iNavX


iNavX and C-Map downloaded, unavailable !

Things are really not going well for iNavX. Just replaced Navionics cartography by C-Map worldwide with online subscription access (¹), the expected addition of an essential download function turns out to be almost unusable…

Bad weather for iNavX [Update]

What I had been planning for a long time has finally happened : iNavX lost Navionics cartography ! It seemed obvious that the historic contract which allowed iNavX to have privileged access to cartography Read more …

Fugawi charts service is discontinued [Update]

It's official, charts portfolio on 30 November 2018, Johnson Outdoors Company, recent recipient of Fugawi (*), decided to stop its activities. After discontinuing the distribution of their PC navigation software in August 2017, to have Read more …

iNavX 5.2 : AIS by Internet service becomes paying

With the latest release 5.2 of iNavX, AIS reception service by internet becomes charge. This service, provided by SiiTech society free from the origin of iNavX (¹), becomes a subscription service.

Tutorial "Navigate with iNavX 5.0 " : Update V.3.0

Total release of the tutorial : illustrations update, replacement of 14 videos with the new interface, text update. 45 double-pages 76 screenshots 14 videos A complete multimedia iBook guide on using iNavX : basic functions, Read more …

Navionics Sonar Charts available for iNavX [Update-2]

iNavX has just integrated all Navionics + cartography into in-app purchases. Once these new charts installed, "Chart" view displays two tabs to switch the standard chart (Nautical) to Sonar Chart (Sonar).

Digital charts : purchase or subscription [Update] ?

[Update 3 March 2019] With the multiple charts disappearances during the successive updates of iNavX, I received a number of requests for assistance in the recovery of the said charts. Regardless of whether I am Read more …

Update iNavX 5.0.7 [Update-2]

[Update] As a result of the update 5.0.6 the charts were again no more reachable. This is not the first time. A release 5.0.7 delivered in the night of May 15 until 16 has solved the problem. But Read more …

The new boundaries of the NV Charts

I had presented in may 2015 the excellent German Publisher Verlag NV NV Charts raster maps. In 2016, the previous cutting in 4 areas for France - Channel and Atlantic coasts - has been split into 8 areas Read more …

iNavX 5.0 from Charybde to Scylla

The major update 5.0 of iNavX, issued late August, has unfortunately been a long and painful birth for new developers, and a succession of vortices and reefs for users. Among the numerous bugs and regressions Read more …

iNavX changes hands

New developers, new logo, new splash page, and new web site. Version 4.7.0 just be issued by NavX Studios LLC, the company that bought all of Richard Ray's computer creations : GPSNavX, MacENC and iNavX. Read more …

NV Chart extends coasts of France from SHOM

In a previous post I introduced the SHOM raster maps proposed by different publishers on iPad. In recent weeks the German charts editor NV Verlag offers two new zones ending coverage and Atlantic coasts of France Read more …

iNavX and iSailor offer more functions

The year 2015 barely begun, developers already deliver us their applications developments, probably developed between two glasses of champagne during the holidays. I consider iNavX and iSailor as the two best navigation applications to date Read more …

How to update charts with iNavX [Update]

With iNavX, with iPhone like iPad, charts update goes through two processes. It is necessary to distinguish individual charts update, and update full charts folders with a new edition.

Navigation Mac tutorials #2 – Navigate with iNavX [English version]

The iBook tutorial "Navigate with iNavX" is now available in English. A comprehensive multimedia iBook guide about iNavX use : basic functions, advanced functions, instruments connection. From purchasing and loading cards to logging in Read more …

iNavX 4.0.0 improves charting [Update]

iNavX 4.0.0 greatly improves the display of raster charts : continuous seamless tiled charts (¹) and access to a new Navionics Gold chart : 50XG covering almost the entire Pacific Ocean.

ENCs, Routing and sailing shaves stone

The relationship of a recent experience of an iNavX user and Weather4D PRO routing function invites me to bring a warning to the attention of novices boaters in computer use. A regatta course, starting Read more …

iNavX 3.6.1 with high-resolution GRIB files

Since version 3.6.1 iNavX display provides GRIB weather files, high-resolution theyr.com. This site English society Kona Ltd is the developer of the application GribView I mentioned in a previous post (¹). An account Read more …

iNavX 3.5.5 identifies AIS-SART targets

Since version 3.5.5 iNavX displays AIS-SART targets plotted as red icon and label easily identified. A tap on the icon to display text information transmitted by the beacon (position reports). Another improvement Read more …

Miniplex-2Wi, the new WiFi multiplexer for iPad and iPhone

The company has just introduced ShipModul on its website its new wireless multiplexer, Miniplex-2Wi. This device comes in direct competition to the IMUX Brookhouse, on which I wrote several posts on this blog, but penalized since early 2011 Read more …

Search for charts information data with iNavX

Navionics vector charts contain a number of detailed information for each marina, and sometimes some moorings. These places are marked on charts by the symbol shown against. These data are called in English "Navaids" when Read more …

Anchor Alarm with iNavX

iNavX offers for a while an "anchor alarm" feature, currently available at the bottom of the application Home page. This feature was frequently criticized as impractical. iNavX 3.3.0 corrects this defect by an improvement particularly Read more …

iNavX and the "Man Overboard"

For a while Rich Ray was asked to add a feature button "Man overboard" in its applications. Recently, following a new application on the site macsailing.net, he motivated his refusal by Read more …

Installing an iMux aboard "Lady Jane"

My Fischer 37 "Lady Jane" is equipped at the base of a conventional antenna Raymarine GPS, the trio wind, depth, speed instruments, and a multi chartplotter / Radar C70 : In November 2010, Reading this blog has me Read more …

iNavX, application steadily increasing

Since the beginning of the year 2011, not less than six iNavX updates were made by Rich Ray, either one monthly ! If there is nothing revolutionary, many "invisible" improvements have been made, Read more …

iNavX and SiiTech AIS server

iNavX can connect, since version 3.1.7 from 11 October 2010, AIS data to the server SiiTech I mentioned in a previous post (¹). The advantage of this service remained questionable in France because of the low Read more …

Receive NMEA 2000 data with iNavX

It is now possible to connect a N2K system (¹) to iNavX, on iPhone or iPad. Indeed, Actisense company, well known for its NMEA interfaces (multiplexers and gateways), designed the NGW-1 ISO, a data converter Read more …

iMux, a multiplexer WiFi for iPad

More and more great ! After Wi-SP Digi Connect, l’iAIS de Digital Yacht, here's IMUX of Brookhouse. The multiplexer is a iMux (*) NMEA data 0183 able to transmit in WiFi data from the instruments connected to it (GPS, Navigation, Read more …

Receive AIS data wirelessly with iNavX

I explained, in a recent post, on receiving NMEA data from instruments on board without going through a Mac (or PC) aboard. It is now possible to do the same for the reception of AIS data with Read more …

The GRIB files with iNavX

With versions 3.1.6 and 3.1.7, iNavX improved GRIB files request by proposing a new window settings. As MacENC, can now choose several settings for required files, in order to optimize the size Read more …

MacENC, iNavX and TCP / IP

Despite the online Help iNavX and various tutorials on the subject, a lot of requests received and complexity of subject imposed on me a quick explanation. The TCP / IP protocol TCP / IP stands for "Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol" and is pronounced "T-C-P-I-P". TCP/IP Read more …

iNavX 3.0.2 – highly expected new feature

INavX 3.0.2, available soon on the AppStore, comes with a much anticipated feature and welcome improvements : Course Up / North up This function, though criticized by some purists (I am), has been implemented Read more …

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