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Forum: Electrics and electronics 29 June 2017, 07:05
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Instrument data in your apps

To get data from your boat's instruments into your app, you need a device to take NMEA data and send it out over Wi-Fi.
We've developed a low cost device that does just that, and it is available on...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 31 May 2017, 00:55
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By smartcom
People may want to know that this is going live...

People may want to know that this is going live on Kickstarter at 1600 today. There will be a limited number of devices for just 50 each. As soon as it is live, there will be a link to the...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 31 May 2017, 00:53
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By smartcom
AIS/NMEA/WiFi device

That device is quite good value on the AIS side, but depending on what you want, you may find it quite limiting on the Wi-Fi side, e.g. it just supports TCP on a fixed port so can't work with apps...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 13 May 2017, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By smartcom
NMEA to WiFi device on Kickstarter

People may be interested in a project just coming up on Kickstarter for a low cost NMEA0183 to WiFi interface. Have a look at NMEA Tools Home (http://www.nmeatools.com) for more info.
Tim
Forum: Electrics and electronics 02 July 2014, 08:06
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By smartcom
Use your GPS and depth sounder to create better charts

TeamSurv, the community crowd sourced charts project, is on a recruiting drive for more participants.
Whilst we always welcome boats from wherever they are, we are particularly interested in the...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 02 July 2014, 08:04
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By smartcom
I've found that temperature sensors are often...

I've found that temperature sensors are often haywire - we wanted to use the data in our TeamSurv project, but gave up when we saw how many boats had weird readings.
Tim
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 February 2014, 06:30
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By smartcom
RIBs are fine - we don't aim to provide as good...

RIBs are fine - we don't aim to provide as good quality data as a professional survey, but as you can see on this chart The State of Hydrographic Surveying...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 February 2014, 06:21
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By smartcom
Yes, we'll take anything from a canoe to a...

Yes, we'll take anything from a canoe to a supertanker :)
(And we have just recruited 2 canoes, and have an oil company about to start trialling TeamSurv on their tanker fleet, so that is no...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 February 2014, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By smartcom
TeamSurv project featured by BBC

The BBC recently ran a piece on TeamSurv, the crowd sourced surveying project. You can see it online here: BBC News - Crowdsourced boats to map the seas...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 21 March 2011, 08:36
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By smartcom
TeamSurv charting project

Hi,
Some of you may be interested in TeamSurv, a crowd sourcing project to help create better charts.
Participants log depth and position data whilst going about their normal activities, using a...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 09 August 2010, 07:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By smartcom
TeamSurv - Lowrance sonar log file

Hi,
Apologies for the late reply. At present we don't support this, but if you or others wanted to supply us data in this format we could quickly add it - we're just adding the GPX format for this...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 25 June 2010, 07:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By smartcom
Help create better charts

TeamSurv is a project to help create better charts of coastal waters, by getting sailors to log GPS and depth data - see www.teamsurv.eu for more information. For example, in Britain the UKHO states...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 21 January 2010, 03:50
Replies: 41
Views: 4,736
Posted By smartcom
AIS options

Note that the NASA AIS unit still does not monitor both channels simultaneously, though the Mk 3 now includes support for all AIS messages, which was not the case previously. From my AIS tests for...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 29 December 2009, 10:02
Replies: 15
Views: 5,937
Posted By smartcom
Raymarine AIS

Have a look at the AIS gear test I did in tha last issue of Practical Boat Owner - you get what you pay for with the NASA kit, and its worth trying to stretch the budget a bit further.
Also, with...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 29 December 2009, 09:59
Replies: 15
Views: 10,753
Posted By smartcom
Navtex

The NASA PC Navtex Pro also should not be confused with our PC Navtex software (www.pcnavtex.com), which pre-dates NASA's use of PC Navtex.

The problem with leisure marine NAVTEX units is that...
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