Digital Yacht have some great solutions for boat captains and skippers wanting a portable solution for their on board navigation. This doesn’t just appeal to charter users but also to commercial and superyacht captains, delivery skippers and pilots who may find themselves on a vessel with an unfamiliar or inadequate navigation solution.
If you have an iPhone or iPad then our NavLink app is a great low cost solution. UK (NavLink UK) and US (NavLink US) detailed charting is included based on official charts with in app purchases available for Canada, France, Holland and Germany. More are coming too.
NavLink can also connect to a boat’s navigation system with any one of our Wireless data servers – details HERE. This allows AIS and GPS data from the on board equipment to be used by the app. While not strictly a portable solution, it takes just a few minutes to install so may by a neat add on for a semi-permanent installation.
Commercial users navigating on ships equipped with a Class A AIS transponder (and that’s every vessel over 300GRT) can utilise our PilotLink portable wireless inteface – details HERE
This is battery powered and allows AIS and GPS data to be streamed to up to 6 mobile devices – PCs, MACs, iPads or tablets and is compatible with a huge variety of applications line iNavX, iSailor, NavLink, iAIS etc. Perfect for the professional pilot or commercial captain.
Using a notebook PC for navigation remains a favourite and the new Digital Yacht Smarter Track Express Package brings a plug ‘n play USB DualNav sensor with software to turn your PC into a sophisticated plotter. There’s more information HERE
SmarterTrack uses Navionic’s charting which is available with global coverage making it the ideal solution for charter and delivery skippers. The same Navionic’s SD cards can be utilised within traditional plotters too offering further advantages and value. Download a presentation on the software from SMARTERTRACK EXPRESS PRESENTATION
Finally, if you’re a MacBook fan, NavLink is now available for Mac too – just download from the MacApp store and convert your MacBook into a large screen plotter
Great portable navigation solutions from Digital Yacht