For a brief overview of the recent improvements to the WLN10 including connecting to multiple iPhones and iPads have a watch of this very short video (1 minute, 40 seconds).
With lots of onboard systems using legacy NMEA 0183 data, Digital Yacht has devised a NMEA to WiFi adaptor – a small black box unit which converts traditional NMEA navigation and instrument data into a wireless TCP/IP feed.
Essentially, it creates a local “WiFi” hot spot on board your boat which your mobile device can access. Many software applications allow data to be read through an individual TCP/IP port (eg. iNAVx for the iPhone/iPad) or our own SmarterTrack 2011 PC navigation software. Users just tell the software to look for NMEA on the WiFi port and the mobile device becomes wirelessly linked to onboard systems. It is a super product and a great addition to any system.
The WLN10 also provides an ideal solution for wirelessly enabling one of our AIT1000 Class B Transponders. Couple a WLN10, an AIT1000/2000 and download our free iAIS app and you have the perfect onboard AIS transponder system with AIS target display also available on an iPad/iPhone.