Winter 2011 Innovative Navigation Products

Is your navigation system due for an upgrade? These innovative navigation products will get you from point A to point B, and everywhere in between, with confidence.


Hemisphere GPS Compass

PROs:

  • Highly accurate GPS positioning
  • Accurate heading sensor
  • RS232 and RS422 connectivity

CONs:

  • Mount must be purchased separately

Furuno RD33 Instrument Display

PROs:

  • Enhanced data legibility
  • Customizable display format
  • Supports CAN bus, N2K, and 0183 interfaces

CONs:

  • Does not support translation of all NMEA 2000 or 0183 data
  • Because of secondary T connection, device is not N2K compliant
  • Optional adaptor bezel is required when replacing the older RD30

Digital Yacht BOATraNET Wireless Server

PROs:

  • Password-protected local wireless network access
  • High-power Wi-Fi adapter to connect to marina Wi-Fi HotSpot
  • Marina Wi-Fi HotSpot connections are shared over BOATraNet

CONs:

  • Not compatible with all browsers on all devices
  • Does not support N2K
  • Not waterproof

Raymarine i70 Instrument Display

PROs:

  • The first instrument display with AIS repeater
  • Sunlight viewable 4 inch colour wide screen
  • Easy to read customizable instrument pages

CONs:

  • Brand new software (may have program bugs)
  • Adaptor required for SeaTalk1 and N2K
  • Requires a separate N2K AIS receiver

Raymarine e7 Network Multifunction Display

PROs:

  • Bright wide HybridTouch display
  • Dual core main processor and dedicated graphic processor
  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity

CONs:

  • New product might need software update
  • Not network compatible with some older MFDs

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