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Navicom Dynamics Settings

These settings configure SEAiq Pilot for use with Navicom Dynamics Portable Piloting Units. See below for more information on using SEAiq with Navicom Dynamics products.

NMEA Configuration

Current Models

The current Navicom Dynamics products use per-model configurations, as listed below. Presets for configuring these devices are provided in Settings / NMEA & AIS / Standard Devices.

Previous Models

Prior models use a configuration that is dependent on the serial number of the device, as described below. If you have any questions, refer to your product documentation.

The Host should use an IP address that is determined by the product serial number. The IP addresses take the form 192.168.X.Y, where X is the first digit of the serial number and Y is the last 3 digits of the serial number (discarding any leading zeroes). For example:

The first digit of the serial number also corresponds to the version of the device (eg, Mk3 serial numbers start with 3). This is explained in the documentation that came with your device.

Navicom Dynamics PPUs support at most 5 WiFi client at a time.

ChannelPilot Vessel Selection

Each time a ChannelPilot is turned on, it requires you select the vessel the device is attached to. This is used to help calibrate the gyroscope and determine information such as the vessel name and size.

Method 1: Select from List of Vessels

Free-Running Mode

If you are using a ChannelPilot a vessel without AIS (such as a barge), you can trigger the gyroscope to calibrate itself in Free-Running Mode by selecting the last entry in the table, Vessel Does Not Have AIS. In Free-Running Mode, you will need to adjust Settings / Own-Ship / Heading Offset and then periodically update it if the gyroscope slowly wanders.

Method 2: Select Vessel Graphically

Similarly, you can also make this selection by graphically selecting a target on the Navigate tab or by finding the vessel you want on the AIS tab:

Method 3: Vessel Auto-Select

Vessel Auto-Select is used to automatically prompt you when aboard a vessel. A vessel is selected by comparing your position and course with AIS targets in your area (see documentation for Vessel Auto-Select for more information about the criteria used to choose the most likely AIS target). If vessel is not selected for some reason, use one of the other methods to manually select your vessel. If you are on a vessel such as a barge, you will need to use Method 1.

HarbourPilot Vessel Selection

For HarbourPilot selecting a vessel is not as important as ChannelPilot but can still be helpful in order to acquire the vessel name, size, and other information from AIS. Vessel Select is also used in order to suppress the AIS target corresponding to Own-Ship (see Suppress Selected Vessel).

Follow the same instructions for ChannelPilot to select vessel. The difference is that the HarbourPilot will not generate the final confirmation dialog and that the HarbourPilot does not have (or need) a Free-Running mode.

Heading Offset

Depending on how a HarbourPilot is oriented, you may need to adjust the heading received from the device. This is done by adjusting Settings / Own-Ship / Heading Offset, which is added to the value received from the PPU. You should first set the basic orientation and then fine-tune as needed.

This may also be useful for the ChannelPilot when the heading value received from AIS and used to synchronize the gyroscope is inaccurate, or when operating free-running mode.

Settings

Vessel Select (ChannelPilot & HarbourPilot)

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