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Nexus Marine FDX SW


Download FDX NX2 Race SW Version 2.0 (zip) and the new GND10 Driver

Note for Windows 7 Users

FDX Prerecorded test run Data .Zip

FDX NX2 Race Software Manual. PDF

FDX kit installation manual. PDF

Polars & TBS

RS232-USB converter issues

FTDI-CDM RS232/USB converter Drivers V 2.xx.x.x for windows

The NX2 Nexus Race SW will not work with a NMEA protocol.

What is FDX

The Fast Data eXchange, is the protocol that allows the Windows OS PC/Laptop to become a fully integrated NX2 instrument when connected to the NX2 FDX Server via the DB9 port, or to the Garmin GND10 converter via the USB port.
The NX2 Sail performance software is free for download, bring your PC onboard & use all capabilities that the Garmin/NX2 systems can offer!

The Nexus Race SW enables you to monitor all data in analogue or digital format, create waypoints and routes, logging all data, remotely control all Nexus NX2/NXR digital & analog displays, and calibrate the Nexus sensors with full Nexus/NX2 system setup.

The Nexus Race SW does not control or calibrates any of the Garmin Displays and Sensors


Calibration window, Settings window, Options window, Com. port window


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Connect your PC direct to the NX2 FDX Server PC port that normally is operating in NMEA0183 mode, when the Nexus Race SW is started, the Server will automatically switch over to FDX mode to be fully integrated with the NX2 system.

Sample Display on a PC Screen


The same time the Nexus Race SW is running with a GPS unit connected to the NX2 system all Navigational Information not only may viewed with the Sail performance but they may be send to an additional Charting Program via the Virtual Com port (NMEA) internal out-put.

Note: Navigation from a PC NMEA SW is only possible for Servers of version 5.3 or later

The virtual port will only run on Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7.


The Nexus Race SW implements boat  Polars via the *.nxp file, after installing the software go to the Nexus Race folder, C:\Program files\Nexus Race\Data\polar folder on your PC, open the *.nxp file and using the matrix insert your polar tables, then you may display your TBS at any Multi Display using the FDX Nexus Race SW.


If you have your Polars in Paper we may convert them to the *.nxp Polar file for you,

CME Price $ 250.00 (call for details)


Windows 7 users, an email I received from a Nexus NX2 FDX user that may help you for implementing the FDX SW:

The nexus Race Software was not installable on Windows 7 until I set the Compatibility Mode on the compatibility tab to Windows XP SP3. The installer originally complained about the operating system and refused the installation. After the settings on the compatibility tab (Right mouse on the installer->Properties) it works fine.

 I’m writing you this, because you might want to put this information on your page.

 Kind Regards

 Jürg Thöny, GL Engineering

Thank you Mr. Thöny


Caution for Windows 7 users, when installing the NX2 race software it mast be in to the Program files x86 folder


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