Version 1.0.0 of Signal K is Released

Signal K is an open marine data standard for creating hardware and software.

Signal K version 1.0.0
Signal K is a data standard that provides a a platform for building hardware and software in an open-source, web-friendly, extendable way for boats.Signal K

Version 1.0.0 of Signal K has been released. It's a data standard that gives developers a platform for building hardware and software in an open-source, web-friendly, extendable way for boats.

According to its creators, Signal K converts, combines and expands the NMEA protocols on most boat navigation systems, making the older formats compatible with the latest mobile devices and Internet-based communications technologies.

To get to the launch of version 1.0.0, the team had more than 350 participants, including various companies worldwide.

Signal K version 1.0.0
Signal K converts, combines and expands the NMEA protocols on most boat navigation systems.Signal K

What does this mean for your boat? The developers say that Signal K lets boaters buy a gateway, plug in a Wi-Fi router and start using Signal K data, apps and services.