According to one of the fish-finder guru’s on THT – The Furuno DFF1-UHD Chirp unit is now shipping in the USA. We look forward to hearing more about that compared to Simrad, Raymarine & Garmin Chirp sounders.
It was about time as the Furuno crowd was getting impatient
It seems like Simrad USA (to my knowledge so far only USA) have started killing their reputation. Suddenly without warning – they have started taking things out of the Simrad NSS boxes – without telling the customers, modifying manuals or updating shipping boxes.
So they have started removing mounting brackets and video cables from the boxes. The boxes still mention their are in there – and the ONLINE PDF manual still says they are in there. Continue reading Simrad NSS GOOF
The PC Navigation specialists – Nobeltec – has released their iPad Navigation application – Nobletec TimeZero.
Compared to Navionics, Jeppesen Plan2Nav and Garmin BlueChart Mobile – the NobleTech TimeZero uses raster charts – where the others use vector charts. It means the charts look more polished – and more like paper charts. But it also means when you rotate the charts or use 3D projection – numbers and text will not be “the right way” up for you to read them.
I almost overlooked this – but Maretron has released the Maretron SMS100 SMS/Mobile text Gateway & alarm module.
With the SMS100 installed – and paired with a Maretron Display – you can configure alarms for data on the NMEA 2000 network. The SMS100 can then relay the alarms to your mobile phone via SMS/Text messages.
Garmin has just (finally) released a new version of the iDevice (iPad/iPhone) BlueChart Mobile. The new version is 1.3
The new stuff:
Garmin quatix watch support – you can transfer routes, waypoints and tracks – including the virtual staring line for the quatix watch. Garmin – better late than never….. but that was about time. Now lets see if Garmin Connect support is coming any time soon…..
GPSMAP 8000 series support –
New grouping function – create lists where you can group routes, waypoints, catches and tracks making it easier to organise your data