StarNavPilot connectivity

 


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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.

Supplied with complete cartography.

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StarNavPilot connectivity




StarNavPilot Connectivity between StarNavPilot and navigation instruments:

StarNavPilot uses service technology. The communication layer between StarNavPilot and the various instruments to which the software connects (GPS, depth sounder, wind vane, electronic compass, autopilot, AIS receiver or transponder, etc.) uses independent services depending on the desired communication mode (called positioning engines). To change the connection mode used by the program, simply select it from the drop-down list of installed positioning engines. Switching from one positioning engines to another is instantaneous. All installed positioning engines have a default configuration applied on first use. Unless there is a specific reason, they can be used without any configuration.

Currently the positioning engines available when installing the software are:

NMEA on USB or serial port with automatic port detection.

AIS on USB or serial port with automatic port detection.

High speed NMEA + AIS multiplexed on USB or serial port with automatic port detection.

NMEA + AIS Wifi or network preconfigured for use on the standard port normally reserved for NMEA wifi multiplexers.

NMEA + AIS by communication file preconfigured to use StarNavPilot communication files.

AIS for maritime traffic control with no configuration required.

NMEA simulator without configuration required.

Each positioning engines has its own configuration utility independent of the general NMEA configuration.


The advantages of using independent services for each of the communication layers and the main StarNavPilot module are:

- The configuration of NMEA/AIS decoding does not depend on the communication engine used. All the NMEA/AIS parameters are found if you change the communication engine.

- A slowdown due for example to saturation of the AIS data in a high traffic area will have no effect on the decoding of the navigation data (position, speed, heading, route following, etc.) nor on the program whose the display will remain perfectly fluid as well as any alarms activated.

StarNavPilot can receive NMEA and AIS data from an external application. In this case, even if this application is independent from StarNavPilot, it is managed by StarNavPilot as a service. In this case, the file or UDP communication engine will generally be used to receive the data.


Special applications:


As the positioning engine is independent from the main module, StarNavPilot can use different engines suitable for special purposes:


Example: Remote transmission of positions onshore for monitoring a fleet of mobiles, remote control of drones, autonomous positioning beacons, etc...


An additional positioning engine installs in 1 click and is immediately available. Inquire about any specific need.


The positioning engine being 
independent, StarNavPilot can use different engines adapted to special uses


See: Remote monitoring