Digital Yacht launches ENGINELink gateway for iPads and tablets

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Navigation and communications systems firm, Digital Yacht has launched its ENGINELink gateway for iPads and tablets at boot 2023.

The new ENGINELink is an NMEA 2000 wireless device designed to facilitate engine data being displayed on mobile phones and tablets. The company says it’s also able to feed boat AIS and GPS data to popular apps like Navionics, NavLink, iNavX, SavyNavy and AquaMaps. 

No custom app is required as the engine information, such as RPM, temperature, pressure and battery voltage, is displayed on a dashboard through the web browser. And, according to Digital Yacht, with iOS and Android devices’ ability to display app data and a web browser page side by side it’s also possible to have a navigation app open alongside engine instrument displays.

Set up and installation is via the boat’s NMEA 2000 backbone. ENGINELink is self-powered from the network and it creates a secure, password protected local wifi network, with up to seven devices able to connect simultaneously. UDP and TCP-IP protocols are supported for compatibility with third party apps.

ENGINELink has preset dashboards for popular manufacturers including Honda, Suzuki, Tohatsu, Mercury, Yamaha, Yanmar and Volvo, as well as a dashboard for electric engines that displays current consumption, range optimisation and battery capacity.

Suitable for single or dual engine installations, Digital Yacht says its ENGINELink will work with any NMEA 2000 ready engine, and that if the vessel is fitted with NMEA 2000 compatible trim tabs or jack plates, then the status of these performance critical systems is also displayed on the dashboard.

ENGINELink is available now and priced at £195 ex VAT.

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