Mailport April 2012 Issue

Mailport: April 2012

Ipad Networking

I have enjoyed your recent coverage of iPad navigation apps (PS, February and March 2012), and I currently use Navionics with good results. I would like to see a discussion of how to network sail instruments and GPS data with the iPad via wireless signal in the absence of a PC or Mac. I understand there are several devices that will send NMEA 0183 and 2000 data over Wi-Fi (e.g. Brookhouse & SeaSmart). Do you have any experience with these devices? Is it easy to setup and integrate with iNavX, and does the network’s position data over-ride the iPad’s own GPS, enhancing accuracy?

Rob Boeckh

Charlie, 1978 Ericson 34T

Victoria, B.C.

We plan to test these devices in the future, but the technology is still evolving. There’s a good discussion of this on

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