Island Time 1,082 Posted April 17, 2015 Share Posted April 17, 2015 I've been working on a marine PC out of the USA. It can speak either NMEA0183 or 2000. It comes with a long range WiFi antenna, and a small one for a boat intranet - that is a WiFi access point for the boat, for those who don't know. This allows the connection of any WiFi device to the boat's WiFi, AND the sharing of the long range connection if available. The PC draws only 10w!! The touchscreen (15") another 20w. That makes this more power efficient than many laptops, and better than many plotters. The PC can broadcast any of the instrument data provided to it over the wifi, enabling you to use your tablet/phone/PC/Mac whatever with any software you prefer. Here is a pic of it sharing data with OpenCPN on the main PC, the Wireless Netbook, and the Andriod Nexus 7. Cool! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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