaneously, plus an option to produce custom formatted sentences.
AIS messages of the following classes can be dynamically simulated:
- Class A vessels (message 1 and 5);
- Class B vessels (message 14, 18, 19 and 24);
- Base stations (message 4);
- SAR aircrafts (message 9) and
- Aids to Navigation (message 21).
NMEA0183 instruments that you can have NemaStudio to simulate:
- GPS (GLL, RMC,
VTG, ZDA, GGA,
GSA, GSV, XTE, RMB,
- Weather (MWD, MWV, VWR, VWT, MTW);
- Heading (HDG, HDT, HDM, THS, ROT, RSA);
- Radar (TLL, TTM, OSD);
- Sounder (DBT, DPT, DBK, DBS);
- Velocity (VHW, VLW, VBW);
- Transducer (XDR);
- Attitude (Pitch, Roll, Heave);
- Custom (your own proprietary sentences).
Mix and match
Instruments, targets and ports can be matched and mixed, meaning you can have multiple instances of several objects transmitting over the same or over different ports simultaneously.
Dynamic parameters that are common to all objects (altitude, course velocity and rudder) are collected in one panel called "the control center". Common parameters that are more static of nature are configurable under a separate tab.
The settings and the "current state" of all objects can be optionally saved upon exiting, so when restarting the program you can continue where you left off.
The graphical user interface (GUI) is very flexible, with resizable panels that can be hidden and repositionned at will. NemaStudio includes an embedded text editor for easy editing NMEA data without the need to leave the program when text editing is required.
NemaStudio supports both NMEA 0183 version 2.20 and 2.30/3.01/4.0 and IEC 61162. NMEA 2000 networks can be physically connected via a suitable gateway (e.g. the NGW-1 from Actisense). This gateway will also translate the NemaStudio generated NMEA 0183 sentences to valid NMEA 2000 PGN's.
Check out the user manual
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To obtain a license to lift the 500-sentence limitation of the trial version, click the button below.