Galvanic isolation protects your board computer and your instruments.
Galvanic isolation is especially interresting if your have different power sources for the board computer and the instruments. I.e. the board computer can be connected to shore power, if you have different batteries for computer and instrumentation. It also protects your computer and your instruments in case the SeaTalk Nmea Link should accidently be connected with reversed polarity.
Alltogether - It simply makes the whole system more more reliable and safer.
This tiny SeaTalk NMEA Link has :
SeaTalk data will be translated to standard NMEA sentences, that can be used by any normal software on the pc. ( SeaClear, Fugawi, Offshore Navigator and all the others. )
NEW - now with autopilot track function
New Function. We have added functions to control an autopilot.
More information in our forum ( click here )
The bridge comes with a printed manual, all source codes of the bridge software, compilers for the Atmel processor used on the bridge, and bootloader software.
You can look at the software and change it to whatever you want.
( Programming knowledge in C for embedded proccessors is required )