For years,I have successfully used my SR162 AIS
receiver and a standard
to USB converter. (see attached) with OpenCPN
running on my PC.
Times are changing,more and more people are using Android devices and one or two nav. progs. which are accepting .bsb charts
OruxMaps Sea is able to read and display AIS
targets through several connections, IP,Bluetooth,WiFi and now direct from the setup shown above in para. 1.
My problem is: None of my Galaxy 10.1 tablet or Galaxy SII phone
will recognise the USB port. Using various testing apps does not find any devices. The designer
of OruzMaps Sea is using a different Serial/USB converter,and is able to receive the NMEA
AIS data stream and display the targets. Are the various serial/USB converters using different drivers? I thought there was a standard used by all?
Both my Galaxy devices work perfectly using the USB port with a pendrive
containing my charts
,music and videos.
I would very much like to use the Serial/USB method to read the NMEA/AIS data into my OruxMaps Sea and others on my Android devices,as it would be a totally independent way to collect data through my VHF antenna
,all powered by my 12v system on board.
I have no expertise in Android and would appreciate any suggestions.