Although AIS has now been in use around the world for over 10 years, it is surprisingly difficult for anyone interested in AIS to piece together information about this important technology. Wikipedia has a pretty good article on AIS, but we felt it would be useful to take some of […]
As part of their Chrome Web Browser development, Google have released a free Add-On App for Chrome that tests your Internet Connection. It is really fast/simple to run and yet the tests the App does are very complete and particularly useful if you are connected to a Marina’s Wireless HotSpot […]
With the NavLink UK app, you can use your iPad or iPhone to explore, plan and navigate your boating trips in real time and in high resolution using the latest UKHO (Admiralty) digital vector marine charts covering the whole of the UK and Ireland which are included with the £19.99 app. It supports AIS overlays, routing and weather data too.
We’re all familiar with dedicated electronic chart plotters for navigation afloat. Since the introduction of GPS about 25 years ago, dedicated marine plotters have become the back bone of modern electronic navigation systems. But whilst smaller 4 and 5” plotters have tumbled in price, larger 8-15” devices remain stubbornly expensive. […]
Gosh it was windy last night, and at about 11pm while I was writing my Santa wish list, I thought the roof was going to blow off the top of the house! I spared a few thoughts for those afloat and wondered what conditions would be like in the English […]
Recently we have received a couple of reports that when customers are connected to one of our wireless NMEA products, that they can no longer access the internet via 3G on their iPhone/iPad. This is due to the device thinking that it has a good wireless internet connection and so […]
Here’s an introduction to the GPS150 – our DualNav GPS and GLONASS positioning sensor which offers sub 1m accuracy, 10Hz updates and a user configurable NMEA 0183 output. It’s an advanced navigation sensor that can also integrate with our WLN10HS NMEA to wifi server for iPads and Tablets. There’s also […]