ShipModul Mini-Plex 42USB
I am in the middle of an electronics upgrade on Siesta, where I am now adding AIS. I have gone with the Vesper XB-8000 transponder and will be installing a tablet computer running OpenCPN via WiFi. This will be in parallel to my Simrad NX-40 which once finished will primarlily be just used as a sounder/fishfinder.
I am looking at the ShipModul Mini-Plex 42USB to multiplex all of the NMEA 0183 signals and then feed the VHF radio(s) and Auto Pilot from that.
The simrad will also act as a backup to OpenCPN for sending data to the autopilot, should there be any problem with the tablet, hence the need to multiplex that data.
Does anyone have any experience with the ShipModul device that I am looking at? Any feed back would be welcome.
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