The YakMux doesn't seem to have WiFi
, which is what you will need for a Tablet.
So what other devices do you have on the boat
you want to connect to together. For a PC with USB ports
, you can use Actisense NMEA 0183
to USB adapters, but you likely also want to interface with a VHF radio
, or an MFD, or whatever else is on the boat
You probably need an NMEA0183 Mux AND an NMEA
to WiFi converter. The YAKMUX is just one of those two. Another option would be a Digital Yacht iKommunicate plus any WiFi router. The iKommunicate will handle the NMEA
MUX functions AND NMEA to Ethernet, then just connect the ethernet port to a WiFi router to get the NMEA data out to WiFi for a tablet.
Anyway, there are a variety of ways to get this done, but you should really think of the whole system.
Also, while I am a Vesper fan in general, I don't particularly like the Watchmate 850. It only has 1 NMEA output. You can get the same functionality from the Icom
MA500 which has multiple NMEA outputs, so you could feed GPS
data and DSC
target data from the MA500 to a DSC VHF radio
over NMEA0183 at 4800 speed. And still output the AIS
data over NMEA0183 at 38400 speed to another device (MFD, PC, etc) without needing a MUX.