March 10, 2018
OpenCPN and iKommunicate on Autopilot

OpenCPN and iKommunicate on Autopilot

Yesterday we were trying to help Matt at Harbour Marine Services get his customer’s new iKommunicate installation to drive a Furuno autopilot from OpenCPN running on a PC. Matt had the hardware all installed perfectly, but there appeared to be no data coming out of OpenCPN on their NMEA Debug […]
February 25, 2017

iKommunicate Getting Around !

Well the 2017 boat show season is in full swing and our iKommunicate gateway is getting lots of attention wherever it goes. The picture above was taken last week at the NauticSud 2017 show in Naples (Italy) where Raffaele Montella was exhibiting his FairWind Multi-Function Display system. This really interesting […]
September 7, 2016

What a Difference a Year Makes

This morning we released a new firmware update and SD Card image for our successful iKommunicate product. One of the improvements in this update was NMEA2000 optimisation to pass the Certification Testing that all NMEA2000 certified products need to complete. We really wanted to have iKommunicate certified in time for […]
August 17, 2016

Best Marine Apps for Android (V1.05)

We have just updated our “Best Marine Apps for Android” list to include the some important new Apps now available on Android devices. The actual number of apps has only slightly increased since our last update, iRegatta a popular racing app has been withdrawn from the Play Store, while the […]
January 7, 2015
Using Digital Yacht Wi-Fi products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

Using Digital Yacht Wi-Fi products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

In this second post about using our products with OpenCPN, we are pleased to announce the release of a new Tech Note that provides OpenCPN (Windows/Mac/LINUX) users with a clear guide on how to configure the latest Connection Manager (in OpenCPN since V3.2) to work with our Wi-Fi products. OpenCPN […]
December 19, 2014
Using Digital Yacht USB products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

Using Digital Yacht USB products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

In the first of two posts about using our products with OpenCPN, we are pleased to announce the release of a new Tech Note that provides OpenCPN (Windows/Mac/LINUX) users with a clear guide on how to configure the latest Connection Manager (in OpenCPN since V3.2) to work with our USB […]
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 […]
April 27, 2013

Problem with NMEA (COM Port) Connections on Ubuntu

In response to a comment on my recent “Managing the Device Manager”, where Michael reported problems getting his AIS100USB working on LINUX, I decided to download the latest OpenCPN and make sure that the new NMEA Connections code that they have recently added to V3.20 did in fact still work […]