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Old 11-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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Default Simrad now with Wifi

You can now get WiFi unit for Simrad.
Use a Wifi product (Ipod/Ipad and more) an communicate with our Simrad unit. Its a two-way communication.
Create routes directly on the iPhone / iPad and immediately get the same up to the Simrad unit!
This allows you to operate the radar, sonar, StructureScan! all via wifi products!


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Sounds pretty cool. Do you have any details?
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Sounds pretty cool. Do you have any details?
No, not at det moment.
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Considering Jim is asking for details, where can you 'get it'? I'm intrigued...
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You can now get WiFi unit for Simrad.
Use a Wifi product (Ipod/Ipad and more) an communicate with our Simrad unit. Its a two-way communication.
Create routes directly on the iPhone / iPad and immediately get the same up to the Simrad unit!
This allows you to operate the radar, sonar, StructureScan! all via wifi products!


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Simrad NSS & Lowrance HDS Gen2 will have Wifi option. You will need a GoFree-Wireless module to get wifi in your boat.
Read more here: http://the-a-team1.blogspot.com/2011...-gen-2_08.html
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Awesome option.....can't wait to hear more.
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Glad I didnt pull the trigger on the NSS just yet!!
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Glad I didnt pull the trigger on the NSS just yet!!
From the sound of it, it wouldn't have mattered. It looks like a black box that will connect to your simnet somehow.

Can't get any details from the OP's site because it isn't in english. He may just be trying to "up" his SEO scores.

Or Simrad may have the module in development. Either way, we can't see it yet.

Buy your nss and enjoy.
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Simrad seems to be pushing the envelope.....I love that.

So is Apple with the iPad2 and the smartphone folks with Android software.

That's how things move forward.
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Google translate............

http://the-a-team1.blogspot.com/2011...-gen-2_08.html


New features for HDS Gen2 include:

Faster micro processor (more processing power, better response and faster graphics)
Larger memory capacity.
Real-time StructureMap. The ability to overlap the Structure Scan images on the map image in real time.
Storage Mode of StructureMap. Create detailed overlay of your favorite places to fish for better fish, or for review at sea or on land.
New cosmetic appearance (new colors for the front page, buttons and back.)
Removal of capacitive Flywheel on HDS 8 and 10
Ability to wifi using GoFree-Wireless Module.
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Here's a little more from another website:

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Navico with GoFree wireless solution 28/11/2011
The marine electronics manufacturer, B & G, Simrad Yachting and Lowrance have developed a new concept for wireless communication on board. The GoFree technology enables wireless control of the integrated navigation, entertainment and digital control systems of the three brands.

GoFree was developed over two years as part of extensive research: The aim was to offer customers not only a new technology, but also to provide a flexible and affordable solution.
Owners can GoFree with their wireless router placed anywhere on board and then decide flexibly what components should be integrated into the network. Thus, the advantages of wireless communication can be used without having to resort to individual and costly WiFi technology.
Many sailors and power boaters now use smartphones and tablets also on board. GoFree with the owner, the wireless-enabled devices now use it to control the plotter, and fixed instruments. Data and control elements that are everywhere on board and displayed at any time. Be installed due to the flexibility of the system must GoFree antenna no longer at the card table or at the helm, but can be placed anywhere on board so that optimum communication is ensured.
GoFree is compatible with chartplotters and multifunction displays HDS Lowrance, Simrad NSS, Simrad NSE and NSO Simrad B & G Zeus and is available in spring 2012.
I'm assuming it is losing something in translation. WiFi technology is neither difficult nor expensive.
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Can someone explain what the wifi would be for? I don't own a cell phone yet and am not real technologically gifted, but I don't understand what the point of being able to control the radar with an iphone.
Do you guys have really big boats or towers that makes it hard to walk to the electronics? Maybe that is it. I am only 23' so it wouldn't be any benefit as I could walk to the radar quicker than digging a phone out of my pocket from under my Grunden's.
Maybe this would be really useful for a Cruise ship captain. He wouldn't have to walk so far. But what does it do for the small boat owner? What am I missing?
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Excellent! I think I see where they're going with all this now. Beyond useful onboard integration, I would almost bet within 2 years, stolen electronics will be worthless and a risky venture for crooks.
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Panbo just did an interesting writeup on what this all about.

http://www.panbo.com/archives/2012/0..._revealed.html

As for what you do with it, maybe there is no benefit on a 23 foot boat, but on larger boats there are multiple benefits to having the ability to check in on electronics via a remote screen. Same holds true if I just want to see one data element without having to keep a window open on my chartplotter. NMEA data will be viewable as well as screen interfaces.

For example, maybe the crew in the cockpit wants to see the depthfinder or even just the water temp. It's an easy and portable screen tot he rescue.

Or maybe when I'm lying in my bunk on an overnighter, I don't have to get up to check water temp, or peek at radar, or check the sounder.

I'm not going to hardwire displays everywhere I may need to see data, but it would be nice to have access to it.

Ultimately, it would be nice to have the ability to run the electronics sw on an independent hardware platform of my choice.

Small boats will always be less dependent on multiple or portable screens. But you don't have to get up in size very far before flexibility becomes important.
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Can someone explain what the wifi would be for? I don't own a cell phone yet and am not real technologically gifted, but I don't understand what the point of being able to control the radar with an iphone.
Do you guys have really big boats or towers that makes it hard to walk to the electronics? Maybe that is it. I am only 23' so it wouldn't be any benefit as I could walk to the radar quicker than digging a phone out of my pocket from under my Grunden's.
Maybe this would be really useful for a Cruise ship captain. He wouldn't have to walk so far. But what does it do for the small boat owner? What am I missing?
One big benefit would be wireless integration for electronics. Just wireless adapters on each component and a router. I like the bluetooth route myself. Not as much configuration of components and more secure. WiFi receives and transmits over a much longer distance as well up to 100 feet or so in most cases.
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Anyone hear anything more current on this?
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I'm afraid we will have to wait a few more months before the Go-Free WiFi module is available.

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Still waiting... Simrad is all hush hush on this too...
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Raymarine is already doing it, so hopefully Simrad follows suit soon. I sent them a message asking about this the other day on their facebook page, but no response at all.... Going to buy a NSS8 here in the next couple weeks, so hopefully this is a software update with same added hardware that you would put on your NMEA 2k backbone.
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The latest I've heard is that GoFree will be available towards the end of the year.
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