Good news for owners of a former Iridium 9505A (2002-2008). Since its launch, Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi router for satellite messaging from an iPhone, iPad or Android device, was exclusively used with the last two models of : the 9555 and 9575 (¹).
Now, users 9505A Iridium satellite phones can connect with Iridium AxcessPoint and thus use the Iridium services with the application (for free) AxcessPoint Mail & Web. These services include the creation of a free email account. (continue…)
Good news, company ShipModul finally realized the Mac OS X version of MPX-Config configuration utility for the multiplexer Miniplex-2Wi (¹). It is now available inDownloads section of their website. Finally, this utility highly anticipated by Navigation Mac allows the multiplexer settings without using Windows.
MPX-Config V.3.63 is compatible with OS 10.6.8 and higher. It manages the firmware (from) 3.2x of Miniplex-2Wi. you need to connect your Miniplex to the Mac (as Windows PC) with the USB cable, and have previously downloaded the necessary files from ShipModul website, as said the latest firmware version compatible with the utility and the latest version of the module WiFi .
In this age of globalization, Navigation Mac is a duty to make its contribution to French balance of payments.. While many navigation applications are designed beyond our borders, we can still take pride in having, in France, of high profile companies like Max Sea, Scannav, and more recently App4Nav.
App4Nav, French is it ? Hey yes ! It is the young company formed by Olivier Bouyssou to manage the development of Weather4D, the most successful applications of marine weather with iOS, and now Android. So we had a tutorial up to the international ambitions of these developments. This is done. The collection of tutorials Mac Navigation is enhanced with a new album : «Weather forecast and routing with Weather4D/4D PRO», submitted today to the Apple iBook Store.
He joined, in english translation, the first iBook « Get weather forecast with satphone at sea » published there nearly a year, who will become a useful addition. It should be available within a few days.
Following, I proceeded to update the French version, and that of the tutorial on iNavX.
In its newsletter from 22 October 2013, theOffice of Coast Survey, Department of NOAA (*) responsible for the production of nautical charts of the U.S.A., announces the end of the printing paper charts. This announcement was a bombshell in American marine and the press has made in largely echo. (continue…)
A few days before going on a long trip from Toulon to Noumea, My friend Christophe Mahé introduced me to this application that I had gone unnoticed. I sincerely thank him ! As it is never too late to do, some exchanges with the developer helped me install this application on my iPad with all its options. SEAiq was posted on the AppStore in April 2012. Its developer, Mark Hayden, is a Californian computer engineer living a good part of his time with his family or alone around the world aboard his Super Maramu, happy man.
SEAiq Open (¹) is the only application on iPad / iPhone for using vector charts ENC IHO official standards S-52, S-57 and S-63. With information database included in these charts, and update systems , SEAiq transforms the iPad into a true ECDIS (²) professionnal. (continue…)
Yes, you read well : Navigation Mac talks about Android !
The issue of maritime navigation applications on Android begins to ask. At least I'm starting to get interested. First for a reason : the standard version of Weather4D will be available in a few weeks on Android, compatible with many devices (tablets and smartphones) and several versions of the operating system. It will be a good start. (continue…)
You know all the good things about this excellent application. Unfortunately, many users did not understand the download «Free» had the sole purpose of enabling to test the application before subscribing to data. This misunderstanding has caused discontent and the developer has considered.
Since the last update access to all tide stations is free for the current day : (continue…)
The latest version of iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch has caused a lot of updates to compatibility. This time, with iOS7, developers have had hard work to put their interfaces in accordance. For our purposes, the latest versions optimized for iOS7 to date are :
I've already written the greatest good that I think about waterproof cases iPad Case by Andres Industrie (¹). It remains for me the top of the protection in all weather conditions, at sea and ashore. Bulky and quite expensive, certainly, but added to the cost of an iPad will always remain 3 to 5 times cheaper than a chartplotter for navigation, therefore useless for anything else. iPad, itself, continue to serve you home, and prepare future trips.
I can not resist the urge to spread this video by Dominique Gauthier during our trip to the Balearic this summer. For iPadNav not only sell accessories, he tests it ! Used as test our many tablets taken on board for three weeks cruise, No worry !
Fort of 1 million applications for mobile devices sold, announced end of April 2013, Navionics continues to introduce new and more attractive options. However, the term "attractive" might sometimes rhyme with "disenchanted".
The last option in-app available from 15 th 2013 is called Navionics . This is the fourth paying option that adds to its applicarions Navionics Navionics Marine iPhone and iPad. What is it ?