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NMEA 2000® network design software

N2KBuilder® software is a powerful, free PC-based tool for designing and verifying the integrity of NMEA 2000® networks. N2KBuilder® software, when installed on a Windows PC and used as part of an integrated design workflow can be used to plan, document, and validate the design of complex NMEA 2000® networks. In addition, N2KBuilder® will directly produce a Bill of Materials (BOM) for Maretron® products, eliminating guesswork and transcription errors.

  • Pictorial display of network layout and components
  • Record of design decisions for each device on the network
    • Device instance numbers
    • Device label
    • Manufacturer serial number
    • Installation descriptions
    • Current requirements in LEN and milli-Amps
  • For devices supporting multiple channels, record the following information for each channel, as applicable:
    • Channel labels
    • Channel data instance numbers
    • Optional probe information
    • Source data
    • Indicator data
  • Produce bill of materials
  • Produce design report
  • Produce network configuration table which matches N2KAnalyzer® format.
  • Analyze the network layout for compliance to NMEA 2000® standards.
  • Assign device and data instance numbers.
  • Update N2KBuilder® over the internet

  • Design of NMEA 2000® networks
  • Documentation of NMEA 2000® network design decisions
  • Analysis of NMEA 2000® networks
  • Generate bill of materials (BOM)
  • Assign instance numbers
  • Create network configuration files
  • Print schematics and reports

At this time N2KBuilder is only available for installation on a Windows Operating system.

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