May 21, 2014

Sneak preview of NavLink for Android on Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

We are just in the final stages of testing our new NavLink App for Android devices and thought we would give you a sneak preview. This app supports the display of “live” wireless AIS data from all of our wireless NMEA products and plots the AIS targets on a Google […]
May 19, 2014

Tempting tablet for boating – Lenovo MiiX 2 + SmarterTrack

With a price tag of around £160/$260, the Lenovo MiiX 2 is a full featured Windows 8.1 tablet (not a cut down RT version) and it might be one of the best buys for a boater.  As its operating system is regular Windows 8.1, standard marine PC software runs as […]
May 16, 2014

NMEA Meeting in Gosport

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) as the name suggests is a trade association of nearly 600 companies involved in marine electronics. The NMEA organisation are responsible for a whole series of important specifications and training initiatives that have significantly improved the marine electronics industry. Probably best known for their […]
May 6, 2014

NAVLINK UK iPHONE and iPAD NAVIGATION APP UPDATED

Now with French, Dutch and German charts available as low cost in app purchase Back in January we released  our low cost NavLink UK charting and navigation app which features real time navigation and full integration with our wireless range of interfaces for GPS and AIS data connectivity – the […]
April 24, 2014

Using iNavX with an Autopilot

Many of our customers regularly use iNavX on their iPads and iPhones to display AIS data from one of our wireless NMEA products. Recently we have received a few requests asking if it is possible to wirelessly drive an Autopilot from the iNavX application. In the past, we have said […]
April 10, 2014

Wireless NMEA2000 on OpenCPN

Slowly but surely, NMEA2000 the latest marine electronics networking standard is making its way on to boats; old and new. With most new marine electronics equipment having an NMEA2000 interface, we are seeing more and more requests for our NavLink Wireless NMEA2000 Server, that allows you to wirelessly send NMEA2000 […]
March 28, 2014
Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Using our Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Our Wireless NMEA products (WLN10, NavLink, PilotLink, AIT3000 and iAIS) are proving really popular and for customers that have a suitable App or Navigation Software that can read the TCP/UDP network data, then interfacing to them is easy. Today I was contacted by a customer that had quite old navigation […]
March 18, 2014
AIS Receiver to an Android

Connecting an AIS Receiver to an Android Tablet with Boat Beacon

Today we finished a series of successful tests, connecting our AIS receivers to a Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. This was made possible by a new version of Boat Beacon the popular AIS App for Apple and Android devices, which should soon be available (as a free update) on the […]