I don't have hands-on experience with the NX2, but from a quick peruse of the server manual
, the only connection, and path between the NX2 and your PC for NMEA data, is the serial
So, you need something in your PC to 'serve' the NMEA data from the NX2 onto the LAN or wifi
. I had a quick peek at the seaPro site - they mention a network option but I couldn't find out much about it. You should contact seapro for more information
There's likely some commercial software
to do that serving, but there's also an open-source NMEA server
... which is a bit harder than plug
and play, but not too hard. And software
does not like sharing serial ports
with other software, which means some form of hardware
or software serial splitter, if you want to stil use seapro AND serve that same NMEA data elsewhere. (It might be as simple as feeding the serial from the NX2 into two serial ports
, since you're just going to be reading NMEA data over it, i believe)
Another idea - split the NX2 serial out into the PC for seaPro, and into a small single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi running the aforementioned NMEA server, with a USB-wifi dongle... and then you wouldn't need the iNavConnect ...
Hope there's something useful here.
(Yes... I'm at work
, and I'm bored