January 18, 2015

Surface Pro 3 Navigation & Charting

While Microsoft have had a hard time with their Surface tablet product, the latest generation really is a great product and may make a brilliant solution for on board navigation.  With an amazing 2160 x 1440 pixel 12″ screen it’s hands down better than pretty much any chart plotter and […]
February 25, 2014
Going wireless on a B&G

Going wireless on a B&G Hydra 2000 System

An owner of a J109 contacted us this week to see if there was any way we could breath new life in to his B&G Hydra 2000 racing instrument system. Much as he would have liked to install a complete new instrument systems, high performance racing software from Expedition and […]
February 7, 2014

iPad Navigation – The opportunities and how to….

Here’s a new video presentation on how iPad navigation is possible using our NMEA to wireless products.  It’s a great 10 minute overview.        
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 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 […]
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 […]
March 18, 2013

SailTimer App now supports Digital Yacht WLN10

The problem with chart plotters on yachts, is that they tell you where the next waypoint is but unless the wind is in your favour, you may not be able to sail directly to it. This is where the SailTimer app comes in to its own. Using a series of […]