From The Marine Installer's Rant - PC purgatory. Increased complexity equals reduced reliability.
A display splitter, an Actisense NMEA multiplexer, and a dozen other assorted black boxes are there also. So what could go wrong here? Don't worry, I'm gonna tell you.Great post, a perfect mix of theory and practice. Just go read it, if you don't like it I'll give you your money back.