Originally Posted by night0wl
Why use OpenCPN as a TCP server? Believe it cant handle more than one connection.
I used a Raspberry Pi+ KPLEX software to make a NMEA wifi multiplexor. Now, any tablet or laptop w/wifi can get my instrument data.
Because OCPN acts as a multiplexer.
Because OCPN has a fine GUI to this multiplexer.
Because at the nav table there may be a tablet or PC running the OCPN already.
As you said, serial
data multiplexer functionality can be replicated using a Raspberry board; (or else using: an ADSL mod/router, a wifi router, an android phone
or tablet, a dedicated nmea router, etc.)