iKConnect is a compact but powerful Wifi router for boats 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.
This wifi router for boats 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 new, budget WL70 wi-fi antenna brings reliable wi-fi connectivity to any on board PC, MAC, LINUX or Raspberry Pi computer.”
“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”
“Flagship hi power wifi connection system with ranges of 4-6NM. Features network interface for router compatibility and easy direct connection with browser interface.”
“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 is a new 2G/3G/4G (LTE) internet access solution for use afloat. It utilises the latest MIMO technology with dual antennas for fast, long range access and incorporates a full function wifi router.”