March 8, 2019

iKommunicate and Coastal Explorer just “Plug and Play”

Many of our US customers that purchased an iKommunicate gateway, have used it with Rosepoint’s Coastal Explorer navigation software and the feedback we are getting is extremely positive, confirming that installation is truly “plug and play” and the resulting data displays and functionality are really good. With iKommunicate’s NMEA2000 interface […]
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 […]
December 5, 2016
TCP Connection Problems

TCP Connection Problems on Apple iOS 10

Since Apple’s release of iOS 10 for iPhones and iPads, we have been getting a number of calls and emails saying that various navigational Apps that read wireless NMEA data from our products have stopped working, including our free iAIS app. There are two modes/protocols that our wireless NMEA products […]
January 21, 2015
Testing Wireless NMEA Data

Testing Wireless NMEA Data

  With more and more wireless NMEA systems being installed on-board boats, it is very useful for dealers, installers and enthusiastic end users to have simple tools to “view” this wireless NMEA data. Traditionally, wired NMEA0183 data was viewed using an NMEA to USB cable connected to a PC and […]
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 […]
January 30, 2013

Wireless OpenCPN

  We were recently contacted by a Korean Sea Captain who wanted to know why he could not get his iAIS to work with OpenCPN on his laptop. At first we assumed he was connecting through USB but then we found out that OpenCPN has recently introduced a completely new […]