This is the PCB we developed for our gateway, which we are also offering as just the PCB for both hobbyists and system integrators. It is a robust, reliable, configurable PCB that you can easily drop in to your design, that can be configured either through a web browser interface or through the use of proprietary NMEA sentences.
A quality product at a sensible device, with volume discounts available as well..
We have designed the device for maximum compatibility with client applications, with both TCP and UDP support, and the ability to change IP addresses and port numbers to match your app's needs.
For a simple installation the device can act as a wireless Access Point (AP) that you connect your devices to, or if you have a router on board the device can be a client to the router. When acting as an AP, it also acts as a DHCP Server for easy setup of your phone or tablet.
The device sends and receives NMEA0183 data, the industry standard for many years, and still output by most newer instruments that use NMEA2000. The NMEA port is fully opto-isolated in both directions, and will tolerate inadvertent connections to the boat's power supply.
Standard Wi-Fi security is used to keep your network secure, and the configuration pages are also password protected.
Designed for boats in mind, it will run off a 12V or 24V DC supply, and tolerate voltages from 7 to 32V, as well as reverse polarity protection and an internal self-resetting fuse.
Just point your web browser at the device and you are led through the setup and configuration, or configure through your system using proprietary NMEA sentences.