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Venus OS v2.17 & v2.18 – just released!

The new version of Venus OS – the software which controls the Color Control GX, Venus GX, and Octo GX – has just been released. It includes some great new features, and also various bug fixes.

v2.18 was released one day after v2.17; and contains one more fix; relating to ModbusTCP alarm registers 34, 35 and 36; see below.

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Signal K: Embracing connectivity with Victron Energy

As a mariner you’ll know communication is key to a safe, well run vessel. Communication though can be difficult at sea, particularly when it comes to the marine electronics version with its multiple, different data standards.

International Code of Signals (ICS), K for Kilo: ‘I wish to communicate with you’.

What if there was the electronic equivalent of the K for Kilo code flag whose premise is that of the ICS – an international system of signals and codes for use by vessels to communicate important messages, regardless of the native language?

There is such a beast – and not unsurprisingly it’s called Signal K.

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