Originally Posted by idpnd
Don't they have NMEA
output? My aged raymarine stuff does
Yes, they have NMEA, but on my E120 "Classic" MFD, there's only one and it's the only interface to which you can connect an AIS
unit. And the other catch is that the only interface over which the E120 will forward AIS
info is over their proprietary ethernet interface - HSB2. They don't forward it over the NMEA2000/Seatalkng port.
So, to share AIS data between my PC running OpenCPN
, I'd need an NMEA multiplexer with two high-speed ports
(38.4kb/s), or the better option would be a plug-in which could read all data over the HSB2 ethernet interface.
It's IP, so in theory it's doable. Just join the E120's UDP multicast group, and interpret the data coming in. I hope to have time this fall to start such a project
, but right now I'm up to my ears in other projects...