iNavX 4.0.0 greatly improves the display of raster charts : continuous seamless tiled charts (¹) and access to a new Navionics Gold chart : 50XG covering almost the entire Pacific Ocean. (continue…)
I relayed a recent article here on the blog Digital Yacht which provides an excellent discussion of the choice of antenna for an AIS transponder install. You will find below a translation freely adapted by me.
One of the most frequent questions asked by boaters who want to buy an AIS Class B Transponder : which antenna VHF use ? (continue…)
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 two years to the day after a similar item (¹), course now obsolete, I will try to make a point on this issue. (continue…)
Inmarsat will deliver its new mobile satellite phone on March 24 next. IsatPhone 2 target the high end market of satellite telephony. Described as "a fine device combined with a feeling of high quality", it has additional options and more features than the previous model IsatPhone Pro (²), such as GPS tracking, assistance button, or incoming calls notification with antenna stowed. (continue…)
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…)
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…)
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 !