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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    It looks like the new B&G system incorporates some older Simrad equipment (the analog displays) and still doesn’t use NMEA 2000. What’s with that? How much is new, how much is product line rationalization?

  2. Kees says:

    I had the opportunity to see the new B&G H3000 system at METS.
    The H3000 CPU is a straight drop-in replacement of the older ones. I guess you could use your old sensors with it.
    The analog displays actually use _ONLY_ simnet/N2K to connect. These can be used with any NMEA 2000 data source. You cannot therefore connect these to a H2000 CPU. The new displays use glass instead of plastic, so they don’t crack in harsh sunlight environments (carribean etc) according to the representative I spoke to.
    The digital displays use both fastnet (B&G) and/or simnet/N2K. They use bonded displays, so no more fogging up and better sunlight viewing.
    Look-and-feel is a mix between B&G and Simrad. Just look at the keys on the digital displays and compare to Simrad.
    The new Simrad WR20 Remote Commander is not compatible, unfortunately.

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