Originally Posted by simonpickard
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like it might be possible then? Would be amazing if so.
Absolutely it should be possible. The marketing
blurb mentions inavx
and iregatta as clients. An example of setting up inavx
as a client is to be found in the manual addendum associated with their NSS software
Looks distinctly like there's no use of the service
discovery gofree stuff: this is just using the NSS as a basic server for NMEA-0183 over TCP and opencpn can connect to that already (see the data connections part of the opencpn manual).
After trawling the simrad
and B&G web sites I'm still not clear on how you can guarantee that your MFD will not change IP address. The docs say the devices use a dhcp server and fall back to zeroconf. There's no mention of being able to assign a fixed IP address that I could find in the manual. The simrad wifi
module has an integrated dhcp server. I may have missed it but there seems to be no way to tell it to associate a particular IP address with a particular hardware
address. Obviously none of that matters if you're doing the full gofree thing listening for service
location updates, but for ocpn, inavx etc. it might be a PiTA having to check settings when reconnecting. Of course I could be completely wrong and just overlooked the way to do this: Anyone actually got this stuff set up?