Zeus 3 and Tablet


Duane Siegfri
 

I'm working on a new electronics suite for Wanderer and I'm wondering how good the connection between a Zeus 3 at the helm and a tablet below would be.  


I would like to be able to keep watch on nearby boats while at anchor during a storm with a tablet below showing radar, AIS, and the chart sent via WIFI from the helm chartplotter.  If that isn't possible I'll buy another chartplotter for the nav station, but that seems a pricey way to go.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Craig Briggs
 

Duane, 
The connection is excellent with your Wifi - you can use a tablet, smart phone, pc, whatever, which then has all the features of another MFD, except, for safety, they don't let you control the autopilot.  Mine is a Zeus2 but the Zeus3 is the same (of course it's the CPU doing the work through the Wifi unit).
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

I'm working on a new electronics suite for Wanderer and I'm wondering how good the connection between a Zeus 3 at the helm and a tablet below would be.  


I would like to be able to keep watch on nearby boats while at anchor during a storm with a tablet below showing radar, AIS, and the chart sent via WIFI from the helm chartplotter.  If that isn't possible I'll buy another chartplotter for the nav station, but that seems a pricey way to go.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Duane Siegfri
 

Craig,

Thanks for the reply.  Is there software that needs to be downloaded to run the nav software on the PC/Tablet/etc. ?

Duane


Craig Briggs
 


Duane - Yes, it's the Go-Free App, which you can download from Google Play Store. Good for all platforms, Nothing needed on the B&G side. All covered in the manual. - Craig

---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

Craig,

Thanks for the reply.  Is there software that needs to be downloaded to run the nav software on the PC/Tablet/etc. ?

Duane