The Digital Yacht WLN30 is a smart NMEA multiplexer with WiFi designed to connect your smartphone and other wireless devices to your boat's navigation systems. It features three NMEA0183 inputs and easy web interface configuration.
The new Digital Yacht WLN30 Smart NMEA Mutiplexer with WiFi brings iPad integration and tablet integration to the water, with the ability to connect to existing GPS, AIS and instrument systems and wirelessly transfer data to an iPad or tablet. The Digital Yacht WLN30 creates a secure, password-protected Wi-Fi network on board.
For example, when connected to an AIS system, real-time AIS target positions and identity data are displayed on detailed electronic charting through compatible apps such as NavLink, TimeZero, iAIS, iSailor, Seapilot and many more. The tablet becomes a fully-fledged navigation display.
The new Digital Yacht WLN30 has three NMEA0183 inputs and one NMEA0183 output that can be programmed at 4800 or 38400 baud rates via its simple browser interface. The data received on the three inputs is multiplexed and transmitted to all wireless devices connected to the Digital Yacht WLN30's wireless network. The same multiplexed data is also available on the NMEA 0183 output or in alternate mode to relay data from the wireless application, such as next waypoint or autopilot data, to other NMEA 0183 devices.
All configuration of the Digital Yacht WLN30 can be done via its own simple web interface. Simply open your web browser, enter the IP address of the Digital Yacht WLN30 and you can set baud rates, multiplexing mode, network name, password and AP mode. No complicated programming software or app is required and you can even view the received NMEA data in the web browser to easily identify problems.
The Digital Yacht WLN30 supports TCP and UDP network protocols for maximum app compatibility. If you want the full bi-directional control of an autopilot with guaranteed data integrity, or to be the only person receiving the data, choose TCP. However, if you want to receive the same data on multiple devices, for example a PC at the chart table and an iPad on deck, then choose the UDP send protocol.
With the three NMEA0183 inputs, you can also use the Digital Yacht SeaTalk to NMEA adapter to network SeaTalk instrument data directly to Digital Yacht's WLN30 or iKonvert gateway to connect NMEA 2000 data. Now works with the popular Navionics Boating App for Apple iOS and Android to display GPS and AIS data on your Navionics charts.
Three NMEA 0183 inputs to WiFi multiplexer (4800 baud and 38400 baud)
Three NMEA 0183 inputs
Transmit multiplexed data via WLAN and NMEA 0183 output
Web interface for setup and initial programming
Set baud rates, SSID and password via the web interface
Supports both TCP and UDP (for multiple connections) protocols
View received NMEA data in web browser for easy troubleshooting of problems
Supports a bi-directional WLAN interface for autopilot control
Fully compatible with popular navigation apps and software
Easy to install IPX4 black box solution
Do I need an internet connection to use the WLN30?
No internet connection is required. Unfortunately, many consumers automatically associate WLAN with the Internet. The Digital Yacht WLN30 creates a WLAN network and the local iPad or tablet user searches for it in the same way they search for a WLAN hotspot. Once connected, the NMEA data is sent via the local link on board the boat.
How many devices can connect?
Up to 7 units can connect via UDP. TCP/IP is a one-to-one connection format. PCs, MACs, Android and iOS are all compatible.
Where can I find compatible apps?
At www.digitalyacht.net - search for iOS or Android we keep up to date reviews. Popular apps include iRegatta, iNavX, NMEA Remote, iAIS, NavLink, iSailor, SeaPilot, Weather 4D, MaxSea TimeZero, AIS View and literally 100s more.
What is the difference between the WLN30 and the old WLN20?
It's a completely new chipset with improved performance, fully opto-isolated inputs and outputs, web interface for programming SSID, passwords and baud rate to make hiding and installing easier. It is also super competitive and has three inputs instead of two.
Are there any other models in the range?
The Digital Yacht WLN30 Smart with one NMEA 0183 input/output is available for simpler systems or if you already have a mutliplexer, while our SeaTalk to NMEA interface can also be used to provide SeaTalk 1 connectivity or our conversion gateway for NMEA 2000 data.
I already have a wireless router on board - can I connect the WLN30 Smart to an existing network?
Yes! You can program this via the web interface so that you only have one WLAN network on board with the Digital Yacht WLN30 connected directly to it as a client. This works well with Furuno WiFi radars, for example.