I have used O side by side at the nav table with a B&G Zeus MFD for years. I often use the radar screen
on the Zeus whilst using O for plotter functions. This works great. HOWEVER, sometimes it would be nice to reverse the functions -- when I need access to the different cartography in the network (in some regions, my "for navigation" updated cartography is only on the network, and I use CM93 on O). Plus I can imagine that there are situations when the higher resolution larger screen
I use with O would be useful with the radar
So, I start to think about using the Navico
in so that I can operate the radar from ship's computer. I understand that the only connection I need to do is Ethernet. I do have a couple of free Ethernet ports
-- one on the back of my non-touch Zeus, and the other on my Wifi
Here's the question: Does anyone know whether other network data is available on Ethernet from the Navico
network? Although all the MFDs on the network require their own N2K connections, there must be all network data there in some form, because the WiFi
1 module gets it from there.
Furthermore, since the WiFi 1 module is simply distributing this data over WiFi, it must be an 0183 converted datastream like what I get over WiFi.
Anyone know anything about this?