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Reading : 'Electronic mapping' HS48 Voiles et Voiliers

Since late 2012 I found more of maritime work causing me the overwhelming desire to share, like a few novels described in this topic 'Read'. Today this feeling resumes me, in any other order of idea, the reading of the excellent Hors-Série n ° 48 of Voiles et Voiliers : app " Understand and use the electronic mapping ". (continue…)

Iridium NEXT maintains its calendar

June 2012, I wrote a post on the future constellation of communications satellites Iridium NEXT. Then scheduled for operational in commissioning 2017, a recent interview (*) Denis Allard, Director of the Iridium NEXT at Thales Alenia Space program, confirms this calendar.


NV Chart extends coasts of France from SHOM

In previous entry I presented the SHOM raster charts provided by many publishers on iPad. In recent weeks the German charts Editor NV Verlag offers two new areas ending coverage of the coasts of France Atlantic and English Channel. These charts are usable in iNavX on iPad/iPhone, GPSNavX and MacENC on Mac OS X.


The new TimeZero arrived

You remember the launch of TimeZero in June 2013 and the interest aroused among the many users of MaxSea on PC. I wrote then :

MaxSea is already planning future developments in its application. The next major release will probably see the connection to external instruments WiFi, file transfers (waypoints, routes and tracks files) with other applications, perhaps openness to other charting editors

We waited, hoped, and then Pschiiitt ! More no developments since that date other cosmetic improvements in November 2013 before the Paris boat show. More no contact for me with the developers (I was tester for beta versions). More no news for a year until reported rumors of the last METS of Amsterdam stating that integrating ongoing development (finally) the AIS, and also the WiFi radar DRS4W Furuno. It is now made from the 23 April. (continue…)

Bug iOS 8.3 and Bluetooth GPS

The iTabNav company sent me information regarding all current owners of a GPS Bluetooth-powered for iPad Wi-Fi, as GNS2000 or BadElf.

At the present time Apple iOS 8.3 no longer works with external Bluetooth GPS receivers. It seems that the Apple Location Services in latest version iOS 8.3 doesn't transmit the GPS data received from these GPS receivers GNS2000 to the application for navigation.
Apple Inc.. is aware of this bug iOS and promises a solution as soon as possible. I hope that this problem will be solved in the next few days.
Several manufacturers applications for navigation have warned before update iOS 8.3 as BadElf, see :

Hope for users impacted an iOS version 8.3.1 will come quickly fix this bug. Can be expected because an update must quickly fix another bug much more important for Apple : the troubleshoooting of the Touch ID on many devices.

Weekends onboard training « Navigate with an iPad» 2015

For the third consecutive year the partnership is renewed with ACM-CATAMARAN, sailing school affiliated with the French Sailing Federation. New for 2015 : weekends training will also take place on the Atlantic coast starting from La Rochelle In addition to the traditional start from the ACM HQ Le Gapeau, near Hyères. I teach these weekends of training dedicated to navigation on tablets "navigating with an iPad.". Two days of training on Lagoon or Nautitech catamarans.

Calendar 2015 planned dates are as follows :

  • Hyères : 14-15 March; 21-22 March; 28-29 March; 4-5 April; 25-26 April; 9-10 May; 19-20 September; 26-27 September; 3-4 October; 10-11 October; 17-18 October. On Lagoon 380, 400, or Nautitech Open 40.
  • La Rochelle : 28-29 March; 4-5 April; 11-12 April; 18-19 April; 25-26 April; 30-31 May; 6-7 June,; 12-13 September; 26-27 September; 3-4 October; 10-11 October; 17-18 October. On Nautitech 442. (continue…)

Navigation Mac tutorials #4 -Navigate with iSailor

Navigation Mac's tutorials collection is enriched by a new opus, a multimedia user's guide iSailor (*) in French : charting and settings, options and subscriptions, basic functions, advanced functions, instruments connection. From purchasing and loading charts to TCP/IP connection, a step by step teaching helps you master all the functions of the application.

  • 33 double-pages
  • 74 screenshots
  • 17 video tutorials

Read with the Apple iBooks on iPad and Mac OS X application 10.9 . Pricing : 8,99 € on iBook Store.

WARNING : This guide is intended for users of French-language. It is a complement to English help available on the developer's website. Free preview allows you to see all of the topics summary.

(*) See entries about iSailor

Reset the time Iridium phones

Iridium will reset the system on its satellites time the 3 March 2015. Iridium calls this "re-epoching" after this date, the Iridium mobile (as the Iridium Extreme, 9555, 9505At, 9505 and 9500) display a time incorrect system until users enter a string of numbers in their device, for the two most recent, either reset the date and time for the other older. (continue…)

What iPad for navigation ?

You are more likely to wonder about the choice of an iPad to use navigation. Unfortunately did not have time to respond to every request (retirement is still beyond my horizon), a ticket is required. Almost three years after a similar article (¹), of course now completely obsolete, It was time to redo this issue. (continue…)

Iridium stops the distribution of the AxcessPoint router [Update]

Iridium announced in its distribution network shutdown late February router WiFi AxcessPoint (¹) which allows an iPad or an iPhone to connect to an Iridium phone to access a messaging service.

No need to worry to have for current users : the associated Iridium messaging service will remain active and accessible to all users. Those who would like to buy this device can still find it in stock at iTabNav and other distributors in France, but it can no longer be ordered from the 25 February. (continue…)