I have several independant systems ie open cpn
for nav, auto pilot, and radar
, and I am trying to make these systems talk to each other, at least on a basic level. Here is my question: Can I have more than one USB input feeding into Open cpn
At the moment, I have my GPS
feed via a USB/Serial adapter, and that works fine. However, I'd like to add AIS
, and also the heading info from the Airmar heading sensor that guides my autopilot
, and this is on a NMEA 2000
backbone. There are multiple options for AIS
units that use USB to connect to the computer, and I believe that most will multiplex the gps
data they need and pass it on to the computer, so I could combine my gps and AIS data into one usb connection. I can get a NMEA 2000
to USB adapter that would allow me to get the Airmar heading info into the computer.
At this point, I would have two USB connections sending data to the computer -- can open cpn have more than one connection of this type?
Sorry to be so long winded!
Thanks in advance for all replies!