Originally Posted by skipmac
"Y'all"? Nick I thought you were Dutch. Are you from Heerlen or somewhere else in south Holland
Ha ha... I spend too much time around Texans and other southern scumbags ;-))
No, I'm from Rotterdam.
Bluetooth: the NMEA multiplexers from Shipmodul (another fine Dutch product ;-) can send NMEA over bluetooth.
I was under the impression that Bluetooth is standarized and that every bluetooth stack supports serial
. My Shipmodul mux uses that BT serial
port service to send the NMEA output.
I did not mean using a bluetooth GPS like used in a car.
WiFi is even better. I see four ways to send NMEA data over WiFi:
1. A computer that received NMEA over serial and relaying it to Ethernet (like with GPSgate)
2. A Furuno
3D plotter doing the same (Furuno uses Ethernet)
3. A Garmin
plotter doing the same (Garmin also jumped on the Ethernet wagon)
4. A serial RS-422 to Ethernet converter. A little hard to find but generally available (Google it).
In addition to the kit used in 1-4 above, you need a standard wifi router/bridge. I am going to test that setup with Furuno