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.
“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 Kickstarter funded success story that is enabling the Internet of Things Afloat.”
“The new, budget WL70 wi-fi antenna brings reliable wi-fi connectivity to any on board PC, MAC, LINUX or Raspberry Pi computer.”
“This kit includes two 20m (66ft) minimal loss LMR400 cables that allow you to place your antennas higher.”
“iKommunicate + iKConnect sends NMEA0183 & 2000 over Wi-Fi. In addition to NMEA over wifi interfacing, iKommunicate supports the new and rapidly emerging Signal K.”
“Flagship hi power wifi connection system with ranges of 4-6NM. Features network interface for router compatibility and easy direct connection with browser interface.”