Important: iPad/iPhone users and IOS 11

Some users who have upgraded to IOS 11 report trouble connecting to Wi-Fi devices. It is not clear the cause of the issue and it appears only some users are affected. We will post updates here as we learn more. Until we announce otherwise, we recommend all SEAiq users remain with their current version of IOS and not upgrade to IOS 11. For more information please visit this page.

SEAiq Pilot runs on all major platforms and supports all pilot plugs and PPU devices.

Supported Tablets, Smart Phones, Laptops, and Desktops

SEAiq Pilot is the only cross-platform software for pilots.

all platforms

Apple iPad and iPhone (IOS)

Apple MacOS

  • Price: US$399.99 or Enterprise Subscription
  • Purchase SEAiq Pilot directly from the Apple MacOS App store; contact us directly if you have an Enterprise Subscription.
  • Version 10.9 or later
  • Supported devices: All MacOS laptops, desktops, and server products running MacOS.
  • PPU Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Android

  • Price: US$399.99 or Enterprise Subscription
  • Purchase SEAiq Pilot on Google Play Store or contact us directly if you have an Enterprise Subscription.
  • Version: 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later.
  • Processor: ARM-based devices
  • We recommend newer and higher-end devices such as the Nexus 9 and Google Pixel C tablets. Older and lower quality Android devices tend to provide poor compatibility. See here for further device compatibility information.
  • PPU Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Bluetooth requires use of the Bluebridge app.

Microsoft Windows

  • Price: Only available with Enterprise Subscription. Contact us directly.
  • Version: Microsoft Windows 7 or later, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
  • Processor: 64-bit
  • PPU Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Portable Pilot Units

When aboard a vessel, pilots will normally use a device to acquire position of the vessel and AIS data for nearby vessels. PPU units vary a great deal along a wide range of factors, however they can be split into 2 groups, AIS Pilot Plugs and Advanced PPU's.

Important: Because of lack of Apple certification, Apple iPads and iPhones in general cannot connect to Bluetooth AIS Pilot Plugs.

AIS Pilot Plugs

AIS Pilot Plugs connect to a standard pilot plug, read the data on the pilot plug connector and transmit it via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to SEAiq. SEAiq supports all AIS Pilot Plugs, including those from the manufacturers listed below. These devices provide access to all navigation data available on the pilot plug.

Some devices supplement data from pilot plug with additional sensors such as Rate-of-Turn (ROT) (which addresses poor quality ROT sensor many vessels have) or a backup GPS in case the vessel position is incorrect.

  • Cenkin. The PILOT CENKIN® AIS Pilot Plug comes in both bluetooth and Wi-Fi models. They work on all supported platforms. Note that Apple iPad and iPhones do not support bluetooth pilot plugs.
  • Navicom Dynamics GyroPilot. This product includes a build-in gyro to provide ROT. It also has a backup GPS in case the vessel GPS is not operating.
  • PilotsTech. The AW2016 is a Wi-Fi model that will work with SEAiq on all supported platforms.
  • AD Navigation ADQ-2. This product includes a built-in gyro to provide ROT.
  • Digital Yacht.
  • Portable Pilots Solutions.

Advanced PPUs

Advanced PPU's provide additional data such as hi-resolution GPS position sensors. These improve on the quality of electronics for many vessels and in some cases allow the pilot to be completely self-contained (not rely on vessel for any sensor data).