Digital Yacht® - iKommunicate NMEA0183/2000 to Signal K Signal Converter

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iKommunicate NMEA0183/2000 to Signal K Signal Converter by Digital Yacht®. iKommunicate is a powerful and intelligent gateway device that converts NMEA data from traditional boat navigation systems in to a number of modern network and internet formats, allowing your data to be wirelessly transmitted around the boat for display on popular navigation software and apps. iKommunicate is compatible with many applications including; Nobeltec, Rosepoint, iNavX, OpenCPN, MacENC, iSailor, Navionics, in fact any app that supports a TCP or UDP network connection. Simply connect iKommunicate to your NMEA2000 backbone or wire up to one of its three NMEA0183 inputs and this data will be converted and made available on its Ethernet port for distribution over your boat's wired or wireless network.


Processor: ARM Cortex M4
Clock Speed: 120MHz
SRAM: 128Kb Internal + 1Mb External
SD Card: 8Gb Micro SD Card (internal)
Flash ROM: 1Mb Internal
NMEA0183 Ports: 3 Isolated Inputs + 2 Differential Outputs
NMEA2000 Interface: 1
NMEA2000 LEN: 1
Networking: 1 Ethernet (10/100Mb)
Protocols: HTTP, WS, TCP, UDP and Telnet
Integral Cables: 1 x 0.75m Power/Data Cable and 1 x 0.75mm NMEA2000 Cable (Micro Male)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): 135 x 120 x 48mm
Weight: 0.5 Kg
Voltage: 10V to 30VDC
Power Consumption: 80mA @ 12VDC
Declaration of Conformity: CE Marked


  • iKommunicate Unit with integral cables
  • User Manual
  • 1m Network Cable


  • The World's first NMEA to Signal K Gateway
  • 12/24V DC Powered
  • NMEA2000 Certified Gateway with Integral NMEA2000 drop cable
  • Three Opto Isolated NMEA0183 Inputs and two Differential NMEA0183 Outputs
  • Supports Signal K Version 1 Http REST API and Delta Messages via Web sockets
  • Comes pre-installed with two Signal K Web Apps iKompass and Instrument Panel
  • Internal 8GB micro SD Card for hosting Web Pages and Apps
  • Also provides wireless NMEA over TCP and UDP protocols
  • Network Discovery via Bonjour (mDNS) and Windows SDDP
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet (10/100Mb) network connection
  • Easy setup with built-in Web Interface
  • Easy to install black box solution

iKommunicate is also The first NMEA to Signal K gateway, allowing you to be part of the “Internet of Things”. By taking data from the NMEA “closed” industry networks found on most boats and converting it to an “open” HTML5 based internet ready data format, a whole new world of social and connected boating will now be possible. Mobile and web developers will be able to create a new generation of Apps and Cloud based solutions that will provide boat owners with the same experience on the water, as they get on land, making boating more exciting, safer and accessible. At the heart of this technical revolution is the newly developed, open source Signal K project. This fast growing "next generation navigation" and data sharing platform enables the connected boat - welcome to the internet of things afloat!

Traditionally marine electronic systems talked to each other via the industry standard NMEA0183 and newer NMEA2000 networks. There interfaces are very reliable, well proven and fit for purpose, but they are between 15 and 30 years old now, developed in a time before the internet, smart phones and tablets. There are quite a lot of traditional PC navigation programs that will read NMEA data via USB adaptor cables but the costs for developers to become NMEA members, buy the specifications and have their software certified has severely restricted the number of marine applications that have used NMEA data.

With the release of Signal K, a new open data format for boats, all of this is about to change and it will suddenly become very easy for developers to read and use the NMEA data. iKommunicate is driving this change, as The first NMEA to Signal K gateway product that will connect to the NMEA networks and convert all of the data in to the new Signal K format.

Featuring three opto-isolated NMEA0183 Inputs, two differential NMEA0183 Outputs and an NMEA2000 Network interface, iKommunicate can handle whatever NMEA data is thrown at it. Its 120MHz Atmel processor, efficiently converts the NMEA data in to Signal K JSON data, the standard for the latest generation of HTML5 websites and apps, which is then output via HTTP or multiple high speed Web Sockets.

iKommunicate’s Ethernet (RJ45) connection, allows it to be connected to the boats wired/wireless network so that any mobile device connected to the network can display the Signal K data in its browser or compatible app. Pre-installed in iKommunicate are a couple of web apps (including the popular Instrument Panel) so that you can immediately start displaying NMEA data from your network and it features an 8GB micro SD card that can host any new Signal K web apps as they become available.

Digital Yacht® is all about next generation navigation, communication and entertainment systems for your boat. Boating should be fun, safe and easy and its products integrate into existing and new boat networks to bring a powerful dimension to your on-board electronics. The company firmly believes that consumer devices such as iPhones and tablets, PCs and MACs have a place on board and can help make legacy systems compete with the latest in dedicated marine electronic products. Digital Yacht makes internet access whilst afloat easy and affordable as well as bringing all your navigation data to your favorite consumer devices - not just for you but for crew and guests too.


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Digital Yacht® - iKommunicate NMEA0183/2000 to Signal K Signal Converter
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Well, it’s not a bad purchase. Well-designed and easy to use. However, I thought it would be more functional. This one doesn’t support all NMEA 2000 PGNs, which is quite a drawback for me. Overall, though, I would recommend it if you aren’t data geek.
Posted by Stephen (Allenton, MI) / April 30, 2019
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