I have about four computers
, a tablet and touch screen phone
at the moment all of which have both wifi and Bluetooth, it appears to be ubiquitous in these gadgets these days. I also bought a new sounder a while back which I could have had with wifi, it's everywhere these days and it appears that if you have the software
all these gadgets will talk to each other.
The simplicity and convenience of installation
whereby one just connects to a power supply and can then receive the signal into a multiplicity of receivers stationed at any point on the vessel without any further wiring
provides such an overwhelming advantage that I think it will not be long until all marine
instrument suppliers will provide wifi'd instruments and you will be able to display everything on your computers
, slates, phones as well as dedicated displays.
The reason I like inductive charging and power transfer is that it allows the device to be completely sealed which solves one of the biggest problems with electronics
in the marine environment
- moisture intrusion.