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Furuno GP7000 DSC Compatible--Almost

Old 02-09-2007, 07:18 PM
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It looks like our long-awaited software upgrade to make the Furuno GP-7000 units DSC compatible is right around the corner. I’ve been bugging Furuno and CMAP (CMAP writes the software for these units) every few months for the last year or so.

Finally got the answer I was looking for:

Hello Kurt,

Yes, they have updated the GP7000 software to not only include the DSC bi directional capability, but it will also be able to display AIS targets, as well (if you have an AIS receiver interfaced). I saw the software just now but it has a bug and they are fixing it. It should be available within the next 30 days. Thanks for being patient as I know you have asked about this in the past.
Your persistence seems like its about to pay off.

Have a great day, Kurt.
-Rich


I was told over a year ago it was thirty days out. Let’s hope this time they really mean it.

…Now who’s going to be the first to get the upgrade?
Old 02-09-2007, 10:43 PM
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I'm still waiting for several things from C-Map. Hopefully Furuno will find someone else to write their software in the future.
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Has anyone heard anything else about this update? Been alot longer than 30 days now. Although it looks like they have made that claim several times before.
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macjazzy - 4/17/2007 11:22 AM

Has anyone heard anything else about this update? Been alot longer than 30 days now. Although it looks like they have made that claim several times before.
I just got my 7000 back from Furuno this week (foggy screen). I asked them to upgrade the software if it was available. They said the non-DSC software in it was current.

IMHO, Furuno and CMAP really dropped the ball on this one. Another season is about to begin, and our $1,500+ Furuno GP7000 units STILL can't do what a $500 Garmin does.

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