Full Navigation from Your iPad

NavPlay adds features that can access NMEA 0813 data via Wi-Fi.

Navigation Bridge in NavPlay

This screen shot shows the Navigation Bridge environment in the NavPlay app.

NavPlay has added two "environments" to its navigation app, giving boaters the ability to navigate by way of an iPad from anywhere aboard a boat. The new environments are called Navigation and Navigation Bridge, and they are designed to work in conjunction with the NavPlay app's existing Charting Table and Alarm Manager environments. Navigation lets boaters select routes that have been created in Charting Table, then engage the autopilot from an iPad. Navigation also displays AIS targets for greater situational awareness. Navigation Bridge uses Wi-Fi to display NMEA 0813 data such as lat/lon, wind speed and direction, depth SOG and heading. "NavPlay Navigation is so simple to use and allows individuals to control the direction of their boats anywhere using their iPad in our dedicated environments," Sales and Marketing Manager Andrea Buralli stated in a press release. "The ability to customize the Navigation Bridge is unlimited. Boaters not only have the freedom to access all of the information they need, but view it according to their exact preferences." The NavPlay app is available through the Apple App Store, with the introductory version priced at $4.99. It includes 15-day access to all navigation features. After that, annual subscriptions are $49.99. C-Map by Jeppesen charts are not included but can be purchased through the NavPlay app. Learn more at www.navplay.com.