“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 full featured navigator with access to all your boat’s AIS data — the WLN10HS is preset to 38400 baud for AIS information.”
This innovative and cost effective NMEA to WiFi converter creates its own 802.11b+g wireless access point which any other wireless device can connect to, such as a Smart Phone, Netbook or Laptop. Connect it to any device or system that has an NMEA 0183 output and it will automatically read the data and transmit it wirelessly to another wireless device.
The NMEA 0183 data is transferred using TCP/UDP protocol to a suitably compatible application on the wireless device. 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 If you are connecting the WLN10HS to an AIS receiver or transponder, then Digital Yacht’s free iAIS app is downloadable from the Apple App Store, which will display an AIS radar type picture on your Apple device.
“Connects to any NMEA AIS compatible chart plotter and adds an AIS overlay. Simple to install, highly sensitive dual channel design that’s easy to install with Garmin, Raymarine, Standard, Lowrance, Simrad, Furuno etc plotters.”
“Entry level AIS Transponder with industry standard NMEA0183 interface and internal GPS antenna that makes installation aboard smaller fibreglass (GRP) boats much quicker and easier.”
“Ultra-compact AIS Transponder Class B that uses the latest AIS transponder technology to squeeze more performance and interfacing options with half the size of our previous generation transponder. “