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Old 07-15-2014, 01:26 PM
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Default Lowrance Software compatibility?

I want to add a second display to my HDS-8 (gen1) and I'm planning on adding a HDS-7(gen2, non-touch) as it has the same "look" as the original display.

Since the HDS7 is gen2, will there be any issues with the 2 units "seeing" each other on the ethernet/NMEA bus?

Any pitfalls to this route that I should know about?

Thanks for any/all help!
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Nope, no dramas.
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I think there is drama if you add a Gofree to the network with a gen1, but otherwise I think they play nicely together.
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No problems
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Perfect! Thanks for the help!
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I have an HDS 7 Gen 2 "talking" to my HDS 9 Touch unit with absolutely no issues. Should be good to go.
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Originally Posted by Seadonist View Post
I have an HDS 7 Gen 2 "talking" to my HDS 9 Touch unit with absolutely no issues. Should be good to go.
Gen2 and Touch are the same generation and same hardware platform. Gen 1 is previous generation platform.
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Ahhhh.... Guess that's why I don't have any issues then.

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