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Do the ION Meters support the NMEA protocol for GPS synchronization?

Issue
Do the ION Meters support the NMEA protocol for GPS synchronization?

Product Line
ION 7550 
ION 7650 
ION 8600
ION 8650

Environment
ION meter time synchronization

Cause
ION meters do not support interfacing with marine electronics devices

Resolution
The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) issues standards for interfacing marine electronics devices, such as GPS receivers.
Unfortunately, ION meters do not support this protocol. The only GPS protocols available on the ION Meters (7550, 7650, 8600, 8650) are:
- GPS Arbiter
- GPS Truetime/Datum
- GPS Arbiter-Vorne

The ION86XX series also support IRIG-B, which is another protocol for time synchronization.
 

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