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Old 03-19-2017, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Simrad Halo talking to Garmin

I have two Garmin 8212 installed and I was gonna buy a GMR242 (Garmin 4kw Radar) although the radar would be on the same level as where I would stand on my tower, so I was gonna buy the Fantom(4kw but 40w pulse), but thats like 7.5k compared to like 5k, I was wondering if I bought a Simrad Halo(Simrad's "Fantom") for 4k if I could connect my Halo to my Garmin MFDs and have them work together, or would I need to buy a Simrad NSS and connect my Halo to that then have the NSS talk to the Garmin to get the radar displayed on my Garmin

I am just wondering if my Halo could be displayed on my Garmins

This would be where my radar would be and where I would stand on my tower



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Old 03-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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answer is a straightforward 'no'
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #3
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Why? They are both NMEA2K which is the whole point of it right?
"NMEA 2000 is meant to be "plug and play" to allow devices made by different manufacturers to communicate with each other."
is that not correct?
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Why? They are both NMEA2K which is the whole point of it right?
"NMEA 2000 is meant to be "plug and play" to allow devices made by different manufacturers to communicate with each other."
is that not correct?
NMEA will not share images...it is for digital data.
Images use Ethernet.

And all Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Raymarine radars can only be used with their own systems...and cannot display radar images with other manufactures units.

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NMEA will not share images...it is for digital data.


And all Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Raymarine radars can only be used with their own systems...and cannot display radar images with other manufactures units.
But am I right in thinking that a Garmin chartplotter can talk to a Simrad autopilot through NMEA2000 for route navigation?
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But am I right in thinking that a Garmin chartplotter can talk to a Simrad autopilot through NMEA2000 for route navigation?
Yes all you are sharing over the N2K network is data (waypoints)
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But am I right in thinking that a Garmin chartplotter can talk to a Simrad autopilot through NMEA2000 for route navigation?
There are two types of networks involved in sharing data.

In laymans terms, simple low bandwidth data is shared via the NMEA2000 network eg - GPS data used for route navigation or control of trolling motors and audio systems. Digital depth numbers. Not sonar or map screens.

More heavy bandwidth data - like mapping, sonar screens radar etc - can only be shared over the ethernet network. Each manufacturer uses their own proprietary protocols for ethernet. Which is why this kind of stuff cant be shared across brands (except Simrad and Lowrance which are both Navico products)
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Sad but true, only basic data can be shared over N2K. If you want fully integrated electronics, best to stay with a single provider.
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Think of it like this, numerical and digital data will share via NMEA 2000, imagery, either radar or Sounder/ fishfinding is shared via proprietary means even if connection is similar to Ethernet.
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I am gonna assume this is a "No" but if I connect the units with Ethernet can it then work?
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NO!
Garmin radar to Garmin
Simrad radar to Simrad
Furuno radar to Furuno
Raymarine radar to Raymarine
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[QUOTE=tommy099431;10088740]I am gonna assume this is a "No" but if I connect the units with Ethernet can it then work?[/QUOT
No
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You could add a Simrad radar display to you network

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The R2009 is ideal for you.
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