France-headquartered marine instrument company LCJ Capteurs recently launched a collection of new products at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. The products increase the functionality or connection potential of a number of commonly encountered barometric and wind measurement devices both of the company’s own manufacture and others’.

LCJ Capteurs' stand at METS

LCJ Capteurs' stand at METS

BaroPlug is described as a plug and play barometer for NMEA2000 instruments systems. The BaroPlug ‘Dual’, NMEA2000 Barometer now includes a micro plug and a LED indicator. Plug it to the NMEA backbone, and read immediately the atmospheric pressure on any compatible display. BaroPlug weighs 35 grammes and measures 8 cm long with less than 2 cm diameter.

WindyPlug is a BaroPlug with an interface to connect any of LCJ Capteurs’ Ultrasonic Wind Sensors to a NMEA2000 system. It features a micro C male plug to connect directly to the NMEA 2000 bus. This is another Plug and Play device: Just install the sensor onto a NMEA system's backbone to read atmospheric pressure, wind speed, wind angle, wind temperature.

LCJ Capteurs also launched BARO3; a new NMEA 0183 barometer interface for ultrasonic wind sensors and SONIC-ANEMO-DVC; an Ultrasonic Wind Sensor which is compatible with Davis wind instruments, which are commonly used in harbourmasters’ offices and sailing clubs.

By Jake Frith