The machine telegraph EF0557, approved by the Italian Naval Registry (RINA), has the peculiarity of using only 3 conductors for power supply and communication between the various devices.
It has the dimensions of 144 × 144 mm
Up to 5 units can be connected: dashboard, right wing, left wing, machine center and engine room.
The dashboard device transmits “command from dashboard” and “response from machine” information with NMEA protocol for possible sending to a VDR.
Each unit has a normally closed clean contact available for connection to an alarm and / or monitoring system, in order to promptly report any anomaly or a shutdown by the operator (OFF button).