Originally Posted by GrahamO
So they 'talk' to one another but they certainly don't appear to make good use of that fact. I'm guessing that alternative MFD's will be able to display Raymarine data as effectively as the Raymarine MFD via NMEA.
Interestingly where this leaves me is that there appears to be little functional advantage in sticking to a single vendor for instrumentation so I might be able to go with that broadband radar after all......
Please let me know if I am missing something here.
Well, if you get a simrad MFD you can do without the Autopilot control head altogether and save some $$. Or have both and have a little redundancy in case one died. So there is actually an advantage to sticking to one MFR, as long as it's Simrad