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  1. I navigate using magnetic heading and not true heading; how do I use the SSC200 compass and N2KView software to view my heading in magnetic? The SSC200 compass outputs heading information in magnetic format, so you need to properly configure N2KView to display heading in magnetic. To view magnetic heading within N2KView, click on the "Units Setup" tab, and select "Magnetic from the "Headi... Read More
  2. I navigate using true heading and not magnetic heading; how do I use the SSC200 compass and N2KView software to view my heading in true? The SSC200 compass outputs heading information in magnetic form and before N2KView can display true heading, the variation must be known. One source of variation is the Maretron GPS antenna/receiver (GPS200). If an SSC200 and GPS200 are connected tog... Read More
  3. What Operating System will N2KView 3.0 operate on?  N2KView is compatible with the following hardware and operating systems:WINDOWSIntel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor, 512MB RAMRecommended: Pentium 4 2GHZ or faster, 1GB RAMWindows 7, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterp... Read More
  4. My USB100’s COM port is in use by the navigational program on my PC. Can N2KView use the same COM port? The USB100 can only be in use by one program at a time. The remedy is to have one USB100 gateway for use by your navigational software, and a second USB100 gateway to simultaneously provide data to a vessel monitoring program, such as N2KView.... Read More
  5. What are the latest changes that have been made to N2KView?  Maretron announces the release of version 5.1.8 of the N2KView® NMEA 2000® Network Display Software.  The program is available from (, under the “Software Updates” category. The full build number of the version is 5... Read More
  6. How do I create a Favorite Screen component in N2KView? How do I create  a Favorite Screen component in N2KView?Click on Commands&Settings-->Screen Setup-->Add New Screen-->select an area in the design plane-->click "Add".The video below shows the user construction a new screen, new component for DC ... Read More
  7. How do I create an alert in N2KView? To create an alert in N2KView, do the following:Click on "Commands & Settings"Select "Alert Setup"Select "New"A window called "Select Parameters" will appearScroll through the parameter list and select the parameter folder you wish to useSelect t... Read More
  8. I see N2KView offers a component for "Indicator Status"; what products can I use to show Indicator Status? An Indicator Status component uses the NMEA 2000 message called "Binary Switch Bank Status" to show three condition states:OnOffErrorA RIM100, SIM100, and DCR100 all transmit the necessary message for the N2KView component to work.You can create seve... Read More
  9. What video system can be used with N2KView? N2KView is designed to display data from IP cameras produced by AXIS Communications.  Axis P39 Network Camera. This is a low-profile camera powered over the Ethernet cable.Axis M31 Network Camera. a flexible mini dome that gives you built-in IR illum... Read More
  10. What platforms does N2KView run on, and how does the licensing work? Maretron's N2KView vessel monitoring and control software runs on dedicated hardware like Maretron's DSM800 or MBB100, or the N2KView software runs on Personal Computers (PC). Please see the file attached to the bottom of this article showi... Read More
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