Boundless Communication

Ever leave the docks wishing you had sent out that urgent email or text message? These range of products offer connectivity offshore while you cruise, worry free.   


Garmin Helm and Marine Wi-Fi Adapter Kit

PROs:

  • Record button in the app to save a video of the chartplotter display to your mobile device
  • Power options for 120/240VAC or 12/24VDC
  • Includes 2 Power Over Ethernet (POE) injectors for use with AC or DC

CONs:

  • No Android support

Simrad GoFree Wireless Technology

PROs:

  • Multiple mobile devices can view and control the MFD
  • Create custom apps using the open protocol wireless solution
  • Send NMEA 0183 data to apps that support a TCP/IP link

CONs:

  • No technical support for 3rd party WiFi access points
  • GoFree Toolkit (N2K) will not be supported until RTM 3.0 release

Maretron SMS100

PROs:

  • • Programmable alerts (alarms or warnings)
  • Six band GSM modem
  • Easily interchangeable mini-SIM card

CONs:

  • Only works with Maretron devices

Intellian v60G VSAT communications system

PROs:

  • Built in GPS for fast satellite acquisition
  • Gyro free satellite search capability
  • Uplogix compatible

CONs:

  • Monthly rates for broadband services can be expensive

NautiCloud Wifi Range Explorer

PROs:

  • Easy to install (just need to mount, power and connect)
  • Personalized Wifi network onboard
  • High-powered Wifi network link offboard (up to 5 miles)

CONs:

  • New technology that is not fully developed yet

Delorme inReach SE

PROs:

  • Free Earthmate App for tablets and smartphones
  • Colour screen with predictive text
  • Waterproof/dustproof IP67

CONs:

  • Cannot show maps, tracks, and routes

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