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.
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)
· Nobeltec (PC)
· MacENC (Macs)
· iNavX (iPhone/iPad)
If you are connecting NavLink 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.
NOTE': A NavLink+ is available (Part No. ZDIGWLN2NetPL) which includes an additional USB interface for supplying data from the NMEA2000 network to a PC or Mac.
NMEA 2000 Certified Wireless Data server
Reads NMEA 2000 data and transmits it wirelessly over 802.11b+g
Can be fitted to any NMEA 2000 network with integral cable (male micro connector)
Supports Bi-Directional communication for driving an Autopilot
Uses standard NMEA data for maximum compatibility with software applications
Free iAIS App for iPhone, iTouch or iPad
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 and play” connection to the NMEA2000 network, provides power and data
Optional USB connection available for providing NMEA2000 data to the boat’s nav computer
Fully compatible with popular iNavX navigation application for Apple mobile devices
Easy to install IP54 black box solution