The Miniplex-3wi-N2K is a NMEA multiplexer with Wifi capability : it can aggregate information provided by board instruments (like GPS, magnetic compass, depth sounder, windmeter, speed on water) or AIS (surrounding marine traffic) to send them to the iPad through WiFi. The data can be used in several marine applications like Weather 4D Routing & Navigation, iNavX, iSailor, etc.
It works with both NMEA 0183 and NMEA2000 instrumentation* ( and also SeaTalk / SeaTalk NG).
It includes four configurable input ports for NMEA 0183 (4800 up to 57600 baud). Port No. 1 can be set to Raymarine's SeaTalk. In addition, it includes a standard NMEA2000 input/output connector (Micro-C).
On outputs side, the multiplexed signal is available simultaneously over :
- - WiFi (for connection to the iPad)
- - USB (for connection to PC / Mac)
- - NMEA2000 connector
- - two NMEA Outputs 1 & 2 outputs (for connection to an autopilot, a plotter, VHF DSC ...)
The Miniplex-3wi N2K is bidirectional, ie it sends information to the iPad, but can also receive commands, typically to support the autopilot directly from the iPad as in this diagram: