iKConnect is a compact but powerful wireless router that provides a cost effective way to setup a wireless network on your boat. With direct connection to the boat’s 12v DC, high gain 5dB antenna and a small foot-print, simple to install black box, iKConnect can be easily fitted to any vessel.
Pre-configured and optimised for use with our USB WL70 Long Range Wi-Fi antenna, the combination of an iKConnect with a WL70 is the lowest cost complete WI-Fi solution that Digital Yacht have ever released and is an ideal way to connect your non-3G iPad or Android tablet to the internet when in harbour. With a simple web interface that controls the WL70 to scan and connect to the marina hotspot, iKConnect makes getting an internet connection on your boat a breeze.
iKConnect is also the perfect accessory for our latest iKommunicate Signal K gateway allowing mobile devices to wirelessly receive the Signal K or NMEA data anywhere on the boat. In fact the combination of iKConnect, iKommunicate and a WL70 allows the boat to have a single wireless network that provides both navigational data and internet access, without the hassle of switching wireless networks.
For ultimate long range Wi-Fi connectivity simply swap the WL70 for Digital Yacht’s top of the range WL510 system which seamlessly connects to the iKConnect WAN socket.
“The Kickstarter funded success story that is enabling the Internet of Things Afloat.”
“Just missing that network connection – the WL60 will significantly increase the Wi-Fi range or your laptop with easy USB connection cable and sucker cup mounting solution”
“The new, budget WL70 wi-fi antenna brings reliable wi-fi connectivity to any on board PC, MAC, LINUX or Raspberry Pi computer.”
“Your on board wireless hub with NMEA interface for navigation systems and WAN interface for internet access devices such as our WL510. Step on board and connect and you’ll have one network with all your data.”
iKommunicate + iKConnect sends NMEA0183 & 2000 over Wi-Fi. In addition to NMEA over wifi interfacing, iKommunicate supports the new and rapidly emerging Signal K.
“4G Connect Pro is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution for use afloat. The Pro model uses two external antennas for optimum speed and range and also incorporates a full function wifi router.”