With more and more equipment now using NMEA 2000 networking, being able to easily connect the network data to mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops is becoming an important consideration.
NavLink is a simple and cost effective wireless device that converts NMEA2000 data into a wireless data feed that can be received by any mobile wireless device. Using standard NMEA data formats, NavLink is compatible with all software applications that support TCP (single device) or UDP (multiple devices) data transfer.
This model comes with a USB cable for customers that want to have a permanent wired USB connection to their PC or Mac at the chart table.
A number of Marine Navigation software packages support TCP/UDP data transfer including; SmarterTrack (PC) OpenCPN (PC/Mac/Linux) SeaPro (PC) Rose Point Coastal Explorer (PC) MaxSea (PC) and Nobeltec (PC) MacENC (Macs) iNavX (iPhone/iPad) Nav Apps: iSailor and iRegatta.
Wireless NMEA2000 Data server (NMEA2000 Certification Pending)
Reads NMEA2000 data and transmits it wirelessly over 802.11b+g
Can be fitted to any NMEA2000 network with integral cable (male micro connector)
Supports Bi-Directional communication for driving an Autopilot
Includes USB Interface for wired connection to PC or MAC
Uses standard NMEA data for maximum compatibility with software applications
Creates a wireless access point and then transmits data via TCP/UDP link
TCP allows single device connection while UDP allows multiple devices to receive the data
Single plug ‘n play connection to the NMEA2000 network, provides power and data
Fully compatible with popular iNavX navigation application for Apple mobile devices
“NavLink UK is a low cost app designed for use with an iPhone or iPad. It transforms your iPad into a full function chart plotter with detailed electronic charts and an overlay of your boat’s position, track and heading.”
“Create a wifi network on your boat with NMEA data available for iPhones, iPad or Android tablets and PCs and MACS too. Turn you mobile device into a fu.l featured navigator with access to all your boat’s NMEA data.”