Wireless Connectivity

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The Relationship Between Marine Electronics and Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is becoming more prominent throughout marine electronics. Its uses range from allowing the leisure boat user to access internet-based entertainment, through to enabling commercial ship operators to monitor navigational data away from the ship.Wi-Fi itself was invented and released to consumers in 1997 and allowed two megabytes per second of data to be transferred wirelessly between devices. Over its 22-year history, Wi-Fi has developed in many ways. We are now in the age of Wi-Fi 6…

Zeus3 chartplotter showing alternative PredictWind routing. (Photo: B&G)

B&G Updates Chartplotters with Weather Services

B&G, a sailing navigation and instrument specialist, has announced new software updates that will bring PredictWind weather services direct to Zeus and Vulcan chartplotter range. The online forecasting service provides the latest weather and sailing information to sailors all around the world. The software update will enable sailors with PredictWind accounts to plan routes in seconds using PredictWind data such as wind, swell, rain, cloud, isobar and air temperature information directly on a B&G chartplotter.

Simrad GO9 XSE (Photo: Simrad)

Simrad Releases GO9 XSE

The Simrad GO9 XSE is the latest addition to the GO Series systems. Packed full of features, it has intuitive, multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar and easy to use. Boaters can view charts, add waypoints and see key information on a large 9-inch screen. Additionally, the GO9 XSE is fully compatible with Simrad Broadband 3G/4G Radar systems, SiriusXM weather/radio (U.S. Only) and features an internal 10 Hz GPS receiver, StructureScan HD and CHIRP Sonar for excellent fishfinding…

Lowrance HOOK-4 fishfinderchartplotter, with powerful CHIRP and DownScan Imaging features, will be offered as exclusive navigation option on all 2017 Crest I, Crest II, Crest II Fish and Crest II Select boats. Photo Simrad

Simrad, Crest Pontoons Ink Partnership Deal

In an exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoons, Simrad GO5 XSEmultifunction displays will be offered as the standard navigation system on all 2017 Caliber, Classic, Caribbean, Continental and Savannah boats. Loaded with today’s latest boating technologies, the Simrad GO5 XSE features a super-bright multi-touch display, internal 10 Hz GPS receiver, StructureScan HD and CHIRP Sonar, autopilot integration/control, engine data monitoring, full audio entertainment integration with SonicHub 2…

the standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder—GO7

Simrad Debuts GO7 Multi-touch Display

Simrad Yachting announced today the release of the GO7 standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder. Offering boaters an affordable option for electronic navigation, the feature-packed GO7 is an ideal fit for RIBs, runabouts and cruisers, providing quick and easy access to the vital information boaters require to safely maximize their time on the water. The highly customizable user interface allows boaters to easily navigate through displays – even in the toughest offshore conditions.

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Simrad Teams with Chris-Craft

Simrad Yachting has entered into a new agreement with Chris-Craft which entails enables Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge navigation systems to be offered on the Catalina 34 model of Chris-Craft center console powerboats. A new design for Chris-Craft, the Catalina 34 is the largest of the Catalina center console line and will incorporate the latest technology while maintaining the builder’s signature style. Powered by triple Mercury Verado outboard engines, the boat will include digital switching and Mercury VesselView integration that delivers over 30 engine parameters…

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Navionics Improves Detail of Boaters' Charts

Cartography Leader Now Accepts Multiple Sonar Log Formats Enhancing Award-Winning Platform. Navionics has  announced a new development in its SonarCharts high definition bathymetry map. Now compatible with sonar log data formats from leading echosounder and GPS chartplotter manufacturers Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G in addition to Humminbird and Garmin, with wireless connectivity for supported devices, Navionics said it makes it easier than ever for users to share sonar recordings which improve SonarCharts  for future trips.

Simrad Yacthing Offers Wireless Networking Solution

Simrad Yachting announced the availability of its wireless networking solution, GoFree Wireless. Combining user-friendly mobile software and rugged marine-grade hardware, the GoFree Wireless solution consists of the GoFree Viewer and Control App, and the Simrad WIFI-1 wireless gateway. Enabling wireless connectivity between Simrad NSS Multifunction Displays (MFD) and tablets, mobile phones and computers, GoFree Wireless offers boaters an exciting new level of navigational control.