I 'll preface this by saying I am not at my boat
and it was a few years back I installed my SI-TEX MDS8. I did install a separate "power switch" that had to be engaged (turned on) before the scanner. I didn't get the Nobeltec software
, but another "similar" software - WindPilot. The downside of this software, it needs to have a USB "key" to operate the software. At the time OpenCPN
was at a much earlier version, so I can't comment on using the Radar
I'd like to hear that the SI-TEX scanner overlays with OpenCPN and doesn't need another set of software. I've been looking at the Radar-Pi Plugin - and it seems to do everything I'd want - when integrated with the rest of the software. I like moving to a simpler setup.
All that said, have you had a chance to work
Cheers - Jim