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 […]
It is almost 2 years since we released our popular WLN10 and WLN10HS wireless NMEA servers and in that time the number of mobile wireless devices has sky rocketed. Originally most customers used these products with iPhones and iPads but with Android devices now outselling Apple products, we get more […]
When Graham Sunderland (professional navigator and author of Winning Tides) contacted us about configuring our WLN10 Wireless NMEA server to work at a baud rate of 115200, three times the normal high speed NMEA0183 data rate, we were slightly taken back. It turns out that Graham wanted to connect his […]
We have recently noticed a number of iPhone/iPad customers reporting connection issues with our iAIS and WLN10 products. Fault symptoms have been; unable to connect to the wireless network, TCP connection time out and connection stability problems. A quick search on-line found evidence that other Apple users had found […]
Since the beginning of 2013, we have been shipping our iAIS, WLN10 and NavLink products with new Access Point enabled firmware. Previously our wireless NMEA products operated in “Ad-Hoc” (also known as “Peer to Peer”) networking mode and this was fine for Apple and Windows products but did not […]