Entertainment on the Water

Bringing guests on-board or cruising the waters yourself? Provide countless days of entertainment with these tried and true products in audio, video, and internet. 


Fusion 700 Series Marine Stereo

PROs:

  • Control of Fusion head unit through a Fusion-Link capable MFD
  • Wireless control of the system via iPad or iPhone apps (Wi-Fi required)
  • Clean and simple controls with colour LCD display screen

CONs:

  • Requires a TV or monitor (not supplied) to view video
  • Impacts of having entertainment data on N2K bus unclear
  • Base unit is only IPX5 weatherproofed

KVH Industries TracVision TV1

PROs:

  • NMEA 0183/2000 input for heading and GPS
  • Status indicators provide information about antenna function and power
  • Automatic satellite switching

CONs:

  • Pairing antenna to local service provider receiver may pose difficult when updates on receiver required

Telus Smart Hub

PROs:

  • Internet access up to 7.2 Mbps over 3G and 4G networks
  • Mobility on the water
  • Mobility on the water

CONs:

  • Requires a SIM card and Telus service plan

Lowrance SonicHub Marine Audio Server

PROs:

  • Waterproof dock protects player
  • Two-zone music control
  • Control iPod or iPhone with HDS MFD

CONs:

  • Requires a Lowrance HDS display
  • Requires 12V DC electrical system
  • IPX2 weatherproof rated

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

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