SMC announces a new release of the SMC IMU-10 & IMU-00 Marine Motion Sensors. The product updates concern three core changes to all our new delivered Motion Sensors and these changes are available from hardware version 8.6
The new version of the SMC IMU heave algorithm provides a higher performance across the range of complex Heave motions giving a significant improvement in performance on the existing system.
Ethernet as Standard
As a standard Ethernet communication has been added to the IMU units with the introduction 10/100mbit Ethernet communication. Data can be either broadcast across the network or set to two target IP’s. The standard communication format is a UDP.
Multiple Output Serial Protocols
The IMU sensors now support two separate serial communication port protocols as a standard set up from the configuration software on the IMU-10 & IMU-00 sensors. Along with the standard Port 1 & 2 RS232 and RS422 output broadcasting one protocol, a second different protocol can be transmitted on a third RS232 Bidirectional port.
Additional Hardware Upgrade
In addition to the core IMU changes SMC have increase the number of cable cores to 19 from 12 providing the additional communication options as standard. The 19 core cable and connector are compatible with the previous 12 core cable and connector for seamless upgrades and product continuity.
All changes can be seen in the latest IMU-User Guide v3.2 downloadable from the SMC website.