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Navionics SonarCharts Live

Navionics and Vexilar have teamed up with their smartphone apps recently and this week they have announced a new product called SonarCharts Live.  This incorporates the depth data gathered from the Vexilar T-Box into the Navionics Boating App to produce accurate real time charting on your tablet or phone.

It will create or update charts for any body of water even if it is not listed on a map. Best of all this is available at a very inexpensive price tag.  Download the app and then order the Vexilar SP200 and you are all set to start making your own custom charts.

A couple other accessories for your tablet to check out are bluetooth GPS receivers and RAM mount cradles.

-Lawren

 

Maretron’s Latest in Vessel Monitoring

The TSM800 is an 8” dedicated touchscreen that comes preloaded with Maretron’s N2KView® vessel monitoring and control software. The N2KView® software allows you to configure as many favorite screens as you want with exactly the information you want to see. The TSM800 provides an extremely simple touch interface for monitoring and controlling critical systems from anywhere on the vessel.

The TSM800 is ruggedized for marine use and includes a solid state disk drive to withstand the pounding associated with waves. Since the TSM800 only dissipates 20 watts, there is no need for internal cooling fans that are noisy and wear out causing electronics to overheat and fail. The TSM800 can be mounted outside given the high bright screen and waterproof front.

As an alternative to controlling the TSM800 through the touch screen, the TSM800 includes two USB ports for connecting keyboards, mouse, or trackballs. The TSM800 also has an Ethernet port for communicating with an NMEA 2000® network through Maretron’s Internet Protocol Gateway (IPG100). Although the TSM800 comes pre-installed with the N2KView® software, a separately purchased license plugged into the IPG100 is required.  The Ethernet port is also used for connecting Internet Protocol (IP) cameras for viewing within the N2KView® software.

2012 Toronto International Boat Show

The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012.  This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!

You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics.  We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.

Some of the highlights that we will have on display include the Simrad NSS, Garmin auto-routing chartplotters, and Maretron NMEA2000 networking products.

Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.

Be sure to come by the show and visit the Radioworld booth in Hall G, Booth 458

See you there…

-Lawren

Simrad NSS is Here

As I mentioned last week we have been expecting a Simrad NSS-8 demo model to display…well its here!  And what a unit this is!  Simrad hit the nail on the head with this one.  The hybrid touch screen and keypad interface makes this unit very easy and quick to use.

We have the unit loaded with a Navionics Platinum+ chart and StructureScan!  Come and take a look at this unit for yourself and see what its all about!

-Lawren