Apps and navigation software

/Apps and navigation software
Apps and navigation software 2017-11-30T11:54:34+00:00

You need an App or navigation programme to display your navigation information on your smartphone, tablet or PC.

There are many Apps and navigation programmes available, both for free and paid.

Some examples:

  • My personal favourite is Open CPN,suitable for PC, android smartphones and tablets and this programme is free, offers many options and is user-friendly; the android version can be found in the app store.
  • iSailoris considered to be professional and user-friendly, suitable for Apple and android smartphones or tablets; in order to navigate, you must purchase electronic cards in the app.
  • WinGPS, a Dutch company that offers good support. For Windows and android, honest prices.
  • Pcnavigo, is often used by cruisers and commercial vessels; it has a route planner that takes bridge times, among others, into account and is suitable for Windows, Mac and android.
  • iNavX, highly expansive app with many options suitable for Apple iOs, iPhones and iPads.
  • Navionics (Boating), with external GPS and Sonar Server (depth gauge) support! Suitable for android and iOs. If your tablet has no internal GPS, then you can receive GPS data via BoatController in your App. If you have connected a depth gauge, you will also receive depth data for the Live Sonar Charts! 

Go to the settings in the apps or navigation programmes, add the connections, select a network and/or UDP, enter the ip address, select port 5001 and click on connect and you will subsequently receive the navigation data.

You do not need to set anything for the Navionics Boating app; you only need to adjust the UDP port number 5001 to 2000.

Special applications

Sonar Server:

The BoatController can also be used as a so-called Sonar Server for the Navionics Boating, Sonar Chart and Sonar Live Charts Apps.

The BoatController can send both the depth data of your connected depth gauge as well as the data from your GPS for the app.