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  • Commented on Raymarine Axiom & LH3, a little fishing & then the install
    Thanks, Gregy, the Dahua ONVIF camera compatibility is great to know about. I'm not sure how they'd hold up in a marine environment, but it's not a big expense to experiment: http://amzn.to/2tgm1Bk I also meant to say that I saw...
  • Commented on Raymarine Axiom & LH3, a little fishing & then the install
    Paul, I think that Raymarine supports both their own SeaTalkNG connector/cable system and the standard N2K connector/cable system (while the data and 12v power doesn't know the difference). For a while now their MFDs have shipped with a short adaptor...
  • Commented on Raymarine Axiom & LH3, a little fishing & then the install
    PS, Evan, I recall now that Garmin is fussy about the POE used to power many IP cameras: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/Camera_Integration_Guide_EN.pdf I am using a little Raymarine supplied POE injector box in the install above, but Ray does not require an additional...
  • Commented on Raymarine Axiom & LH3, a little fishing & then the install
    Hi Evan, I'm way behind with installs and testing but maybe can try that eventually. I believe that both Garmin and Raymarine use the IP camera standard Onvif to some degree, but have also heard that there are devils in...
  • Posted Raymarine Axiom & LH3, a little fishing & then the install to Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub

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    There is understandable grumbling about how Raymarine's new 7-, 9- and 12-inch Axiom multifunction displays shipped (somewhat late) without several significant features that Ray plans to deliver with a software update at a yet unspecified date. But I'm fairly confident that the longer term story is rosy. After two days of fishing with beta MFDs in Florida and installing a test Axiom 7 myself, I'm impressed with both the hardware and the new LightHouse 3 interface, and I'll be surprised if the missing features and more don't fill in nicely. Let's take a glass-at-least-half-full look at this major product line change...

  • Commented on Is it true news that "NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts"?
    StarPath Navigation put up a great page of links to NOAA chart assets that aren't always easy to find: http://www.starpath.com/getcharts/ I'm also impressed with David Burch's new book about vector charts, called an "Introduction to Electronic Chart Navigation" (which I...
  • Commented on Garmin to Nexus
    From Garmin: "This poster just needs to spend some time with the Race software on a PC setting up the GND10. It’s a pretty simple process and Garmin Support can walk him through it. The challenge as a manufacture when...
  • Commented on Garmin GST43 to B&G Triton 2
    From Garmin: "The GST43 will need to have a Garmin product installed on the NMEA bus to run the calibration process and start sending speed data. This could be a GMI20,GNX or Chartplotter. Once the cal process has been ran...
  • Commented on LED headlamp beanie, your boat may need one
    Bob M. sent me a nice photo of him sporting an LED Beanie just gifted to him "on behalf of his two-year-old." Happy Father's Day to all....
  • Commented on Maretron N2K tank level calibration, nice!
    Sorry no, Peter and Johan, the Garmin GND10 can not help you configure Maretron's or any other brand's sensors....
  • Commented on Can I update NMEA2000 device firmware using a Raymarine MFD?
    Sorry, Peter, firmware updating over NMEA 2000 is almost entirely brand specific. However, Garmin does have a tool for your situation: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/67781...
  • Commented on DeLorme inReach gets weather & goes to Cuba
    Single-handed Charlie was already beating his fully crewed transAtlantic average but now his speed has picked up. When I asked via inReach if he'd turned on the afterburners, he replied: "Oh yeah! Sailing on a broad reach in 27-30 kts...
  • Commented on AMEC Camino 701 Class A AIS, first with a nearly complete NMEA 2000 interface
    Interesting! Milltech is now taking orders for an AMEC SOTDMA Class B AIS that just received FCC and USCG: http://www.milltechmarine.com/AMEC-WideLink-B600-Class-B-SOTDMA-AIS-Transponder_p_392.html Meanwhile I'm testing the SRT/EM-Trak SOTDMA Class B... http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/06/sotdma_class_b_ais_the_new_middle_way.html ...and while I don't have the boat speed (or local traffic)...
  • Commented on BAM! Raymarine Axiom MFDs, LightHouse 3, RealVision 3D sonar & FLIR M100/200 ClearCruise
    Thanks, Jim. Good point and good intel! It did seem fairly obvious that the first Axioms are intended to replace the all touch (though you can add remote keypad eventually) aSeries, and that a hybrid Axiom would be next, probably...
  • Commented on Is it true news that "NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts"?
    Dang, I got confused again, but the news is good, Grant. The format of the Simrad C-Map card I have with a raster chart layer is called C-MAP MAX-N+, not 4D Max+. Here are the product details here: http://lightmarine.c-map.com/marine-navigation/chart-plotters/c-map-max-n The...
  • Commented on SRT acquires Class B AIS patent, consequences uncertain
    Reversal! Garmin is claiming quite a victory: http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-prevails-navico-patent-dispute But maybe Navico will weigh in? This subject is also being discussed on the Forum, which is probably a better spot for it: http://www.panbo.com/forum/2017/06/garmin-wins.html...
  • Commented on Garmin Wins
    Yes, Garmin is pretty happy about that decision: http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-prevails-navico-patent-dispute But I'm not sure how you know which company is in the right about this matter. I've been posting Garmin vs Navico updates on this other patent issue entry thread... http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/07/srt_acquires_class_b_ais_patent_consequences_uncertain.html...
  • Commented on Is it true news that "NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts"?
    I was semi wrong about Simrad multifunction displays using NOAA raster charts. They can, but neither source is currently available. The $10 Fugawi Aboard download that used to be available at Navico's Insight Store... http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/03/raymarine_chart_store_the_lighthouse_format_go_international.html ...is not available at the...
  • Commented on DeLorme inReach gets weather & goes to Cuba
    Charlie wrote up his looong Atlantic crossing... http://wavetrain.net/the-lunacy-report/788-new-lunacy-transat-phase-three,-big-jump-to-bermuda ...and also made his inReach MapShare public: https://share.garmin.com/Lunacy Lunacy may start making tracks toward Newport today, single handed....
  • Commented on LED headlamp beanie, your boat may need one
    So in the interest of research -- and having an LED beanie ready both at home and on the boat -- I purchased a Panther Vision Powercap, and the LEDs and battery/switch module appears to be exactly the same. Also...
  • Commented on BAM! Raymarine Axiom MFDs, LightHouse 3, RealVision 3D sonar & FLIR M100/200 ClearCruise
    What model Fusion are you using, Anon? I don't know for sure, but the problem may be that your Fusion only supports the original Fusion-Link NMEA 2000 messages and not the newer standard N2K messages. I fear that what looked...
  • Posted LED headlamp beanie, your boat may need one to Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub

    Ben_w_LL_Bean_LED_Beanie_cPanbo.jpgThis LED beanie has gotten a lot of use since a knowing Secret Santa gifted it to me at our family Chrismakah celebration, and I think it would make an excellent Father's Day gift for many dads I know. Or maybe you just need to buy one for yourself, in which case the magic words apply: "I need it for the boat"...

  • Commented on Is it true news that "NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts"?
    Thanks, Coquina. I was definitely wrong about the pilot part, but I already received my comeuppance in comments above....
  • Commented on BAM! Raymarine Axiom MFDs, LightHouse 3, RealVision 3D sonar & FLIR M100/200 ClearCruise
    You might check on the Raymarine tech forum, Leon, but I believe what you envision is the plan. You'd have sideview, downview, 3D and two types of CHIRP sonar on your network. I also believe that Ray hopes to launch...
  • Commented on DeLorme inReach gets weather & goes to Cuba
    Rick, inReach experiences seem to vary widely. I've been using the iOS and Android Earthmate apps with various models for years without significant problems. For at least a solid year, I had an SE powered up and tracking in a...
  • Commented on Engine monitoring via NMEA 2000 (N2K) and an ActiSense EMU-1
    Hi Geoff, my with-gauges EMU-1 install is still working fine (and the configuration program is much improved): http://www.panbo.com/archives/2013/10/actisense_emu-1_analog_engine_gauges_to_nmea_2000_happiness.html I'd check with Actisense about how critical it is where you tee the EMU feed wires into the gauge wires, but if...
  • Commented on NMEA to WiFi gateways: TeamSurv's & FloatHub
    Eian, a NMEA 0183 or 2000 to WiFi gateway can't help you with that. Neither data protocol has the bandwidth for video, or radar or sonar. There's only one marine nav display that can integrate directly with WiFi cameras and...
  • Commented on Is it true news that "NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts"?
    Yipes, Grant, that's a low information dealer. Fugawi has offered NOAA raster charts that work on NSS Evo2 since about 2014, mentioned here: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/06/the_paper_chart_still_the_best.html As of 2015 they became available for download on the GoFree Shop (which is run by...
  • Commented on Simrad NAIS 500 v 400
    Sorry, David, the difference is not obvious to me either. I do see that the GPS antenna on the NAIS 500 is optional, which may be one difference (can't find NAIS 400 manual). That makes some sense as I believe...
  • Commented on NMEA to WiFi gateways: TeamSurv's & FloatHub
    Ahem...someone ought to read the freakin manual. My beta FloatHub web site has a nice countdown timer showing the last data contact from the boat. It's normally gray, but will apparently go to blue if there's been no contact for...
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