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KAntrak Embedded Display

The KAntrak 2700 and 2710 are series of intelligent, multi-function displays from Kongsberg Automotive. These ideal man-machine interfaces monitor numerous CAN-based messages and display the current status of user-defined parameters. With their J1939 or custom CAN capability, KAntraks offer easy integration into a CAN-based control system of MotoHawk or third-party electronics for virtually any type of on-road or off-road vehicle. They can also be combined with many other Kongsberg Automotive or MotoTron electronic products.

KAntrak displays are easily configured by New Eagle and via a Software Development Kit (SDK) - This allows for full programming of the display using the C language. A wide range of mounting kits, wiring harnesses and other accessories are also available. These displays are End of Life and are not recommended for new programs.

Features include:
  • RS232, J1708/J1587 and CAN bus datalink compatible
  • Front and rear mountable (fitting kits required)
  • CE approved design
  • Optional CSA certified version - Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D

View all New Eagle Displays here.

KAntrak Hardware Comments

Audible Alarm Output

The 4 kHz audible alarm is a single-tone volume device. In a noisy machine environment, the 2710 model has an open collector output. It can be used to drive a relay for an external horn, lights, etc.

Difference Between KAntrak 2700 and KAntrak 2710

KAntrak 2700 and KAntrak 2710 differ in temperature rating and aux output. The KAntrak 2710 has an internal heater for operation in lower temperatures and is the only version with an output (low-side) to pull a relay, light or alarm.

KAntrak displays in a cold box at -38˚C
KAntrak 2600 damage after cold box testing

How to Create a Program for the KAntrak

There are three ways to get custom KAntrak programming.

Software Development Tool Kit

The source code is available along with a starting point demo for application development. This package includes GEM Lite, which incorporates many of the advanced functions of GEM, including selection of up to eight languages, quad-screens, contrast and back lighting control, unit conversion, pop-up windows, and configuration menus. It also includes functions to read and display most J1939 data and a graphical library of symbols, gauges and text.

The SDK uses a Keil compiler, uVision2 V2.37.

New Eagle does not sell the Keil compiler, but you can find more information here.

KAntrak Configurable Display Module (KCDM)

The KCDM (KAntrak Configurable Display Module) allows the user to quickly display 29-bit or 11-bit data from the CAN bus on a KAntrak 2700/2710 without the need for programming in software languages such as C or C++. Utilizing the Windows-based PC Configuration tool, a non-software programmer can easily and quickly produce multiple screens of various styles of gauges without having to write even one line of code.

Features include:
  • Display up to 40 gauges
  • User-settable Internal Alarms per Parameter
  • External DM1 alarms
  • Choice of languages
  • Selectable Baud rate
  • CAN bus 29-bit or 11-bit mode
  • Customizable PGN request
  • Customizable buttons and start up logo/screen
(Software Tool Supplied on CD ROM). Compatible on Windows XP only (Sept 2010). Not compatible with Windows 7.

The KCDM requires C6 version of the BIN to be programmed. The MSI is an install file and isn't strictly necessary. Make a KCDM folder on your c: root. Copy all the files there.

KCDM Versions

There is only one version of KCDM, which programs both the 26xx and 27xx lines. If you own an older KCDM for use with the 26xx displays, you are able to program the 27xx displays as well.

More Information

Click here for more details.

Applications of the CANtrak/KAntrak

Generic Engine Monitor (GEM) Application for KAntrak

For existing J1939 systems, New Eagle can provide displays that have a generic, J1939-compatible program that should work off-the-shelf. This application shows common parameters (RPM, oil pressure, etc.) as well as DM1 faults. You can get an idea of the capability of this application by reading the GEM Manual or GEM KAntrak Datasheet. If you have already purchased a KAntrak, you may request the GEM Binary.

J1587 to J1939 Converter

The KAntrak (26xx/27xx) hardware has both serial and CAN communication channels. One common application is as a converter from J1587 to/from J1939 or other CAN protocol to integrate older (pre-CAN) products with newer controls and communications.

We will need a list of messages to convert and protocols (J1939, NMEA2000, GMLAN, ...) to quote this converter. You also get a configurable display as a bonus.

System Monitor

This multi-purpose display can act as a system monitor, as well as interact with the actuators through the controller or change parameters or calibrations within the controller with the press of a button.


  • KANtrak 2700/CANtrak 7200
3D CAD Drawing
KAntrak GEM Manual
  • KANtrak 2710
KAntrak GEM Manual
  • KANtrak 2710 CSA