February 3, 2014

Best Marine Navigation Apps for Apple iOS Devices

It is just over 6 years since the first App was sold on the Apple App Store and now with over 60 Billion apps downloaded, apps have become part of normal day to day life for millions of people around the world. The App is definitely a technology success story […]
January 3, 2014

Digital Yacht launch NavLink UK marine charting app for iPhone and iPad navigation afloat

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.
January 2, 2014

Using an iPad for marine navigation – a Digital Yacht white paper

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.  […]
December 24, 2013

WINDY IN THE UK AND SNEAK PEEK OF NAVLINK APP

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 […]
December 20, 2013

Configuring our Wireless NMEA Products for Wi-Fi and 3G connections

  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 […]
July 4, 2013

PilotLink and SEAiq Pilot App

With Production of our PilotLink, wireless NMEA server for Class A Transponders, now under way, we were very interested to hear about the latest iPad/iPhone Apps from SEAiq. With support for S-57/S-63 charts and specific docking and pilotage functions, the new SEAiq Pilot App looks to be a natural fit […]
May 2, 2013
Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Updating our WLN10 or WLN10HS

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 […]
March 22, 2013

Wireless NMEA on steroids !

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 […]