Tablet computer for Navigation - Page 13 - SailNet Community
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #121 of 124 Old 03-27-2012
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,559
Thanks: 6
Thanked 137 Times in 134 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Tablet computer for Navigation

"I realize this, but did not want to advise designing a system with a whole lot more than 500mA coming out of a 12v USB adapter."
Supplying more than the minimum can't hurt, except for the adapter itself consuming a bit more power and that's a "maybe". No telling how smart any adapter is, or if it is dc-to-dc or an analog regulator in there. And if someone DOES plug in an iPhone or a Droid, the extra power means it will just charge faster.

"While Raymarine may only "speak" SeaTalk (of various generations), many of their autopilots have input terminals to "listen" to non-proprietary NMEA."
Yes, but since he asked for something to speak SeaTalk to his autopilot, I'm rashly assuming his autopilot only speaks SeaTalk.

Ray-whatever they are calling themselves this week, is making a big fuss over their new displays that supposedly will integrate all sorts of toys directly with WiFi and BT, giving you a "wireless boat" and local hotspot. Which sounds all wonderful in theory, but I'm thinking, imagine a dozen boats all trying to be in the same place (as usual) during a race, and they've all got wireless systems, and now...maybe they're going to start getting confused about what's on which boat.

Oh yes, I see great potential in there. Helmsman, navigator, tactician, onboard hacker perhaps?

Or, maybe Ray will release an iApp, at an appropriate price that doesn't undercut their own market.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 124 Old 03-27-2012
Senior Member
 
TakeFive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 3,171
Thanks: 7
Thanked 85 Times in 75 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Tablet computer for Navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
...Yes, but since he asked for something to speak SeaTalk to his autopilot, I'm rashly assuming his autopilot only speaks SeaTalk..
I think he wants his iPad to be able send commands to his autopilot. He probably mentioned Seatalk because that's the only jargon he's heard about for Raymarine. I assumed that he doesn't care what language it is, as long as it works.

Either way, the suggestions are out there now, and he can use them as he wishes.

It's easy to be cynical about all the new product offerings. I'm just happy maximizing the utility of what I currently have. When it breaks and needs replacement, I'll start worrying about what new stuff is available.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
TakeFive is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #123 of 124 Old 03-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Familycruisers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 137
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Tablet computer for Navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by RhythmDoctor View Post
I think he wants his iPad to be able send commands to his autopilot. He probably mentioned Seatalk because that's the only jargon he's heard about for Raymarine. I assumed that he doesn't care what language it is, as long as it works.

Either way, the suggestions are out there now, and he can use them as he wishes.

It's easy to be cynical about all the new product offerings. I'm just happy maximizing the utility of what I currently have. When it breaks and needs replacement, I'll start worrying about what new stuff is available.
Agreed, work with what you got.
If I'm buying new no way is Raymarine or Garmin getting my business. It better chart, plot, control auto pilot, surf the net, watch tv and movies. If it isnt a multi tasker, I have no need for it anymore.
I love tech and the marine manufactors are behind the curve imo.

S/V Never Land
Westerly Centaur
Familycruisers is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #124 of 124 Old 07-02-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Tablet computer for Navigation

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomperanteau View Post
MX Mariner looks like a rip off of OpenCPN. Perhaps they have used parts of the code in porting over. Would be a shame of this were true and they are asking $7 to download it.

I'll stick with navigating using OpenCPN, and USB puck, and my laptop or netbook.
Hi, I'm the developer of MX Mariner and also a contributor to the Opencpn.org project. MX Mariner does not share any code with OpenCPN... yet. However, I do plan on posibly integrating some code when I get to supporting vector charts and AIS. MX Mariner does look similar to OpenCPN since I'm borrowing the icons. On the other hand, I contributed the icons to OpenCPN a few years back with the help of the KDE Oxygen icon project. So, to answer this, MX Mariner is in no way a rip off. In fact the core of MX Mariner is open source and published on my git hub account. I hope this clears things up.

Will
Familycruisers likes this.
manimaul is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Computer Setup for Navigation / Instruments Colinkites2000 Electronics 1 08-14-2010 03:52 PM
A Navigation System for Your Notebook Computer Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 11-14-1999 07:00 PM
A Navigation System for Your Notebook Computer Jim Sexton Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-14-1999 07:00 PM
Selecting Computer Navigation Software Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 10-29-1999 08:00 PM
Selecting Computer Navigation Software Jim Sexton Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-29-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome