Hi. I am using multiple instances of OpenCPN
on one computer to display the GPS
positions of a number of small boats in one place - kind of a basic fleet tracking system I guess.
We have a receiving unit that outputs the GPS
position strings from each of the boats. This has serial
I have tested multiple USB-GPS coming into the computer and OpenCPN
through a standard USB hub and this works fine.
The "standard" approach would be to use a serial
to USB hub such as an Edgeport, but these are very expensive (I would need a 16-way unit!).
Would there be any issue with wiring
the outputs from the receiving unit as USB plugs, and then putting them into the standard USB hub? The GPS units are powered on the boats themselves and all we are transmitting is data.
Also, would there be any baud rate issues that you can forsee?