Both casual boaters and marine professionals need an electronic system that brings together all of their marine instruments, allowing these tools to communicate with each other and provide the maximum level of utility to the vehicle's pilot. However, if you're like most boaters, you probably bought all of these items separately as you slowly built up your arsenal of navigation equipment. What do you do in a situation like this, when you have several components that were purchased at different times from a variety of manufacturers?
A network capable display may be the right solution for your situation. In addition to showing you the GPS information from your chartplotter, you can also connect your display to your fishfinder, transducer, fuel gauge and other marine electronics. This allows you to access all of this equipment in one place on a single, clean, easy to use interface.
Ideally when purchasing equipment you would be able to combine boat parts from the same manufacturer in order to have a more unified system. But in the real world this isn't always possible. You may prefer Garmin GPS even though you use a Raymarine speed system at the same time. With a network capable display you don't need to choose one particular manufacturer for all your electronic needs. Instead, you can pick those instruments that work best for you, and still connect them all together seamlessly.
If you're unsure whether the equipment you have in your boat already will work with a network capable display, we recommend calling ePal today to speak with one of our knowledgeable customer service reps at (877) 245-8649. We can help you choose the best system for your situation!