How it All Began

Signal K began in GitHub issue, as a solution for 5 developers to make their projects interoperable. Frustrated at the closed protocols, expensive hardware and internet “unfriendliness” of marine data, they decided to develop a new “Open Data Standard” that would compliment and expand the existing marine data protocols.

By utilising modern web technologies and protocols, running on low cost but powerful hardware platforms and encouraging an open and collaborative community of developers all working to a common goal, they have managed to create a really powerful and expandable data format, that keeps changing the marine electronics ecosystem in a more open direction.

The Team

There is no legal entity for Signal K. All code & artifacts are Open Source, mostly Apache 2 licensed.