Following my previous entries (¹) concerning this satellite communication device, I stayed wary on the interest of this product despite its indisputably innovative character, indisputable ergonomics, and an excellent quality/price ratio. Defects in youth who have taken a long time to be resolved, and especially a substantially lower data transfer rate (²) other brand devices (Iridium 9555 and 9575) had overshadowed for me the positive aspects, mainly concerning requests for GRIB weather files.
Fortunately, a test of several weeks in October and November during an Atlantic conveyor, and a new commercial offer [see Update], were right my reticence.
Important information for users or GPSNavX MacENC on Mac OS X.
If you made the update of your operating system to OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" (¹) you may encounter difficulties, or impossibility, to recognize the devices connected to your USB ports, such GPS, AIS and Multiplexers. Actually, two actions are imperative to do. Follow the guide… (continue…)
You will soon hear about Signal K, un standard de communication de données marines, developed in open source, which aims to replace the standard NMEA (0183 and 2000) technically overwhelmed by the exponential development of connected objects. Designers intend to make an open and free protocol developers and industrial customers, for s & rsquo; free of the constraints of NMEA standards : cost of licenses, flow limits, limit the number and types of & rsquo; camera, failure to adapt to complex environments, wireless communications, therefore incompatible with the & rsquo; Internet of Things and & rsquo; tout court internet.
Since the beginning of the navigation season, many boaters have found an increasing number of errors on Navionics charts, as a result of recent updates, all media. A bit everywhere in Europe, Germany, Baltic countries, French coasts of the Channel and until Spain, appeared non-existent channels and erroneous soundings, missing soundings, missing information, contradictory bathymetric information depending on the zoom levels, and so on. The most important is that these findings are made by assiduous users of long-standing Navionics cartography, experienced navigators.
[Corrective update 26 August 2015]
[SHIFT-2 amendment October 2015] See end of entry. (continue…)