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Old 05-06-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Furuno NavNet VX2 - Very slow re-draw

I was hoping someone might be able to help point me in the right direction. Lately the processors on my two Furuno NavNet VX2 systems have been very slow to re-draw after I give it a command. For example, if I am in plotter mode and I want to change the scale from 4 miles to 8 miles, it might take a solid 30 seconds for it to show me what I want. Something is obsiously not right and I'm hoping this is just something simple (good luck, I know!).

Here's the specs of the system if it helps. Two separate Furuno NavNet 10.4" displays (each with its own separate GPS antenna), 6KW radar with open array antenna, 1KW BBFF bottom machine, Sirius Satellite Weather with its own receiving antenna, and a TR1 autopilot tied in. The whole system is networked and interphased so I have the ability to put any display on either screen at any time.

If anyone has any ideas on what might be slowing the re-draw down, I'd greatly appreciate any advice you can offer.

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there is a software update for VX2 units with Cmap charts to improve the redraw speed, Not for navionics versions though.
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there is a software update for VX2 units with Cmap charts to improve the redraw speed, Not for navionics versions though.

I do have C-map on them both so I'll have to look into that. Thanks


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I have basiclly the exact same thing as you and it redraws virtually instantly. VX2/12kw open array/DFF1/Sirrius/CMAP. Mine is all new about 6 months ago. So it's probably the update.
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Mine does the same thing installed last season and I just did the update??? I would love instantaneous redraw.
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Mine does the same thing installed last season and I just did the update??? I would love instantaneous redraw.
then you need to buy a new system.........
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then you need to buy a new system.........
Dude,
I read all of your pro Furuno comments on the Garmin thread and now you are telling me I need to buy a new system. I just bought this Furuno Navnet VX2 last season.......................SHEESH! I would love to get the NN3D but the cost is out of my range I was barely able to pull off the VX2. Just wish it were faster when navigating around on the chartplotter it is agonizingly slow to redraw when changing ranges or moving around with the trackball.
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DUDE, YOU bought an outdated system to save a buck, what do you want me to tell you? the reason NNVX2 is still manufactured and serviced is because of the amount of commercial, coast gaurd and first responders that still utilize it. they do not want or have time to wait for NN3D to start up. if you want INSTANTANIOUS redraw you should be looking at a newer system, no software is gonna make your NNvX2 as fast as 3D, NSE or the 6-7000 series garmin.
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I read all of your pro Furuno comments on the Garmin thread and now you are telling me I need to buy a new system. I just bought this Furuno Navnet VX2 last season.......................SHEESH! I would love to get the NN3D but the cost is out of my range I was barely able to pull off the VX2. Just wish it were faster when navigating around on the chartplotter it is agonizingly slow to redraw when changing ranges or moving around with the trackball.
I had the same problem. Switch the system config to "Course Up" and it will speed up the re-draw. Strange but true.
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Odd...I purchased my NNVX2 two seasons ago with the C-Map chip and mine also redraws instantly. (I did not get a software update). I only use mine in auto course up mode.

Now and then on the smaller zoom scales I will get the 'blank screen' but if I hit the zoom out/back in it corrects instantly as well.

Something is definitely wrong with your unit. NNVX2 is a very reliable navigation system.
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I use N up on mine and it's instant as far as I can see. I think the problem is it "has gotten slow". Not, that it is a old unit that is slow. There is something wrong as it was not always that way as I read it.
MAy be it's the update. Someone stated, maybe you installed a new chart that is a much larger file than before. that sounds like a idea. Mine is a CMAp Max chart and it's pretty much instant redraw.
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I read all of your pro Furuno comments on the Garmin thread and now you...

LOL! He does spend an awful lot of time in the Garmin threads doesn't he? Whadya think, Envy? or time well spent waiting for a boot up?
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With the release of Jeppesen’s Spring MAX library, certain chart file sizes have
increased due to added chart detail and port information. This increase in file size may
result in a slower redraw time in the Furuno NavNet vx2 chart plotter. Affected chart
titles include NA-M022.09 and NA-M033.09.
Please note that Furuno is aware of the issue and is working with Jeppesen engineers to
soon release new software which will support the C-MAP by Jeppesen MAX chart
library updates.
For Furuno NavNet vx2 customers who require an immediate resolution, Jeppesen has
made available a custom C-MAP MAX card. The custom chart code CU-M022.09 has
replaced the Spring 2010 release of code NA-M022.09 (US East Coast and Bahamas).
The CU-M022.09 contains the latest cartographic data and Notice to Mariner (NTM)
updates, but new panoramic photos have been removed to allow for faster redraw times
on the Furuno vx2 units. Please note that the custom card requires the current vx2
software version 3.04.
For questions and additional information, please feel free to contact Jeppesen Sales at
800.424.2627
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Dave,

Hello, my name is Brandy Power and I am writing from Jeppesen Support. I am hoping to provide you with an overview of the potential problem and offer some assistance.

I would first like to inquire if you are currently using a C-MAP chart in the Furuno vx2 and what the is the chart code(ex: NA-MXXX.XX).

With the release of Jeppesen’s Spring MAX library, certain chart file sizes have increased due to added chart detail and port information. This increase in file size may result in a slower redraw time in the Furuno NavNet vx2 chart plotter. Affected chart titles include NA-M022.09 and NA-M033.09.

Please note that Furuno is aware of the issue and is working with Jeppesen engineers to soon release new software which will support the C-MAP by Jeppesen MAX chart library updates.

For the interim, Jeppesen has made available a custom C-MAP MAX card. The custom chart code CU-M022.09 has replaced the Spring 2010 release of code NA-M022.09 (US East Coast and Bahamas). The CU-M022.09 contains the latest cartographic data and Notice to Mariner (NTM) updates, but new panoramic photos have been removed to allow for faster redraw times on the Furuno vx2 units. Please note that the custom card requires the current vx2 software version 3.04.

If you are using either the NA-M022 or NA-M033 C-MAP MAX chart, then please contact our Sales Department for exchange to the custom title (800.424.2627).

If you are already using the ‘custom’ card and are still experience the slow redraw, then I would ask you to check which version software is currently installed within your vx2 units. This information can be found within the unit by going to < Menu - System Configuration - System Setup - Test & Clear - Memory I/O Test - Display Unit Test>. The latest software version which supports the custom card is v3.04.

I hope this information has helped and please do not hesitate contacting me directly, if you need assistance or have additional questions and/or concerns.

Best regards,

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Awesome, nice going Jim!!! I wish more manufacturers would step up when needed.....


EDIT: AND Brandy!!
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Brandy...nice job...way to step up...
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