All TIMEZERO software as well as the app can be connected to navigation instruments. For an optimized configuration, you must consider whether the device is fully compatible and what type of connection is possible.
TZ App which is only available for the iPad, can be connected to navigation instruments wirelessly and offers a fluidity that is unrivalled. In fact, the data and information from these instruments can be received via a Wi-Fi connection. This then makes receiving information from these instruments possible from anywhere on your boat.
How do I connect the navigation instruments to my iPad?
You will need to install a multiplexer that can create a Wi-Fi network on your boat. Your GPS, radar or AIS receiver must be compatible with the NMEA0183 protocol.
Once your iPad and your devices are connected to the wireless network, TZ App will display the following information:
- Course and Speed Over Ground (RMC, VTG, VDO)
- Position (GLL, GGA, RMC, VDO)
- Heading (HDG, HDM, HDT, VHW, PFECATT, VDO)
- Depth (DBT, DPT)
- Sea surface temperature (MDA, MTW)
- AIS targets (VDM) (*)
* Note: AIS targets can be displayed on your TZ App only when you purchase the AIS module.
How do I know which multiplexer to choose?
Choosing the right multiplexer is tricky. There are many to choose from and each seem to offer unique features. To help you out, here is a list of some of those that are compatible with TZ App that we have tested out:
- Brookhouse iMux :
- ShipModul MiniPlex-2WI :
- Digital Yacht WLN10 :
- Vesper XB-8000 (AIS A & Multiplexer) :
- Digital Yacht iAIS (AIS B & Multiplexer) :
The Furuno DRS4W radar offers advanced user compatibility for TZ App. It is extremely easy to configure; the device generates its own network for a direct connection with your iPad and so it doesn’t even need a multiplexer. For more info, click below:
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