iKommunicate is a NMEA to Signal K gateway and server
NMEA 0183/2000 to Signal K gateway – an easy way to get Signal K on existing and new systems
1 x NMEA 2000 Interface
3 X NMEA 0183 Interface
Signal K connection via RJ45 to suitable router (New iK Connect router also available as an accessory)
NMEA 2000 certified
Built in web server and web interface for easy setup
Built in micro SD slot for expansion and apps
Also provides NMEA data over TCP/UDP ports
What is Signal K?
Next generation interfacing solution for marine data exchange
Intended to be used not only for communication between instruments and sensors on board a single vessel, but also to allow for sharing of data between multiple boats, aids to navigation, marinas and other marine assets
Designed to be easily consumable by web and mobile applications and to connect modern boats to the Internet of Things.
Open source platform that has been rapidly growing over past few years with a core global programming group of talented boat owning developers
Signal K data is transmitted as a JSON string which is native to the internet and internet browsers allowing data to be very easily manipulated and displayed
Data can be sent over multiple mediums from wifi to Ethernet, Bluetooth to regular serial connections.
Why Signal K?
A need for a more sophisticated method of interfacing for marine electronics in todays ever more connected world – allowing a next generation range of applications for boating
A need for open source development to engage the applications development community and allow speedy, easy development of new apps
A need not just for on board interfacing of equipment but also connection to the Internet of Things and for interfacing between multiple marine assets – boats, ships, buoys, ports and more
A need for integration of web, cloud and mobile devices into the boat’s core navigation system
iKommunicate features NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interfaces so can just “T” into the NMEA 2000 back bone
Supplied with a 1m NMEA 2000 drop cable
Multi core NMEA0183 IN/OUT and power cable
Just connect to a router and NMEA/Signal K data will be available to the on board network
Updateable as standards develop using micro SD card or over internet/network