Since 14 February iSailor came up with a new interface. Little change for charting, but a completely redesigned user interface and enhanced with new features. More, the position can be obtained in different ways : either device location services (Built-in GPS with your iPad / iPhone), either GPS of AIS transponder if you are provided. Soon be added the board GPS via WiFi. (continue…)
The Taiwanese company Alltek Marine Electronics Corp, also known by the acronym AMEC, spreads specialized for 2006 in the design and manufacturing equipment AIS. In his presentation, AMEC announces that was founded with the aim to provide the best marine electronics for navigation, communication and security. In pursuing this goal, AMEC is committed to provide AIS solutions to meet customer expectations for the quality, the performances, values and services. Its solutions address to commercial vessels, fishing vessels until pleasure boats. (continue…)
How make the new with the old ? Navionics knows ! After publishing geographic areas including a navigation application, now here is an application, but without charting. Italian are too much !
Navionics Boating complements, since January 2014, the collection of applications Marine (iPhone) until Marine HD (iPad). Also available as standard version for iPhone and HD for iPad, Navionics Boating has the same version number 6.0 than others. Navionics point, on dedicated page its website, that Navionics "Boating" does not replace Navionics "Marine" which will continue to be updated. However, it is permissible to ask for how long, because this new application provides a very bad surprise. (continue…)
We read in the news
Global satellite company aims at the consumer market with Iridium GO! : pack it for camping or world travel (¹).
In all public places where you can connect wirelessly to the Internet today, Wi-Fi is not yet ubiquitous. And if you are a boater, backpacker, pilot, camper or someone who spends a lot of time in nature, the chance to connect to cyberspace in some remote locations is almost impossible. It is not just data. Try making a cellular phone call in such places !
Early this year 2014 is decidedly fertile in new navigation applications. After NavPlay until Navionics Boating, this is NavLink UK edited by Digital Yacht. We know well that British company, located in Bristol, for these many WiFi devices connecting instruments, AIS transceivers, etc., regularly mentioned on this blog. But provide a comprehensive navigation application is a real surprise.
Technical Booklet Navigating with a digital tablet, published in the special edition of Voiles et Voiliers, is now available on Apple iTunes iBookStore.
"Revolution in the navigation. easy, fast, touch, autonomous, digital tablets are not lacking quality ! With them, navigation chart table made its entry into the digital world. Their world beyond the simple charting to get the weather, routing, tides…
This technical booklet by Voiles et Voiliers draws a panorama of applications available, examines the different marine uses of tablets and describes the conditions for their optimal use. "
To be read on iPad/iPhone or Mac (OS X 10.9) with the Apple Application iBooks.