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Old 11-09-2016, 05:26 PM
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I currently have a garmin 7610 on my nmea along with my engines.. would it be wise to put a lowrance hds with structurescan 3d on the same network or would it need its own nmea network?
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NMEA2000 is a manufacturer indipendent network!
There should be no issues with conncting them on the same network.
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Maybe its lost in translation in the above post. NMEA 2000 is a standard that is shared across manufacture for interconnection of products from multiple manufactures and single manufactures alike.
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thanks everyone...i was thinking that was the answer but after reading a few posts i wanted to be sure.
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If both manufacturers have used standard PGNs then they should share information like waypoints. However, I've heard of some manufacturers who use proprietary PGNs instead of the standard ones so they won't work with other brands so no guarantee.
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Originally Posted by fixer01 View Post
If both manufacturers have used standard PGNs then they should share information like waypoints. However, I've heard of some manufacturers who use proprietary PGNs instead of the standard ones so they won't work with other brands so no guarantee.
This is actually true.
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any clue if garmin and lowrance work with sharing?
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You will be good to go.
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
This is actually true.
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Good luck. Whilst you will be able to share smple data like depth, speed and GPS position, it has been my experience you want be able to press a waypoint on one unit and it pops upon the other. You need a manufacturer specific network for this, and even then the units from the same manufacturer need to be compatible series.


NMEA2000 sounds good in theory, less useful in practice.
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Originally Posted by Conquest235 View Post
Good luck. Whilst you will be able to share smple data like depth, speed and GPS position, it has been my experience you want be able to press a waypoint on one unit and it pops upon the other. You need a manufacturer specific network for this, and even then the units from the same manufacturer need to be compatible series.


NMEA2000 sounds good in theory, less useful in practice.
NMEA2000 does include support for waypoints but, like I said, some manufacturers choose not to implement them and instead use proprietary ones. It's a form of protectionism that's increasingly disappearing in other technologies as customers expect different products to work together - for instance, Bluetooth hands-free kits. I think marine technology will eventually move in the same direction.

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