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Reference EN 61162-1:2008
Title Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners
Project Number 17171
Abstract/Scope Contains the requirements for data communication between maritime electronic instruments, navigation and radiocommunication equipment when interconnected via an appropriate system. Is intended to support one-way serial data transmission from a single talker to one or more listeners. This data is in printable ASCII form and may include information such as position, speed, depth, frequency allocation, etc. For applications where a faster transmission rate is necessary, reference should be made to IEC 61162-2. Is closely aligned with NMEA 0183 version 3.01. The main changes with respect to the previous edition include among others: - Clause 7 (Clause 5 in the previous edition) has been expanded to include two types of start of sentence delimiters. The conventional delimiter '$' is used with the conventional sentences which are now called parametric sentences. A new delimiter '!' identifies sentences that conform to special purpose encapsulation.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-03-06
Current Stage code deadline 2008-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 80
Reference Document IEC 61162-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 47.020.70 - Navigation and control equipment
Keywords Navigation; Radiocommunications; Digital interface; Single talker; Multiple listeners
Note Superseded by EN 61162-1:2011
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6060 2008-03-06 2008-11-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2008-02-01 2008-04-01  
5061 2007-11-28 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-02-27 2007-03-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-12-22 2007-02-23  
4099 2006-09-08 2006-10-31  
5060 2006-05-30 2006-06-12 export to doc file  EN
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-03-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-02-01


Supersedes EN 61162-1:2000
Superseded by EN 61162-1:2011
Normative reference (6) ITU-R M.493-12:2007
ITU-R Recommendation M.1371-3:2006
ITU-R Recommendation M.825-3:1998
ITU-T X.27/V.11:1996
ITU-R M.821-1:1997
ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998
EN 60945:2002
EN 61162-2:1998

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