By offering its 3-in-1 gateway, Actisense offers the possibility to read the boat’s data on a mobile while recording them for use once on land for a detailed analysis.
To share the data of the boat in wifi for the lire on a tablet or a smartphone becomes more and more asked. In fact, if a navigation unit broadcasts the indications coming from the on-board sensors (wind speed and direction, boat speed, depth, AIS …), a mobile can only give information from its internal GPS .
Even if the applications, including mapping are very complete, provide more reading edge sensors directly on the mobile screen is a plus. The new case Actisense W2K-1 allows it. By simply plugging this box on the NMEA2000 network, all devices connected to Wifi receive all data from the edge.
NMEA2000 / NMEA183 Converter
But this type of Wifi gateway is not really new. Other devices on the market in recent years also have this function. But Actisense W2K-1 also offers two other functions. This box is also a NMEA2000 converter in NMEA 183. Thus software that only reads NMEA 183 sentences will be compatible with this gateway.
Finally, the Actisense W2K-1 also proposes to record on an internal memory chip, all the data of your outings at sea. The saved data can then be re-read later for a detailed analysis. It will be possible to replay a regatta to watch the behavior at the buoy, or even share this data with other users.
The capacity of the internal memory allows to record up to 16 days of data, a capacity that can be increased at the factory if necessary.
Available in 2020
With this recording function, the W2K-1 is particularly suitable for regatta monotypes that already have onboard electronics and that would be more interested in the Wifi functions to navigate with a mobile. The recording will be a plus to replay the day of regatta and progress with a detailed analysis.
The Actisense W2K-1 will be available in February 2019 via its PST-France distributor at a price of around € 280