DCU Data Control Unit

The DCU Data Control Unit is a modular data acquisition system which is composed of digital and / or analogue input and / or output modules, depending on the requirements. The DCU is used to install Voyage data recorders, performance and control systems.

The different input modules can detect currents, voltages, pulses, potentiometers, resistors, contacts or temperatures. The detected signals are transmitted via the MCU and can be sent as a predefined or proprietary NMEA telegram via network, USB, RS 422 or Modbus for further processing.

The NMEA telegrams received via the MCU via network, USB, RS 422 or Modbus can be output as current, voltage, pulses or contacts. Via the configuration software, threshold values can be defined and values from NMEA telegrams can be converted.

For further information on the products, please see the following links:

DCU - Data Control Unit

S0105 - VLN2A - NMEA to Analog Converter

D0402 - VL-USBtoETH - USB to Ethernet Converter

D0400 - VL-USBtoSER - USB to Serial RS422 Converter

D0401 - VL-ETHtoSER - Ethernet to Serial RS422 Converter