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A light-weight and energy-efficient NMEA message broker

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Maritime Labs Kahn


A light-weight and energy-efficient NMEA message broker.


  • Read NMEA sentences from serial devices

  • Submit NMEA sentences via UDP broadcast


pip install --upgrade kahn

To install the latest development version from the repository, invoke:

pip install --upgrade git+


# Read data from serial device and display on the terminal.
kahn forward --source=serial:///dev/ttyUSB0 --target=file:///dev/stdout

# Read data from serial device and forward to UDP broadcast.
kahn forward --source=serial:///dev/ttyUSB0 --target=udp+broadcast+nmea0183://

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Any kind of contribution, feedback or patches are very much welcome! Just create an issue or submit a patch if you think we should include a new feature, or to report or fix a bug.


In order to setup a development environment on your workstation, please head over to the development sandbox documentation. When you see the software tests succeed, you should be ready to start hacking.



The project is licensed under the terms of the GNU AGPL license.

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