I have put together a low cost solution to display data from your instrument system on your iPhone
. All that is needed is a PC on board that is connected to the instrument system. For a while now I have had a a Raymarine
PC interface box (E85001) installed installed to provide position data to a PC running Fugawi software
used for course planning and position plotting.
By installing the "GPSgate" client app (Real time GPS Tracking solutions - GpsGate.com
) and adding the TCP server as an output. Then configuring the PC wifi hardware
as an Ad-Hoc network. (IP address and ports
need to be set to match in the app)
I get NMEA
data streamed to the iPhone
which is displayed via the "Midi WiFi" app (Marine Instrument Display WiFi (MID WiFi) for iPhone and iPad (Sailing)
and the WiFi
upgrade). The app is also capable of supporting polar data and providing sailing performance numbers.
For more details contact me.