NavAlert is Digital Yacht’s latest innovation and allows an alarm to be set for any parameter that’s available on the boat’s NMEA 2000 network. That could be navigation data such as depth, heading or speed, electrical data such as voltage and engine/generator data including temperature, pressure, tank levels, fuel flow etc.
It connects anywhere on the NMEA 2000 network and also takes power from this connection so installation is super simple. A local WiFi network is created by NavAlert so setup is possible via any smart phone, tablet or PC. Simply choose the parameter you want to monitor and set an alarm level. Multiple parameters can be monitored.
Operation is simple. Simply search for the wifi network that NavAlert creates and connect via a smart phone or tablet. Open a browser and connect to NavAlert and you’re presented with a clear graphical interface allowing easy setup, configuration and viewing of the alerts and network data. NavAlert constantly monitors the whole network so alert parameters can be set for any variable.
Integrated into NavAlert is a custom alarm for anchor drift using an algorithm to calculate the optimum drift radius based on depth and the scope of the chain for reliable notifications. There’s also an anti collision alarm based on CPA (closest point of approach) and TCPA (time to closest point of approach) AIS data from a connected AIS. These alerts can also be monitored through the wireless interface with attractive graphical displays of current status.
Alarms can also generate an SMS message which can be relayed through Digital Yacht’s 4GXtream internet connectivity solution allowing remote monitoring – great for feeling secure that the anchor is holding well when enjoying a lunch ashore. Alarms are independent of any alarms set on a plotter allowing NavAlert to operate even without a primary multi function display being powered up – an important feature for power limited sail boats.
NavAlert is universal, using the industry standard NMEA 2000 data protocol so will integrate with all leading brands and systems.
You can find out more about NavAlert by clicking here.
You can configure the NavAlert through its own simple web interface, just open your web browser, enter the NavAlert’s IP address and you can change network name & password or even merge the WiFi to an existing WiFi network on board. So no complicated programming software or app required.
A number of common Alerts have been pre-defined, sorted by category, which you can select and modify or you can create your own custom alert from scratch. When you have configured an alert, you can select the action NAVAlert will take when the Alert occurs, such as the internal alarm’s tone and duration that will be sounded or sending the alarm to a compatible Multi-Function Display (MFD) or even to send an SMS message to your mobile phone (if connected to the 4G Xtream).
NAVAlert also has a powerful, built-in Anchor Alarm that can monitor for anchor drag and also collision alarms with Closest Point of Approach (CPA) and Time to Closest Point of Approach (TCPA).
- Universal NMEA 2000 alarm and monitoring solution
- Set a configurable audio and visual alarm for any parameter on the NMEA 2000 network – for instance: shallow depth, low fuel level, off course, engine temp, tank levels, low voltage etc
- Relay the alert via the NMEA 2000 bus to a Garmin multi function display to deliver a popup alarm window
- SMS alerting through Digital Yacht’s 4G Xtream system to a mobile – ideal for remote monitoring of the boat.
- Built in unique anchor drift alarm
- Built in AIS collision avoidance alarm