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Hakan 17-03-2021 14:42

Re: OpenCPN General
 
For example:

On the IPhone: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/vnc-vi...op/id352019548
On the PC: https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/d...d/vnc/windows/

moseriw 18-03-2021 01:11

Re: OpenCPN General
 
RDP or VNC

skipperearly 18-03-2021 02:59

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moseriw (Post 3367448)
RDP or VNC

I use vnc on all platforms - no problem just the tough screen interface is not fully supported.

rgleason 21-03-2021 05:23

Re: OpenCPN General
 
I added a link to Tehani's description from FAQ Jumping GPS. Thank you. Josť Luis

foggysail 22-03-2021 12:59

Re: OpenCPN General
 
No, I did not read all 100+ pages so it is possible my topic was addressed 80 times already.

My post:

This spring I intend to purchase a Halo 20+ for my boat. So far, so what. My problem is how to avoid spending $3K for an obnoxiously over priced 12 inch Simrad evo3 MFD. It seems my only options are Windows or an Apple display with all their limitations such as nits, lack of an RJ45 jack, pricey, pricey. Compare that to the many, many Androids that advertise having all the niceties one could desire at affordable cost. I did not mention the Rasberry PI that I know nothing about,

Yes.... I did read somewhere in the forums ''NEVER, EVER ANDROID!'' OK, I can understand that. However I would and maybe many others be willing to pay a couple hundred bucks for an Android radar plugin rather than live with a substandard display or mortgage the boat to pay for a display.

OK......I'm finished. This is my bark at the moon day.

Hakan 22-03-2021 14:26

Re: OpenCPN General
 
foggy..
Android is fine since it can run OpenCPN.
However is the radar_pi plugin not developed for Androids.

My solution:
Buy a cheep (used) PC (with Win10?) most have a network RJ45 jack. The only thing to look for is a working OpenGL. The rest will be OK. OpenCPN is not that demanding. Run OCPN and radar_pi on the PC with all data (NMEA0183) connections you may have.
Use a tablet, A or Ipad, and install VNC viewer on both sides. Use the tablet in the cockpit and you'll have the radar view there as well.
Works fine for me. For performances I've a wireless mouse to the PC in the cockpit.

foggysail 22-03-2021 15:34

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Thank you Hakan--

Yes, I understand I can get charts on Andriod. You can tell by my last, I was pleading to OpenCPN's program managers to weigh, consider whatever the right word may be is to develop an Android radar plug in.

Once upon a time Windows and Apple were the only operating systems. Times have changed. My belief is there could be a built up demand.... demand is maybe too harsh a word but once available it would become extremely popular even more so than Windows. All driven by Android's superior affordable devices.

I do want to thank all involved with OpenCPN! What dedication they have displayed!!

MalteseFalcon 22-03-2021 20:00

Re: OpenCPN General
 
How can I install charts from my pc to OpenCPN on android?

rjlavallee65 23-03-2021 04:01

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Don't know if anyone responds to this forum any more but, I'm in the States and use a Chromebook. I used to be technically proficient (back in the days of a TRS-80) but am scratching my head to see if there's a download package that would work the Chromebook. The Linux, perhaps? Thoughts? Anyone?

sv_pelagia 23-03-2021 08:06

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MalteseFalcon (Post 3371159)
How can I install charts from my pc to OpenCPN on android?

Your question is really not about OpenCPN, but more a general question about PCs and Android.


There are multiple possible ways to do this:

1. use cloud service such as Google Drive. Send from pc to google drive. Then, on Android, send from Google Drive to Android

2. connect Android and PC with USB cable

3. Use SD card. Save from PC to SD card, then insert SD card in Android and transfer files to Android.

I find method #3 the easiest/fastest.

MalteseFalcon 23-03-2021 08:19

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Thanks million SV Pelagia that is quite clear.

foggysail 23-03-2021 09:01

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sv_pelagia (Post 3371419)
Your question is really not about OpenCPN, but more a general question about PCs and Android.


There are multiple possible ways to do this:

1. use cloud service such as Google Drive. Send from pc to google drive. Then, on Android, send from Google Drive to Android

2. connect Android and PC with USB cable

3. Use SD card. Save from PC to SD card, then insert SD card in Android and transfer files to Android.

I find method #3 the easiest/fastest.


Androids have access (as I understand) to OpenCPN for a $10 app purchase from Google Play. What Androids do not have is an OpenCPN radar plugin.

I urged, pleaded for OpenCPN's programmers to develop that plugin. It was not about available devices, it was a request for a major improvement in available software.

EDIT:
WHOOOOPS!!! Sorry sv_pelagia, just noticed your post was not to answer my original. But there may be some benefit to my reply hoping to get more attention for a radar plugin.

sv_pelagia 23-03-2021 09:22

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by foggysail (Post 3371451)
Androids have access (as I understand) to OpenCPN for a $10 app purchase from Google Play. What Androids do not have is an OpenCPN radar plugin.

I urged, pleaded for OpenCPN's programmers to develop that plugin. It was not about available devices, it was a request for a major improvement in available software.

EDIT:
WHOOOOPS!!! Sorry sv_pelagia, just noticed your post was not to answer my original. But there may be some benefit to my reply hoping to get more attention for a radar plugin.

As I've indicated on other threads, I use and like very much OpenCPN on Android.

Slowly (but it seems surely) plugins are being added to OpenCPN for Android.

Untik Radar pi added to Android (who knows how long), you can use OpenCPN on a PC and get VNC Viewer for both PC and Android in order to see radar on Android, as suggested above by Hakan.

(Even with Opencpn on Android, it still makes sense to also have OpenCPN on PC. Not only a good backup, but it is easier to edit/create/organize routes/waypoints etc on PC. I use both, but usually only run on Android while underway.)

foggysail 23-03-2021 09:58

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sv_pelagia (Post 3371463)
As I've indicated on other threads, I use and like very much OpenCPN on Android.

Slowly (but it seems surely) plugins are being added to OpenCPN for Android.

Untik Radar pi added to Android (who knows how long), you can use OpenCPN on a PC and get VNC Viewer for both PC and Android in order to see radar on Android, as suggested above by Hakan.

(Even with Opencpn on Android, it still makes sense to also have OpenCPN on PC. Not only a good backup, but it is easier to edit/create/organize routes/waypoints etc on PC. I use both, but usually only run on Android while underway.)


My issues with a PC at the helm are numerous. I find a PC too clumsy, inadequate nits, tough finding laptops with ethernet today for starters. For use other than at the helm.......RIGHT ON!

Back to plugins, if enough people bang the drum maybe music will follow

sv_pelagia 23-03-2021 10:07

Re: OpenCPN General
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by foggysail (Post 3371495)
My issues with a PC at the helm are numerous. I find a PC too clumsy, inadequate nits, tough finding laptops with ethernet today for starters. For use other than at the helm.......RIGHT ON!

Back to plugins, if enough people bang the drum maybe music will follow

But the suggestions above are NOT for a PC at the helm! (Rather, PC down below, and Android up at helm: when not using radar, you run OpenCpn on and Android; when needing radar, run OpenCpn (and VNC Viewer) on PC below with radar plugin and Android at helm running VNC Viewer, which shows OpenCPN and radar.)

Does VNC Connect require ethernet connectivity? A USB-RJ45 adaptor is pretty cheap.


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