And yes, this is the world upside down ! At the beginning of iPad use in a boat, the tablet was used to capture the screen of a PC fixed to a chart table for display applications such as MaxSea in the cockpit. The solution was - and still is - widely used. But since I'm working with some colleagues to show that the iPad is able to provide a navigation solution perfectly [...]
Request more frequent from boat owners is for the installation of a WiFi reception onboard. The proliferation of computers, tablets and smartphones on boats incentive to maintain a connection with the Internet, even navigation. Exchanging emails, monitor social networks, receive weather files, and many other reasons lead to an uncontrollable addiction. C’est la vie !
I have already mentioned on my website, to [...]
Digital Yacht society continues to offer new products for pleasure (¹). One, iNAVConnect, allows to connect by WiFi iPad or iPhone, featured iNavX, Navionics Marine, or any other compatible application, to Raymarine MFDs C and E series. This allows transfer waypoints and routes from Raymarine systems to applications on iPhone or iPad, and vice versa.
It's a start, [...]
The company has just introduced ShipModul on its website its new wireless multiplexer, Miniplex-2Wi. This device comes in direct competition to the IMUX Brookhouse, on which I wrote several posts on this blog, but penalized since early 2011 by delivery prohibitive for France.
The Miniples-2Wi only regards boats owners with NMEA 0183 and/or RAYMARINE SeaTalk instruments. For boats with a network [...]
Le SeaSmart WiFi, iPadNav.fr presented by the Paris Boat Show last week, allows a WiFi connection to iPad , iPhone or any other computer via WiFi to a NMEA 2000.
Designed by Chetco Digital Instruments, Brookings, Oregon (USA), SeaSmart is a wireless transmitter NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 compatible consists of an USB/serial gateway, WiFi transmitter 802.11 b/g and an embedded CGI/AJAX web server. Compatible with browsers [...]
I dont like to advertise products or features before they are available, but in this case the subject can guide choices or postponements of purchase among potential users.
Iridium announced on last 7 Last September the creation of a free service called Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web will be available before the end of the year 2011. This will be a mail and web compression service, hosted by Iridium, [...]
My Fischer 37 "Lady Jane" is equipped at the base of a conventional antenna Raymarine GPS, the trio wind, depth, speed instruments, and a multi chartplotter / Radar C70 :
In November 2010, Reading this blog has strongly urged me get a multiplexer. Control its navigation and see instruments displayed with iPhone is really a challenging project. The navigation software is very iNavX [...]
In the spring 2008, Mølgaard Marine House Company has designed one of the first multiplexers WiFi for connecting the pleasure of navigation instruments and an AIS to an embedded computer. If this product is still available today, however, it is surpassed by several recent products, already mentioned in this blog (¹), more efficient and cheaper.
Nevertheless, for holders of this unit, it is possible to configure [...]