Data interfaces and convertors

Heading Translator TKC

TKC is designed for translation of the heading data from the gyrocompass to analogue and digital receivers as well as for generation of 24V DC voltage from the ship’s mains 220V AC, 50Hz. The unit has the built-in testing and indication of failure.


Input: RS232/422 analogue
Output power supply: 24VDC
Output ports:
TKTs-1 (BC-1404 analogue)
TKTs-1 (BC-1404 digital)
TKTs-1 (BC-1404 step)
TKTs-2 (BC-151/CC-150 analogue)
TKTs-2 (BC-151/CC-150 digital)
TKTs-2 (BC-151/CC-150 step)
Translation error:
Analogue repeater compass
Digital repeater compass
± 0.1°
Voltage generation: 110V, 50Hz
MTBF: 30000 hours
Dimensions: 362 × 297 × 232 mm
Weight: 18 kg
Protection level: 1P22
Operating environment:
Temperature: -15 to +55°C
Relative humidity at t = 40°C: 98%


Interface unit Simbia IGL–01

Data transformation from analog gyrocompass and log into digital code and data transmission to navigation and fish-finding equipment.

  • Implementation on the vessels equipped by gyro of old modifications and speed logs.
  • Heading and speed indication on double-line digit display.
  • Heading and speed output in IEC 61162/NMEA 0183 standard.
  • Heading output denotation in 10-, 12-, 16-bit code on synchro serial interface.
  • Possibility of manual input of heading and speed denotation.
  • Manual selection of log data format (100/200/400/500 impulses per mile).
  • Automatic adjustment to the synchro frequency of gyro-compass.


Heading: Sinusoidal voltage of selsyn gyrocompass sensor. Frequency 50 – 500 Hz, voltage 50 – 90V. Gear ratio: 360, 180, 90, 36.
Speed: Dry contact or pulses of 0-15 V. Pulses sequence 100, 200, 400, 500 impulses per mile.
Speed range: 0 – 30.0 knots
heading: 0.1°
speed: 0.1 knots
Display: 7-segmented LED indicators, 2 lines of 4 symbols
NMEA-0183 output $HEHDT,ХХХ.X,T,*hh
Max current: 20 mА
Data transmitting interval: 1/sec, 5/sec, 10/sec
Baud rate: 4800 or 9600 bod
Synchronic sequential 2 channels with separable installation: 10, 12, 16 bit

нагрузочная способность 30 мА;

интервал посылки 25 или 200 мсек, выбирается при установке параметров
Performance: 25 or 200 msec
Max current: 30 mА
Power supply: 220 V +10% -15%, 50 Hz, 3.5 VA
Weight: 1.0 kg
Dimensions: 170 × 140 × 60 mm



Unicont ADPC-101 Gyro and speed log interface

The device accepts the current heading value from gyrocompasses with synchro and stepper interfaces and will transform the received data to a signal of standard NMEA 0183. The wide range of entrance characteristics of the device allows it to be connected to all types of gyrocompasses and logs. Has the type approval certificate.

Input signals:

  • Gyrocompass: sine voltage of synchro windings or voltage pulses of stepper gyrocompass
  • Log: voltage pulses (stepper interface), “closing contact”
  • Input voltage up to 350V
  • Frequency of input signal up to 500Hz
  • Gyro ratio: 360x, 240x, 180x, 90x


  • Ports: two asynchronous serial interfaces RS-232 and RS-422/485
  • Baudrate: 4800, 9600, 14400, 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600, 76800, 115200, 230400 bps
  • Data refresh: 1, 2, 5 and 10 Hz
  • Format: standard NMEA 0183 line, 15 variants of NMEA line


  • TYPE: LCD display with backlighting
  • Strings: 2
  • Characteers: 16

Range of measurements:

  • Heading: 0..359,9 degrees
  • Speed: 0..99,9 knots

Data statement precision:

  • Heading value: 0,1 degree
  • Speed value: 0,1 knot


  • 3 x 4 film type, with upper and lower case
  • sound when any key is depressed
  • function “operator idling”



Unicont ADU-202 Amplifier-distributor unit

ADU-202 is a band-new NMEA 0183 amplifier-distributor device with integrated combiner. The device can operate both in usual amplificationdistribution mode with high baudrate, and in combining mode. It provides its universality and easy integration. Integrated backward channel lightens the device’s installation and integration. Type approved by the Russian Maritime Register Of Shipping

Operating modes:

  • Combiner – combined data from inputs A and B is transmitted to output groups A and B
  • Independent – data from input A transmit to output group A, data from input B is transmitted to output group B
  • Distributor – data from current active channel (A or B) is transmitted to output groups A and B
  • Independent combiner – combined data from inputs A and B is transmitted to output group A, data from input B is transmitted to output group B
  • Distributor with data control – data from current active channel (A or B) is transmitted to output groups A and B. Device verify input data and switch to channel with correct input data


Input interfaces: 2 inputs RS-232 and RS-422 with backward channels to outputs A1 and B1
Baudrate: up to 230400 bps
Isolation: All inputs and outputs are optoisolated
Output data: repeats input data in distribution mode, or combined data of 2 inputs in combining mode
Number of outputs: 2 groups (A and B), 4 channels in everyone. Each channel has 2 interfaces (RS-232 and RS-422/485)
Power voltage: 12…24 VDC
Dimensions: 244 × 144 × 55 mm



Unicont DAC-109 Universal NMEA to synchro converter

Universal NMEA to synchro converter DAC-109 is intended for converting digital course value (heading), received in the NMEA 0183 sentences into the sychro signals required to operate analogue synchro and stepper repeaters and other devices.

In addition, the converter DAC-109 may be used as a digital repeater for displaying current course value (heading). UCB-91 remote control unit may be used for remote control of DAC-109.


Power supply voltage: 18…32 VDC
Output voltage:
25~110 VAC (regulated)
400 VAC
Maximum power consumption:
Types of connected analogue repeaters: synchro or stepeer
Frequency of output alternating voltage (for synchro repeaters): 50 Hz / 500 Hz (regulated)
NMEA 0183 inputs: 2× RS-232/422/485 (1× main + 1× reserved)
Maximum baudrate: 115200 bps
Protection: optoisolated inputs, galvanically isolated from the mains supply
Supported protocols: NMEA 0183 ver.1 and 2 (with/without CRC)
Supported NMEA 0183 sentences: HDG, HDT, HDM
Protection class: IP 22
Ambient conditions:
Operation temperature
Storage temperature
-20°C to +55°C
-55°C to +75°C
Dimensions: 262 × 305 × 128 mm
Weight: less than 6 kg


Unicont MDU-102 NMEA 0183 amplifier-distributor unit

Device MDU-102 is used to both amplify and duplicate versions 1 and 2 NMEA 0183 signal to several receivers. MDU-102 can also be used for other signals transmitted through amplification and distribution interfaces RS-232 and RS-422/485. MDU-102 is provided for a checksum option of CH1 data.


Inputs Specification:
Max baudrate: 115200 bps
Supported Interfaces: NMEA 0183 versions 1 and 2, Furuno CIF, RS-422, RS-232
Isolation: Optoisolated (up to 1000V)
Number of inputs: 2, with manual or automatic selection
Priority: Channel 1 (channel 2 if channel 1 fails)
Outputs Specification:
Output data: Repeats input data
Electrical: Single 5V drive (NMEA 0183 version 1); differential drive RS-422 (NMEA 0183 version 2)
Number of outputs: 8 (4 of which are isolated)
Alarms: Output to indicate Channel #1 failure
Output to indicate power-on
Power supply: 10..36 VDC
Power consumption: no more than 3 W
Isolation: Galvanic isolation, overvoltage protection
Ambient conditions:
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
-25°C to +55°C
-55°C to +75°C
Indication: LEDs on PCB to indicate power on, data transmission and receiving, current active input channel
Dimensions: 194 × 119 × 29 mm
Weight: no more than 0,5 kg



Unicont NC-117 NMEA 0183 Data Combiner

The NC-117 combiner is designed to receive messages from NMEA-compatible sources over 8 RS-232/422/485 inputs, combine acquired messages according to user’s settings and transmit them from 3 RS-232/422/485 outputs and USB port to receivers compatible with NMEA 0183.

Also USB port can be used as device’s input instead of 1 RS-232/422/485 input. In addition combiner provides the capability to receive and combine messages compatible with other applicable standards provided that these messages include such symbols as “Carriage Return” and/or “Line Feed” (CR/LF).

  • Each output port can be configured individually to gather data from any input ports
  • On-board LCD and keyboard provides simple and handy configuring of the device
  • LCD indicates data receiving and transmitting
  • Built-in USB port provides easy connecting to computer (device will be installed as a virtual COM-port)


Number of inputs: 8 × RS-232/422/485 or
7 × RS-232/422+1xUSB
Number of outputs: 3 × RS-232/422/485 + 1 × USB
Baudrate (input/output): individually selectable from 2400 to 115200 bps for each port
Messages combining function: Individually selectable for each output
Power voltage: 9…36 VDC
Power consumption: 5 W (max)
Isolation: Galvanic isolation between combiner and power supply
Overvoltage protection: thermal circuit breaker (fuse)
Dimensions: 194 × 117 × 29 mm
Weight: 0.4 kg (max)