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All Sailmon Equipment Improves over time through automatic over-the-air software updates. Download the latest software (v3.1.8) for Windows here. Mac users can download the latest version of Navdesk here and Screenview here if you do not have software installed yet.

Release notes

23-01-2019
v3.1.8

NavDesk and Apps
– Heading calibration with custom tables
– Linear calibration with custom tables
– Show MOB position on the map in NavDesk
– Fix broken detection of some WiFi networks on Windows
– Removed mast height correction

E4 and Screen Software
– Man Overboard now is fully integrated into Sailmon
– New NMEA2000 outputs for Navigation Data, Cross Track Error
– Improved stability of USB WiFi networks
– Support for all 18 Garmin channels on NMEA2000
– Support for Velocity Made on Course (VMC)
– Output Waypoint information over B&G Fastnet
– Support Waypoint bearings in True and Magnetic
– Set position and magnetic bearing in BWC and BWR sentences
– New button actions: MOB, Sleep and Standby modes
– Reduced data consumption for LOGS when boat is not moving
– Extend minimum time of offline data storage to 3 days
– Forward rudder angles from external Processors
– Increase update rate of some NMEA2000 outputs
– Preset switching when boat is Docked or in MOB
– More consistent preset switching of Screens
– Improved data consistency to avoid rare jumps in Wind angles
– Fix for start timer potentially not in sync with GPS
– Fix timers showing -0:00:00 for a moment
– Fix wrong values in first two custom Expedition channels
– Fix wrong date reading from WTP Fastout
– Fix potential data loss when LOGS storage is full

 

30-10-2018
v3.1.7

NavDesk and Apps
– Initial support for 7-segment screen element

E4 and Screen Software
– Automatic backup of Sailmon settings before every update
– Add ShipModul to known NMEA2000 manufacturers
– Support receiving Leeway over NMEA0183 LWY sentence
– Fix server crash when Value configuration is empty
– Fix output of distance to waypoint in BWC sentence

 

19-10-2018
v3.1.6

NavDesk and Apps
– Support inverted colors for specific Screen elements
– Refresh the voltages and lux in the Update screen
– Fix missing error message when firmware download fails
– Fix wrong sensors shown as selected during calibration
– Fix selection of wind sensors as external Processor

E4 and Screen Software
– Smoother power-on dimming for Screens
– Fixed startup issues in Screens and recover automatically
– Improved handling of power supply drops and surges
– Support for passing Heel from an external Processor
– Support for sending basic Waypoint information over NMEA0183
– Reduced minor internet traffic caused by Screens to zero
– Fix reading of Bearing to Waypoint from true or magnetic sources
– Fix wrong unit conversions in WTP Fastout data
– Fix wrong calculation of the magnetic Startline bearing

 

14-08-2018
v3.1.5

NavDesk and Apps
– Complete redesign of 3D wind calibration tables
– Added scroll bars to make mouse navigation easy
– Manage Sailmon systems with more than 30 screens
– Support playing multiple videos streams again
– Improved scaling of ScreenView and CrewView on iOS
– Fix the broken Start instrument for mobile apps
– Fix showing on-screen keyboard in the center
– Fix NavDesk crash after BS calibration run
– Fix showing no data when the network times out
– E4 Software

E4 Software
– Improved performance when serving many screens
– Fix potential failure to change existing TWS table entries

 

27-08-2018
v3.1.4

NavDesk and Apps
– Integrate device updates into NavDesk
– Remove the obsolete UpdateTool
– Offset calibration for Aft depth sensor
– Improved startup time and app performance
– Sorting of points in the 3D boatspeed calibration
– Remove gaps between elements with certain resolutions
– Reduced power consumption for E-Ink displays
– Automatic detection on E-Ink devices in ScreenView
– Support running NavDesk over Windows Remote Desktop
– Fix video streaming on Sailmon screens
– Fix restoring settings from a backup
– Fix wrong min / max values shown in 2DPlots
– Fix confusing checkmarks shown in Output setup
– Fix scaling issues of ScreenView on iOS
– Fix press and hold ScreenView navigation on iOS
– Fix overwriting values in the wind instrument
– Fix a jumping windex arrow in the wind instrument
– Fix compass colors for the Pirates style

E4 Software
– Heading and other values will not show 360 any more
– Avoid switching to Prestart when the E4 is restarted
– Fix use of backlight group 1 for all unconfigured screens
– Fix firmware updates from very old software versions
– Fix hang if a system update is interrupted before it can start
– Fix resetting the Sailmon display font back to standard

 

16-06-2018
v3.1.3:

NavDesk and Apps
– E-Ink mode for ScreenView
– Use your custom Fonts on Sailmon displays
– Simpler Load Cell calibration tables
– Faster switching between Display presets
– Improved UI consistency across platforms
– Improved scaling of ScreenView on high resolutions
– Fix wrong plot shown in 3D boats speed calibration
– Fix showing the Sailmon Logo on E-Ink screens
– Fix possible crash during Display commissioning
– Fix short NavDesk hangs when loosing the network connection
– Android: new Material style app icons

E4 Software
– Fix changing of Address or Port of UDP data Outputs
– Fix for loosing the data Output configuration

Known issues
– New Gauge element is select-able in NavDesk but not shown on Screens

 

22-06-2018
v3.1.2:

NavDesk and Apps
– Improved performance and startup time
– Boat speed calibration shows the applied correction value
– Fix wrong Trip information shown on the Dashboard
– Fix display comissioning when no displays are connected
– Fix several scaling issues
– E4 Software

– Ground Wind is more stable when the boat is not moving
– True Wind is more stable in very low wind conditions
– Reduced noise in SOG and COG data
– Automatic start and stop of Trips
– Recording of Total distance traveled over Water and Ground
– Output the battery supply voltage measured by the E4
– Support for sending GPS position to B&G Fastnet
– Fix output of Remote and Linear channels to B&G H3000 displays
– Fix unstable results during tacks when TWD filter is enabled

 

08-06-2018
v3.1.1:

NavDesk and Apps
– New row in the TWA calibration table for Asym. Downwind sailing.
– Fix boat name not set correctly during commissioning
– Fix showing the calibrated Downwind acceleration value
– E4 Software

– Support for using Leeway angle measured by NMEA2000 sensors
– Support for reading NMEA2000 Load Cells from Diverse
– Improved formatting of Garmin NMEA2000 custom channels
– Fix identification of NMEA2000 load cells from Diverse Yachts
– Fix reading of Expedition Delta Target Boatspeed
– Fix formatting of Heeling output on Fastnet

 

22-05-2018
v3.1.0:

NavDesk and Apps
– Added separate Aft Depth sensor selection and output
– Fix issues calibrating Load cells the first time
– On Android: The Back button is now useful in all apps
– On iOS: Fix changing instruments in ScreenView

E4 Software
– New outputs for Theoretical Wind for use on starting vessels
– Improved interpolation for TWA calibration tables
– Support for using Leeway angle measured by NMEA2000 sensors
– Support for reading NMEA2000 Load Cells from Diverse
– Fix wrong results in Ground Wind calculations since 3.0.9
– Fix Deck Wind TWS and TWA not being calculated
– Fix wrong GPS date read from certain NMEA0183 devices
– Fix broken Sailmon LOGS connections in some cases

 

04-05-2018
v3.0.9:

NavDesk and Apps
– Fix broken configuration of Output interfaces
– Fix connecting the E4 with your Sailmon LOGS account
– Added link to LOGS account password reset
– Allow selection of additional variables send to LOGS
– ScreenView and CrewView are fullscreen on Android

E4 Software
– Improved streaming of incoming raw sensor data
– Fix display format of Timers send to B&G Fastnet

Known issues:
– Raw sensor data streaming is will stop working for 3.0.8 and older
– Calibration tables for Linear Boxes not in this release

 

24-04-2018
v3.0.8:

NavDesk and Apps
– Calibration tables for Load Cells, including graphs
– Improved status feedback when connecting to LOGS
– Showing raw sensor data in NavDesk is more stable
– Better Parallel Universe behavior when starting / stopping
– Removed Turn Rate offset calibration
– Background color of virtual screens can be changed
– Fix changing of data output mapping from mobile devices
– Fix ScreenView crash when chosen instrument was deleted

E4 Software
– Output the user-defined names in Garmin Custom NMEA2000 channels
– Improved performance when replaying over 1000 data points per second
– New uncalibrated output values for: BS, Course, Heading, Heel, Pitch
– New output value: Predicted Course
– Change default unit for (Load Cell) forces to Tonnes
– Fix hang of Sailmon LOGS in unstable networks
– Fix crash in calculations when replaying certain Parallel Universe files

Known issues:
– Calibration tables for Linear Boxes not in this release

 

14-04-2018
v3.0.7:

Changes in v3.0.7:
– Fix NavDesk user login not using production server
– Fix crashes in NavDesk after loosing connection to the E4
– Fix crash when deleting screens during commissioning
– Faster discovery of new screens during commissioning
– ParallelUniverse can replay using the current time (instead of stored GPS time)

Known issues:
– see Bug-tracker and 3.0.6
– Devices with the internal “-test” or “-calc-test” versions need manual updates

 

11-04-2018
v3.0.6:

NavDesk
– The NavDesk window can now use the full screen
– Show more trip information on the NavDesk dashboard
– Allow full 180° calibration range for Heel and Trim
– Allow setting boat name and image for Sailmon LOGS
– When configuring LOGS, NavDesk links users to their E4
– Fix using NavDesk on Windows devices with a touchscreen
– Fix some occasional crashes of NavDesk on Windows
– Fix selection of NMEA0183 sentences for output via UDP
– Fix broken boat speed calibration wizards

E4 software
– Verify and improve TWA and TWD calculations
– Correct offset error in current calculations
– Limit estimation of the maximum Leeway
– Fixed optimum calculations sometimes jumping to zero
– Fix output of Course over water, had no data before
– Input and output of the NMEA0183 sentence $PASHR
– Fix Heel and Pitch outputs exchanged for NMEA2000
– New output value: Predicted boat speed
– New output values: for Raw Ground Wind

Known issues:
– No calibration tables yet for Linear channels and Load cells
– Fastnet Linear and Remote channels only work on H5000 systems
– Linear and Remote channels are not usable when replacing an H3000

 

21-03-2018
v3.0.5:

– No registration required any more for using Sailmon Logs with an E4
– Sharing of E4 information with Logs (serial, versions, last connection)
– Improved precision of logged GPS positions
– Start NavDesk again after device updates are complete
– Increased number of configurable Sailmon displays to 20
– Fix Next Mark Bearing input from Expedition
– Support for proper screen output on Element 7 displays
– Support for reading new OPT light sensor used in latest models
– Automatic boot loader updates for MSC modules
– Reduced boot time of MSC modules by 4 sec
– Development mode for the E4 to allow logging of PU and simulation data

Known issues:
Fastnet Linear and Remote channels only work on H5000 systems
Linear and Remote channels are not usable when replacing an H3000

 

14-03-2018
v3.0.4:

– Output of Garmin proprietary NMEA2000 channels!
– NMEA2000 PGNs output by Sailmon are configurable
– Output of B&G Fastnet Linear and Remote channels (*)
– New separate page for configuring Buttons in NavDesk
– Support for playing video from RTMP streams
– Connectivity and authentication improvements to cloud logging
– Fixes broken calibration of LoadCells in NavDesk
– Fixes broken cloud log interval not running at 1sec

Known issues:
(*) Fastnet Linear and Remote channels only work on H5000 systems for now
(*) Linear and Remote channels are not usable when replacing an H3000 yet

 

07-03-2018
v3.0.3:

– E4 synchronizes stored logs with the cloud
– E4 stores the last 48 hours of logs when offline
– Allow Parallel Universe playback with the E4 Black
– New screen layout for 10 inch in portrait mode
– Added Water Depth and Temperatures to NMEA2000 outputs
– Fixes not showing new style 3D boatspeed calibration in every mode
– Fixes broken calibration for Sailmon WindBox (mounting offset doubled)

 

28-02-2018
v3.0.2:

– Allow using NavDesk without initial login
– Added missing NMEA2000 Wind PGN outputs
– Change NMEA2000 to output Heading as Magnetic
– Fixes broken Heading input when only True Heading is available
– Fixes preset changes via Buttons on individual screens
– Fixes timeout issues when streaming video over RTP
– Fixes log rotation for building raw data recording
– Fixes issue advertising the E4 on every available network

 

2018-01-03
v3.0.1

The New NavDesk major release 3.0.0 now has a dashboard that helps you get an overview of the entire system at a glance. The menu system has been redesigned to help you do more in less time 3D calibration of boat speed now has a 3D visualisation with all other 3D calibrations to folow

 

2017-06-14
v2.1.6

This is a bugfix release while we work on bigger features in the upcoming 2.2 release.

Changes:
– NavDesk, SailmonTool and PolarTool now scale up on high resolution screens
– Fixed failure to discover all NMEA2000 sensors after startup
– No more disconnects when the network hangs for short periods of time
– Improved handling of changing network addresses
– Cloud data logging is now disabled while in Simulation mode
– Devices will reboot reliably when this update is applied
– E4 Firmware Version 1.9
– Fastnet data output does not stop any more after bus faults
– Bit error detection for E4 port inputs

 

2017-05-03
v2.1.5

Changes:
– 3D visualization of TWS, TWA and BS corrections tables
– New data output choice: magnetic COG
– Better scaling of numbers on Sailmon instruments
– Leeway correction is turned on by default
– All data outputs of Sailmon are now filtered according to user choice
– Improved Fastnet data outputs, now includes Heeling
– SailmonTool can scroll through list of instruments
– Various fixes in the NavDesk user interface
– Fixed crash when changing the boat’s draft in NavDesk
– Fixed wrong interval time display for incoming sensor data
– Stability improvements when operating in changing network conditions
– Shorter start-up time and performance enhancements

 

2017-03-22
v2.1.4

Changes:
– Recording and playback of raw sensor data for up to 2h
– Multiple simulation data sources can be chosen
– Enable output of local time with user specified time zone
– Diagnosis shows update rate of sensor outputs
– Allow to select rudder angle sensors as source for mast rotation
– Improved user interface for system settings
– Fixed potential Fastnet heading output above 360 degrees
– E4 Firmware Version 1.8
– More robust supply voltage measurements in E4
– E4 power LED is blinking if supply voltage is outside specification

Known issues:
– Serial data output over SBox not supported since v2.1.3

 

2017-02-21
v2.1.3

Changes:
– Plug-and-play network even without a DHCP server for E4 and Screens
– Improved connectivity feedback in all Sailmon apps
– Implement NMEA0183 serial data output on E4 Port 1
– Allow for multiple serial data outputs at once with E4
– Fixed NMEA0183 heel and trim processing of XDR message
– Fixed hardware reset problems after firmware updates

Known issues:
– Removed support for serial data output over SBox!
– A manual power cycle is required when upgrading the E4 from 2.1.2 or earlier
– Sailmon NMEA2000 sensor updates are only supported with an SBox

 

2017-02-08
v2.1.2

Changes:
– Introduce E4 web interface for network setup
– E4 supports creating Wifi access points via USB dongles
– Raw sensor data is shown reliably during Diagnosis
– Improved network device discovery
– Allow editing of the video playlist
– Fix for serial data corruption errors and instability in E4
– Allow two simultaneous NMEA0183 inputs in E4
– Reduced data input latency and CPU load in E4

Known issues:
– A manual power cycle is required after E4 firmware updates
– Sailmon NMEA2000 sensor updates are only supported with an SBox

 

2016-12-24
v2.1.1

Changes:
– Fixed NMEA2000 network when using an SBox
– Improved handling of serial data inputs in E4
– Show Location / Name of Instruments in Setup Mode
– NavDesk gives feedback about local network connectivity
– Position selection for ScreenViews

 

2016-12-05
v2.1.0

Changes:
– Support for Sailmon Model E4!
– Support for upcoming Sailmon App
– New online data logging and registration on Sailmon360
– Increase precision of GPS time and other timers
– Fixed NMEA2000 data output issues and standard compliance
– Improved long therm stability and full storage prevention
– Multiple NavDesk GUI improvements

 

2016-07-18
v2.0.7

Changes:
– Show board voltage for each device in SailmonTool
– Improved connection stability in bad network conditions
– NavDesk PIN protection for mobile devices
– Various user interface improvements and bug fixes

 

2016-06-10
v2.0.6

Changes:
– Fixed multiple network connectivity issues
– Improved application startup time

 

2016-06-10
v2.0.5

Skipped in favour of 2.0.6. Only the Instrument update is available.

 

2016-04-23
v2.0.4

– Unconfigured screens use backlight group 1 by default
– Remove inconsistency betweeen platforms
– See also v2.0.3 and v2.0.2

 

2016-04-20
v2.0.3

Released on 2016-04-20, but never published to website.

– Fixed multiple issues with backlight groups
– Slight increase in maximum screen brigthness
– Reduce wait time for device discovery in Setup
– See also v2.0.2

 

2016-04-08
v2.0.2

Released on 2016-04-08, but never published to website.

– New PolarTool application
– Allow Backup and Restore of settings
– Fixed bug in selection of server

 

2016-02-24
v2.0.1

– Upgrade to Qt version 5.6
– Fully integrated video playback

 

2016-02-17
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