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iPad integration afloat with Digital Yacht's new WLN10 NMEA gateway
iPad integration afloat with Digital Yacht's new WLN10 NMEA gateway

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Digital Yacht unveils new smart NMEA interface for tablet and iPad navigation at Southampton Boatshow

Sailors like the idea of using an iPad, tablet or smart phone for on board navigation with their simple touch screen interface and vast range of charting and instrument apps.  

Digital Yacht’s new WLN10 Smart NMEA to wifi gateway takes integration afloat even further with the ability to connect to existing on board GPS, AIS and instrument systems and transfer the data wirelessly to the tablet – allowing compatible apps to display and compute with real time information. The WLN10 creates a password protected wifi network and apps don't need an internet connection to function.

When connected to, for example, an AIS system, real time AIS target positions and identity data will be displayed on detailed electronic charting through compatible apps including NavLink, TimeZero, iAIS, iSailor, Seapilot and hundreds more. The tablet becomes a full function navigation display.

The new WLN10 can now be programmed through its simple web style browser interface for NMEA 0183 data at 4800 or 38400 baud as well as allowing multiple devices to connect so you could be using a PC at the chart table with an iPad on deck.  It's also bidirectional so apps can control an autopilot if this function is enabled.

Digital Yacht will show the device at the Southampton Boat Show 2018, Stand J417 from 14-23 September where it will be on display with a special introductory price of £120 inc vat.  Also on show will be the new WLN30 with multiple NMEA inputs and a NMEA 2000 variant.  More information at www.digitalyacht.co.uk

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DIGITAL YACHT 2018 IS ALL ABOUT NEXT GENERATION NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS FOR YOUR BOAT. BOATING SHOULD BE FUN, SAFE AND EASY AND OUR PRODUCTS INTEGRATE INTO EXISTING AND NEW BOAT NETWORKS TO BRING A POWERFUL DIMENSION TO YOUR ON-BOARD ELECTRONICS.

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Nicholas Heyes

Nicholas Heyes

Press contact CEO Digital Yacht CEO 01179554474
Laura Brossard

Laura Brossard

Press contact Marketing Assistant PR & Marketing UK 01179 55 44 74 - US 978 277 1234 - EU +33 (0)1 70 70 92 50

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Digital Yacht is head quartered in Bristol UK with a manufacturing facility in Fareham, Hampshire. We have global offices in Boston (USA), Rouen (France) and Shanghai (China) to look after these important markets and a network of distributors and dealers across the globe.

We firmly believe that low cost consumer devices such as iPhones and tablets, PCs and MACs have a place on board and can help make legacy systems compete with the latest in dedicated marine electronic products at a fraction of the cost. We make internet access whilst afloat easy and affordable as well as bringing all your navigation data to your favourite consumer devices - not just for you but for crew and guests too.

Our navigation systems cover advanced GPS and compass technology as well as the most comprehensive range of AIS products in the marketplace. Plus our PC and software solutions bring simple yet powerful solutions to a variety of on board requirements from communication to navigation, entertainment to monitoring.

Our design team has 100’s years combined experience in marine electronic systems and we take pride in our quality heritage with manufacturing in the UK and global reach through our regional offices and network of dealers and distributors. Last year our products were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Digital Yacht
6 Farleigh Court, Old Weston Rd, Flax Bourton.
BS48 1UR Bristol
United Kingdom