Simrad release new WiFi module

by Adrian on October 3, 2012

This has just come out of Navico – it is their Simrad WiFi module, that allows connectivity between their chartplotters and iOS and other devices (iPad, iPhone, etc)

Simrad GoFree

It allows full control of the chartplotter (including all functions such as radar, route planning, navigation etc) remotely via your iPad. This removes the need for a second dedicated screen down below and provides all navigation and system information (speed, wind speed, COG, AIS targets etc) to be shared across multiple wifi connected devices.

With the open backend, this will hopefully open up a number of apps that will interrogate boat systems and provide enhanced location, tracking and data sharing functions.

This should also be used by Navico’s B&G range of yacht and sailing-specific instruments.

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Mark Hoenke February 16, 2013 at 17:15

We have Simrad NSE-8. can it be operated with the WIFI-1 or ethernet?


Adrian February 20, 2013 at 13:13

yes, both. For an east life, use their WiFi1. If you have an exiting ethernet network on board, then you can connect the MFD and Radar into your ethernet switch. There is one small caveat, discussed in the post.


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