NMEA 2000 is the marine standard for data communication between marine instruments. NMEA 2000 connects multiple instruments together (Sensors, Sonar, GPS, and Multi-Function Displays etc), regardless of brand for the purpose of sharing and/or displaying user selectable data with any or all other display instruments installed on the NMEA 2000 network. NOTE: FUSION’s 700 Series Marine Entertainment system and MS-NRX200 Wired Remote are not compatible with all NMEA 2000 devices.
FUSION has introduced NMEA 2000 connectivity to the new 700 Series Marine Entertainment System. Adding NMEA 2000 connectivity is the logical progression of the FUSION True Marine standard of designing and engineering innovative solutions for the marine industry. By connecting the 700 Series Entertainment System directly onto an existing NMEA 2000 network the entertainment system communicates with other compatible NMEA 2000 devices on the same network.
A FUSION-Link compatible NMEA 2000 Multi-Function display (MFD) can control the full 700 Series entertainment experience from the display itself, transforming the MFD into the entertainment centre of the vessel. Once the 700 Series Marine Entertainment System and the FUSION-Link partnered MFD are connected to the same NMEA 2000 network the FUSION-Link device can access the unique FUSION music interface. On vessels where more than one 700 Series Marine Entertainment System is connected to the NMEA 2000 network, a partnered FUSION-Link MFD will have full control over all the FUSION systems on the network.
Connecting your FUSION 700 Series Marine Entertainment System and MS-NRX200 Wired Remote to a NMEA 2000 network requires additional cabling which is sold separately.
Two NMEA 2000 connection packs are available. MS-N2KSTART includes all the wiring required to build a new NMEA 2000 network.
The MS-N2KCONN connection pack is recommended when adding additional entertainment systems or MS-NRX200 Wired Remotes to an existing network.
Note: NMEA T-Connectors follow the NMEA 2000 standard and are compatible with other micro connectors, cables and NMEA 2000 compatible devices.
The above diagram shows a FUSION NMEA 2000 network which fully utilizes the MS-N2KSTART connection pack.
The above diagram shows a NMEA 2000 FUSION-Link compatible MFD connected to the network. Full control of the 700 Series Marine entertainment experience is now granted to the FUSION-Link compatible MFD.
The MS-NRX200 remote will interface with other compatible NMEA 2000 electronics connected to the same network and display NMEA data on its LCD display.
NOTE: A FUSION NMEA 2000 Starter pack is only required for NMEA 2000 wiring solutions, you are still able to wire your 700 Series System and MS-NRX200 remotes together conventionally.
FUSION-Link is a culmination of FUSION’s 10 year experience designing and engineering high quality True Marine Entertainment products and a number of World-First innovations
FUSION-Link allows compatible Multi-Function Displays (MFD) the ability to interface and achieve full control of FUSION’s specialised marine entertainment equipment. By using a MFD as the entertainment control centre for the vessel you create a simplified and integrated entertainment experience.
Control one or more FUSION-Link capable marine entertainment systems from a single compatible MFD. FUSION-Link operates over existing industry standard networks including Ethernet, NMEA 2000 and
WiFi. Link zones or manage the entire audio experience from the steering station of the vessel or from your pocket. Simply pay for and download FUSION’s wireless remote control app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Note FUSION-Link Wireless Remote Control App for iPad and iPhone is available from the 1st of May 2012 from iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fusionlink/id520377783?ls=1&mt=8 The Android app is available from the 1st of June 2012.
The FUSION MS-IP700 and MS-AV700 are the first products in production that support FUSION-Link MFD control. All future FUSION Stereo-units will be available with FUSION-Link connectivity and as such will allow operation from trailer-boats up to Mega-Yachts. FUSION-Link is the future of integrated marine electronics!
Compatible FUSION-Link products will be listed below once released..
Introducing advanced wireless control of the new 700 Series Marine Entertainment System.
Wireless control is only a swipe of a finger away anywhere on your vessel by harnessing the power of Ethernet. Simply connect your FUSION 700 Series Marine entertainment system to a wireless DHCP Ethernet Router and the entertainment system will auto configure itself to the network.
Pay for and download the FUSION-Link Wireless Remote Control ‘App’ for iPhone, iPad and Android and navigate all music sources, control every independent audio zone and even control multiple stereo units connected to the same Ethernet Router.
FUSION-Link Partnered Ethernet marine electronics such as chart plotters and fish finders will become the entertainment hub for the entire vessel once connected to the FUSION 700 Series Marine Entertainment System. If space is crucial at the helm of your vessel, the 700 Series Marine Entertainment System can be installed out of sight; you only need to return to your system to change a CD or iPod®, and when you’re on the move the FUSION-Link mobile ‘App’ is always in your pocket.
Look for the FUSION-Link logo when searching for your next chart plotter or fish finder and unlock the power of FUSION-Link and Ethernet control.
A list of FUSION-Link partnered marine electronics will be detailed below when available
Note: FUSION-Link Wireless Remote Control App for iPad and iPhone is available for purchase from iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fusionlink/id520377783?ls=1&mt=8 The Android app is available from the 1st of June 2012.