Raymarine’s propritary SeaTalk 1 interface was standard on a huge range of instruments, autopilots and chart plotters up until about 2012. Many of these systems are still installed and functioning perfectly but users may want to add additional sensors or interface with other systems or even with iPads and tablets.
Digital Yacht have just introduced a new SeaTalk to NMEA bi-directional gateway which promises to revive older systems. SeaTalk data can be converted to NMEA 0183 and NMEA 0183 sensor data can also be converted to the SeaTalk format allowing standard NMEA transducers and sensors to be integrated with older instruments. It can also connect to Digital Yacht wireless products allowing data to be sent to iPad and tablet apps.
In addition, a USB version is available for users wanting to get data into PCs and MACs – even a Raspberry Pie for keen, techie sailors.
The SeaTalk interface is available now and is priced at £125/€165. Further details at www.digitalyacht.co.uk
Note: SeaTalk is a registered trademark of Raymarine UK Limited and Digital Yacht is not in anyway connected or associated with Raymarine UK Limited or its associated companies.