A new tablet for mariners
A new rugged and waterproof tablet for mariners has been introduced, initially in the US.
The NAVIOTAB+ combines a marine chart plotter, digital compass & GPS, weather radar, AIS, weather forecasts & alerts, anchor alarm, fish finder and camera, plus cellphone and web access.
Data for live weather and AIS is accessed via the internal cellular data receiver or via WiFi.
The GPS receiver claims to operate seamlessly and accurately worldwide, using NAVIONICS marine maps downloadable within the BoatingHD app.
The BoatBeacon AIS radar app, in addition standard AIS information, is specified to provide range, bearing and closest-point-of-approach (CPA) calculations, using up-to-the-second AIS feed - transmitting as well as receiving AIS data and continuously monitoring CPA, even when running in the background.
NAVIOTAB+ is available on an introductory offer at $599 (~£355, €448), with a dashboard mount at $25.
Details from naviotab.com below . .