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Old 20-01-2014, 20:25   #1
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iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

What hardware is needed to send transducer data to iphone or similar via wifi or Bluetooth?

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Old 21-01-2014, 22:05   #2
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

For water depth and temperature you could use a Cruz Pro NMEA-0183 transducer and a DigitalYacht WLN10 to broadcast the NMEA-0183 sentences over WiFi to iPhone/iPad.
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Old 22-01-2014, 05:57   #3
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

Does this work well as the only electronic sonar on board?

Is it as reliable as buying a GPS/sonar unit for $450?

We anchor out about 50 nights a year.

Any idea on prices?

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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

Look into SONARPHONE, it's a wifi transducer.
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

Also have a look at my NTWB1 NMEA to WiFi Bridge to get your NMEA 0183 data to your iPhone, iPad or other WiFi device.
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

Can I use any transducer with the madman product. How is the transducer wired?
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

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Can I use any transducer with the madman product. How is the transducer wired?

Presumably the transducer is wired to a chart plotter or some type of display already?
The transducer itself can't be connected to a Madman NMEA to WiFi Bridge but if the chart plotter / display has a NMEA Out connection then that is where you would connect the NMEA to WiFi Bridge.

If it's a Tacktick wireless transducer you will need a Tacktick NMEA converter.
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

Cruz Pro makes depth transducers that output NMEA-0183 data directly. They can be wired directly to any NMEA multiplexer.
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

You'll need a Smart transducer/triducer by Airmar to send NMEA 2000 data to a bridge.... we are going with the Vesper Marine AIS unit as its more than just a bridge.
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Cruz Pro makes depth transducers that output NMEA-0183 data directly. They can be wired directly to any NMEA multiplexer.

Thanks for that, I didn't know about those.
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Re: iPad or iPhone sonar or depth

This one has been around for a little bit..

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