NMEA Settings:


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StarNavPilot ®

Computer-aided maritime navigation.

Maritime navigation and piloting software that adapts to all types of navigation. Whether you are sailing for pleasure or for work. Whether you use a sailing boat or a motor boat.

World compatible navigation software.

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NMEA Settings:

StarNavPilot offers great flexibility in configuring NMEA communication.

With the default values ​​the software will run satisfactorily from the first launch without any configuration required. You can then act on many parameters to adapt the NMEA communication to your needs or for optimization purposes.

The NMEA configuration window:

StarNavPilot: configuration of the NMEA communication

StarNavPilot uses the NMEA sentences GGA, RMC, GLL, GSV, RMB, DPT, HDG, MWV, RMM, VHW, APB as input and output, the initials of which can be configured (the first 2 letters of the 5 letter header of an NMEA sentence). Positioner sentence initials are automatically detected. In this way the program automatically adapts to a positioner other than a GPS (initial GP). This automatic detection can be deactivated to filter at this level with a multistandard positioner. You can select which phrases to use or not and independently for input and output. The initials of the NMEA sentences are independent at input and at output so that if the program receives a GNRMC sentence (general position and route sentence) from a Glonnass receiver, it can send a GPRMC sentence (the same sentence that would come from a GPS receiver) for a device that would not understand GNRMC but only GPRMC (the most common NMEA sentence and often the only one understood by some devices).

By default, the sentence GPRMB is used for the detection of a man overboard alarm from the positioner or from an external device with the name of the waypoint generated MOB (parameter used by most of the GPS when the function MOB is triggered.). You can change the phrase and the name of the waypoint if needed. See Man overboard safety

To the standard NMEA sentences are added 4 special input sentences and 4 special output sentences which can be entirely composed as needed. All navigation data can be selected to compose a special phrase. In this way it is possible to make the program understand any communication coming from a non-standard device. And to output all the desired navigation data in a sentence specially composed for a device to receive it.

The magnetic compensation of the compass and pilot is carried out at the level of the NMEA communication as soon as a data is received from a magnetic compass and just before a data is sent to an autopilot. In this way the program only knows "real" magnetic data.

Compass and pilot compensation:


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