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Connected AtoN Networks a Reality

Connected AtoN Networks a Reality

By:Maryanne Dutka | December 03, 2020

The growing trend in marine Aids to Navigation of digital connectivity is quickly becoming a must for monitoring and managing AtoN networks. Sealite’s Star2M® asset management and maintenance software offers a solution for Sealite satellite and GSM enabled devices, however the ability to connect other devices has remained out of reach.

That problem is solved with the introduction of the Universal Gateway, a plug and play device that connects all of your AtoN equipment into a single system.

The Sealite Universal Gateway. What is it, and how does it work?

The Sealite Universal Gateway (SL-UGW) is a standalone protocol converter. It connects to products of various protocols and allows it to talk to an entire system. As a result, devices and systems are able to work together to access, exchange, integrate and cooperatively use data in a coordinated manner.

It is bi-directional, meaning the system can then communicate and command back to the asset for control or monitoring purposes. It includes fully configurable interface mapping. This can be implemented by an integrator or end-user to align with their products.

The Universal Gateway supports the following interfaces:

  • Modbus RTU via RS-485.
  • Modbus TCP.
  • Discrete IO via General Purpose Input/Outputs.
  • Configuration Interface via USB or Bluetooth.
  • Optional Satellite Communication interface.
  • Optional Dry Contact Relay interface via Electromechanical or High Current variants.

The Universal Gateway can be used to supplement existing Sealite Aids to Navigation products as well as other lighting products. It is also optimised for third-party equipment integration and is SATCOM enabled.

Connected into Star2M Asset Management software, all connected assets can be controlled, monitored and maintained 24/7 from any offsite location.

The Universal Gateway: Providing you options to connect a wider range of marine assets.

The Universal Gateway is at the forefront of innovation. It is available in a variety of configurations with AC or DC power inputs.

The Universal Gateway hardware is supplied as a complete mechanical assembly with multiple options available to connect to third party devices.

Want to know more?

Visit the Universal Gateway page on our website.

Have any questions? Ask one of our Sales team who will help explain this unique product in more detail.

What Our Client's Say

On behalf of Karachi Port I am pleased to acknowledge your good service and provision of the new SL-75 solar marine lanterns installed by your firm in the harbour channel at Karachi Port. The new lanterns are very feasible and useful and equipped with the latest navigational technology.

-Captain Muhammad Altaf

[Re: Sealite SL-LED Lightsource at LaCorbiere Lighthouse], We were impressed with Sealite’s solution which provided a modern, reliable and efficient light source whilst remaining sympathetic to the lighthouse’s heritage and significance as a local landmark, but most importantly to improve upon reliability and to continue its vital role in aiding the safety of navigation in Jersey’s waters, as it has done for nearly 130 years.

-Aaron Gavey

[Re: Sealite Wins Duke’s Choice Award for Java Technology & the Environment – Sealite GSM monitoring & control system]. The team at Motorola were extremely impressed with Sealite’s innovative integration of the G24-Java wireless module in their GSM Monitoring & Alarm System.

-Golan Haver

As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15’s) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order shortly. Keep up the good work.

-Capt Andy Suddes

[Re: Installation of WindTalker for kite-surfing club], The WindTalker™ is a big success here in Cyprus, thanks to your after sales support the unit is now functioning perfectly.

-Christophe Meletiou

We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.

-Aliasgar E Patrawala

[Re: Sealite Solar-Powered LED Area Lighting system], We chose the Sealite system for the Jacobs Well Queuing Pontoon due to our previous experience with Sealite’s product, its durability and construction.

-Peter Taylor

I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.

-Philip McGowen