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e-ink tablet for Simrad/Lowrance screen repeater

Old 11-21-2017, 01:21 AM
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Hi all,

Have you ever tried using a tablet for viewing your GPS/Fishfinder screen on a remote boat location, and being unable to do so due to the fact that normal tablet screens are unreadable under direct sunlight?

Since I have faced exactly the same issue I have developed a free android app, called SonarInk, that lets you watch your GPS/Fishfinder screen on an e-ink screen tablet, like the popular e-readers that their screen is perfectly visible under direct sunlight.

Of course one has to live with the shortcoming of a black & white screen with shades of gray to substitute for colour, on the other hand however the low visibility issue of the screen under direct sunlight is resolved.

SonarInk app is compatible with Simrad/Lowrance GPS/Fishfinders with a built in wifi repeater, and runs correctly only on android tablets with a b&w e-ink type of screen. It offers a video timing adjust button, in order to adjust the screen refresh rate since e-ink type of screens cannot really display video, and a picture snapshot button to save a full colour instance of the screen contents on the internal memory of the tablet.

You can find the free app and read more information on compatible devices in the google playstore under the link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...stems.sonarink
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