The Internet Protocol Gateway (IPG100) lets you connect Maretron black boxes (MBB100’s), Maretron touch screens (DSM800’s), PC’s, Mac’s, tablets, or smartphones to an NMEA 2000 ® network so you can monitor and control your vessel using Maretron’s N2KView ® software. The conventional way of viewing NMEA 2000 ® information is with a display on the vessel that is directly connected to an NMEA 2000 ® network, but with the IPG100, you are not limited to direct connected displays. With the IPG100, you can use any device running N2KView ® software to monitor and control your vessel from onboard or ashore.
The IPG100 has an NMEA 2000 ® and an Ethernet data port for exchanging information between the onboard NMEA 2000 ® network and Internet Protocol (IP) enabled devices using conventional technology such as routers, switches, and wireless modems. In addition, the IPG100 includes a USB port used for connecting Maretron’s hardware license key. The hardware license key is used to enable remote devices running N2KView ® software. For example, if you purchase three N2KView ® license keys, you can run N2KView ® at the helm, another on a handheld device connected via Wi-Fi, and another at home on your PC or Mac with an Internet connection back to the vessel. The licenses are floating, so if you were to shut down N2KView ® running at home, you could fire up the third N2KView ® license on the vessel.