Best Raymarine Computer Networking Switches in 2022

Raymarine Computer Networking Switches

Raymarine Computer Networking Switches are designed to connect equipment onboard a vessel. These rugged and compact DCC modules are simple to install and troubleshoot compared to traditional switched systems. With flexible network architecture, CCMs can be mounted close to the equipment, which minimizes cabling onboard.

SeaTalkHS is Raymarine's first generation Ethernet connector

The SeaTalkHS is a weatherproof Ethernet connector designed for marine use. It connects a Raymarine C-Wide or E-Wide to a Raymarine DSM30 or DSM300. SeaTalkHS supports NMEA0183 and NMEA 2000 data. It also works with RayNet, a second-generation ethernet connector.

Ethernet is an address-based high-speed data-packet-networking protocol originally developed for the computer industry and later introduced to marine environments. Ethernet networks are typically structured in a star-topology configuration, with two nodes each connected to one another. In systems with more than three nodes, a router or switch is required. SeaTalkHS and RayNet are two of the most popular Ethernet connectors in the marine environment.

SeaTalkHS is compatible with NMEA 2000, NMEA 2001, and NMEA. Both systems can be converted to NMEA using a Seatalk1 MUX or an adapter cable. SeaTalk1 and NMEA0183 are compatible with each other, but they differ in their features.

SeaTalkHS provides a reliable high-speed network connection that is both waterproof and robust. The SeaTalkhs network cable locks positively into the SeaTalkhs Switch and Display to ensure a safe, secure connection. Its length is adjustable to accommodate different installations.

Ethernet is not cheap. However, you can avoid the hassle of installing an Ethernet cable in your boat by using parts from the Garmin Marine Network. For example, you can buy waterproof RJ45 plugs and a bulkhead mount Coupler. You can also buy a standard RJ45 coupler for 56 cents.

It is simpler to install and troubleshoot than traditional switched systems

Raymarine Computer Networking Switches provide superior reliability and simplified installation compared to traditional switched systems. These systems also require less cable and support ENOcean wireless devices, making them easier to integrate into your yacht's system. In addition, Raymarine Computer Networking Switches feature a Master Control Unit (MCU) that provides computing power, decision making, and various interfaces for easy operation. The MCU also features a remote control port for easy control and monitoring.

RayNet Computer Networking Switches use a pre-signed IP-address for each device. This means that if two routers give out IP-addresses on the same network, it will cause problems. Raynet is an IP-address network that uses the whole 10.x.x (/8) IP-range.

Unlike traditional switched systems, Raymarine Computer Networking Switches utilize rugged Digital Circuit Control Modules (CCMs) to control each circuit and other equipment. Each CCM can support up to six separate circuits, and the system can be customized via software. This network architecture also allows for modules to be mounted close to each other and reduces cabling onboard the vessel.

Another benefit of Raymarine Computer Networking Switches is that they are easier to install and troubleshoot than traditional systems. Raynet cables are easily cut with RJ45 ends to connect them to your network. The network administrator can determine which device is the data master and assign IP addresses accordingly.

Stackable switches can be configured for maximum network capacity. They enable you to set priorities for channels and use Priority SNMP to remotely troubleshoot the network. The managed switches also allow you to adjust the ports as needed.

It uses rugged and compact Digital Circuit Control Modules

The Raymarine Computer Networking Switch uses rugged, compact Digital Circuit Control Modules (CCMs) to create a flexible and powerful system. The system supports multiple circuits and connects to the vessel's existing NMEA2000 network backbone. The system also communicates with the Multifunction Displays installed onboard. The flexible network architecture allows CCMs to be mounted close to equipment, reducing the amount of cabling required onboard.

Designed for expansion of Raymarine integrated chartplotter systems and RayNet high-speed Ethernet cabling, the RNS-5 network switch supports Raymarine YachtSense digital control systems and the YachtSense Link marine mobile router. The system is scalable, and two RNS-5 switches can be daisy-chained together for larger systems. The system requires no complicated installation or configuration, and it is plug and play with Raymarine's other products.

Designed for any sized vessel, the Raymarine Computer Networking Switch is flexible and offers near limitless capacity. It also offers the flexibility to be customized to individual boat owners' needs. The system is becoming increasingly popular amongst boat builders and is being incorporated into new models. The technology allows for simplified vessel automation at the helm station. As a result, Raymarine Premier Dealers are also adding this system to existing boats.

The MCU is an NMEA2000 device that talks to the other system components. It contains configuration files and provides inputs and outputs for a variety of devices. This modular design allows for easy integration of other systems, making it cost-effective and versatile. It can also support Ipads or other proprietary screens.

The MPower CLMD16 (16-Channel DC Load Control Module) is a versatile and scalable platform that is ideal for DC systems. It enables users to create programs without complex installation requirements and provides intuitive control over complex systems. A new module turns on and off a boat's electrical systems. It can also monitor circuit status, including voltage and current (4-20mA).


# Image Product Check Price
1 TP-Link 16 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch, Desktop/ Wall-Mount, Fanless, Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports, Traffic Optimization, Unmanaged, Limited Lifetime Protection (TL-SG116) Black TP-Link 16 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch, Desktop/ Wall-Mount, Fanless, Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports, Traffic Optimization, Unmanaged, Limited Lifetime Protection (TL-SG116) Black View
2 TP-Link 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch | Desktop/ Rackmount | Limited Lifetime Protection | Plug & Play | Shielded Ports | Sturdy Metal | Fanless Quiet | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG1024S) TP-Link 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch | Desktop/ Rackmount | Limited Lifetime Protection | Plug & Play | Shielded Ports | Sturdy Metal | Fanless Quiet | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG1024S) View
3 TP-Link TL-SG108 | 8 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Network Switch, Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless Metal Design | Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Limited Lifetime Protection TP-Link TL-SG108 | 8 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Network Switch, Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless Metal Design | Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Limited Lifetime Protection View
4 TP-Link TL-SG108PE V3 | 8 Port Gigabit PoE Switch | Easy Smart Managed | 4 PoE+ Ports @64W | Plug & Play | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Fanless | QoS, Vlan & IGMP | Limited Lifetime Protection TP-Link TL-SG108PE V3 | 8 Port Gigabit PoE Switch | Easy Smart Managed | 4 PoE+ Ports @64W | Plug & Play | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Fanless | QoS, Vlan & IGMP | Limited Lifetime Protection View
5 NETGEAR 8-Port PoE Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GS108PEv3) - Managed, with 4 x PoE @ 53W, Desktop or Wall Mount, and Limited Lifetime Protection NETGEAR 8-Port PoE Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GS108PEv3) - Managed, with 4 x PoE @ 53W, Desktop or Wall Mount, and Limited Lifetime Protection View
6 Meraki Go by Cisco | 48 Port Network Switch | Cloud Managed | [GS110-48-HW-US] Meraki Go by Cisco | 48 Port Network Switch | Cloud Managed | [GS110-48-HW-US] View
7 TP-Link TL-SG3428 | 24 Port Gigabit Switch, 4 SFP Slots | Omada SDN Integrated | L2+ Smart Managed | IPv6 | Static Routing | L2/L3/L4 QoS, IGMP & LAG | Limited Lifetime Protection TP-Link TL-SG3428 | 24 Port Gigabit Switch, 4 SFP Slots | Omada SDN Integrated | L2+ Smart Managed | IPv6 | Static Routing | L2/L3/L4 QoS, IGMP & LAG | Limited Lifetime Protection View
8 NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter, Plug-and-Play, Silent Operation, Desktop or Wall Mount NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter, Plug-and-Play, Silent Operation, Desktop or Wall Mount View
9 NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GS108Ev3) - Desktop, and ProSAFE Limited Lifetime Protection NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GS108Ev3) - Desktop, and ProSAFE Limited Lifetime Protection View
10 NETGEAR 10-Port Gigabit/10G Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS110MX) - with 8 x 1G, 2 x 10G/Multi-gig, Desktop, Wall or Rackmount, and Limited Lifetime Protection NETGEAR 10-Port Gigabit/10G Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS110MX) - with 8 x 1G, 2 x 10G/Multi-gig, Desktop, Wall or Rackmount, and Limited Lifetime Protection View

Juan Perez

Juan Perez was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps where he managed his unit’s warehouse. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education and spent 4 years teaching elementary and middle school students. He found his passion for computer science when he started after-school clubs focusing and STEM fields and coding. He soon completed a web-development boot camp program where he finished first place for the best web-application. He shifted to teaching adults as a web-development instructor. While studying computer science at Nova Southeastern University where he plans on specializing in artificial Intelligence.

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