Today vyacht announces availability of full NMEA 2000 suppport for the popular open source and open hardware vyacht router.
As of today vyacht router owners will benefit from the new features introducing the conversion of NMEA 0183 and Seatalk 1 sentences into NMEA 2000/Seatalk NG.
The changes become available with the new firmware version 1.3.30. Most users of existing devices will be able to upgarde to this version to enable the new capabilities.
Previous versions were only listening to the NMEA 2000 traffic. Many NMEA 2000/Seatalk NG sentences (PGNs) were translated into SignalK and NMEA 0183. This obviously continues to work.
In addition the router now also becomes visible to other devices and instruments on the NMEA 2000 bus.
For many users this means that the router now can fully replace NMEA 0183 -> NMEA 2000 bridges and gateways as well as Seatalk 1 to NMEA 2000 / Seatalk NG translators.
Please note: vyacht is commited to openness, sharing and offering value at a low pricepoint. The router's NMEA 2000 capabilities are based on open and publicly available information only. The router is not NMEA 2000 certified and does not aim to be. But it is fully operational in a NMEA 2000 network without disturbing it. Membership in the closed and NMEA vendor group would prevent the openness we aim for.