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Old 02-03-2012, 09:49   #1
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Connecting the Radar to an iPad

Last summer, I used an iPad to navigate the west coast of France, of course, with a raymarine plotter, radar and paper charts as back up. I found it to be a pleasure to use and am looking forward to trying it out further this year. But my question is, that as we upgrade the radar, from analog to a digital dome, is there a way to connect it to an iPad or lap top via a wireless connection and use either as a monitor. Or should we wait a month or two for the right app to come along (that is, if it's not already out there).
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Re: Connecting the Radar to an iPad

Joe where did you end up with this?

I'm facing the same dilemma now.

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Re: Connecting the Radar to an iPad

Can you get images with enough resolution in near real time with a wifi or bluetooth connection?

An iPad does not have any video in ports nor any video ports at all.
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Re: Connecting the Radar to an iPad

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Can you get images with enough resolution in near real time with a wifi or bluetooth connection?

An iPad does not have any video in ports nor any video ports at all.
Yes you can but you need a host computer down at the nav station. Here's a post that shows a picture with map and AIS targets on MaxSea TimeZero using the iPad as remote screen/keyboard/mouse. Radar works too, no delay and no problems
A tablet to replace it ALL: how, which one, which apps?
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Hi Jittat no I did not get any further with it as the radar is an old furuno and still working. But am away sailing in Sardinia and apart from a handheld Garmin 76c and local paper charts all navigation is done on an iPad. Wifi connection using a local sim card at 20€ for the month. It's the way to go. Regards Joe
Ps another project for next winter.
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