Thanks breezetrees. Responses like yours remind me just how little I know :) I'm hoping i can do a little basic wiring and manage a simple terminal program, while you are knocking something like your setup together.
I never was good with languages . . . . . . . . or is that were good?
FWIW, I just ordered the Shipmodul from Great Lakes Marine Specialties (http://www.navstore.com/). I ordered this rather than the iMux because I did not get an emailed response from iMux after four days and got a quick email back from Shipmodul and found Great Lakes helpful and knowledgeable...
Slight hijack but relevant I think.
I have three instruments I want to link-
1. A Lowrance HDS-8 plotter with broadband radar.
2. A Tacktick suite of instruments including wind functions, boat functions and compass
3. A Standard Horizon VHF that receives AIS information.
I have a...