Comar the marine electronics company based on the Isle of Wight has chosen the London Boat show to announce the release of their wireless NMEA-2-WIFI unit.
It provides a low cost method of setting up a wireless network on board and to use available Apps on an iPhone, iPad or PC to display all electronic data including position, AIS data, depth, wind and compass information.
Simple to set up, the unit transmits NMEA 0183 data over WIFI for viewing on a smart phone or tablet using suitable Apps or on a PC Navigation program.
With a chart plotter at the navigation station, and using the device, the helmsman can view all the navigation data on deck via an iPad or iPhone.
For boats with the chart plotter at the helm, it is possible to check all critical navigation data while down below. This means that a boat’s data can now be fully portable.
A key benefit is the unit has 2 NMEA inputs, which are multiplexed to a single output over WIFI.
This enables it to accept a 4800 baud input from any GPS or Chart plotter plus a 38400 baud input from any AIS receiver or transponder, so you only need one unit to collect and transmit all the navigation data to your portable device over WIFI.
The 38,400 baud NMEA 0183 output provides a 2 way communication between the WIFI device and any suitable NMEA devices.
The unit retails at £185.00 ex VAT.