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Original Message
(Posted Jul 8, 2002 6:21 PM)
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I bought and updated via download the latest Offshore navigator and installed on my boat, which is equipped with Raymarine RL70RC Radar/Chartplotter and 120 WAAS GPS. The ON box says "Full GPS Integration" and "Upload and Download capability to GPS Units." Then I find that ON does not support Raymarine GPS units. I feel ripped off, based on what the product description on the box says. Do you have plans to support Raymarine soon? I do get the location from the GPS, but bought this product specifically to upload the route plans to my chartplotter.








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That's good information
(msg #n/a: Posted Jun 10, 2003 3:46 PM)
 


   
I'm not overly surprised to learn that the Std. Horizon driver might work with the Raytheon units. If anyone wants to try it, be my guest.

I'm unsure what you mean by "the poor USB/serial support". We support up to 6 COM ports (which can be expanded to be any number via a simple change) and any USB GPS unit that installs a driver that disguies itself as a virtual COM port/serial device. As far as I am aware, all USB GPS units work in this fashion. In fact, we just started to resell a specific model USB GPS that we have confirmed working with Offshore Navigator, and is up for the rigors of marine use (it's waterproof). Again, call us for details.

For the record, I did not allow part of your post to go live, as it did not keep in the spirit of our discussion forum. Please keep the conversation civil so that all may enjoy the benifits of this discussion group.

Sincerely,

-Ed Lecuyer

Manager, Quality Assurance and Technical Support



 


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Raytheon RN300 GPS
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 9, 2003 4:47 AM)
 


   
Consider this one more vote for upload/download to/from Raymarine GPS in Offshore Navigator.

Whith hope

Magne


 


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Ratheon 420 Support
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 10, 2003 3:17 AM)
 


   
Please add another request for Raymarine 420 support. This is actually repeat request from 3+ years ago. Trying not to be whiny, I wish now that I had gone with nav sw that would integrate the PC with the GPS chartplotter. It is cumbersome to keep them in sync and not very safe not to.


 


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vote added *NM*
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 10, 2003 9:38 AM)
 


   


 


      Old Forum User
vote added *NM*
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 10, 2003 9:38 AM)
 


   


 


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My Prior Message Not Clear
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 11, 2003 2:06 AM)
 


   
I apologize that the message above sounded harsher than I meant it. There are many things that I like about OSN, and I appreciate the improvements that have been made to the product.

I don't doubt the statistics that you have cited for the requests that you have for GPS brand/model support. I wonder, however, if there are some brands, Raymarine for example, that are under represented in the requests because the owners checked to see if their models were supported before they bought nav SW. I don't have any facts to support my feelings, but I doubt that there are more Standard or Lowrance or Trimble users than Raytheon/Raymarine users. Maybe you are missing a large segment of the market by not having this support.

Thanks for your support.


 


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Anything is possible...
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 11, 2003 9:14 AM)
 


   
It is possible that we are missing a large segment of the market. However, we do tally the same "votes" when someone contacts us to see if a unit is supported, regardless if they have purchased the product or not. While that information is available on the web site, etc., we do get people who still call/email to ask.

That all having been said, someone told me that the Std Horizon driver (of all things) seemed to work with their Raytheon/RayMarine GPS. Anyone here ever try that?


Sincerely,

-Ed Lecuyer

Manager, Quality Assurance and Technical Support



 


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GOOD NEWS! (I hope)
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 12, 2003 8:51 AM)
 


   
I just got off the phone with a product manager at Raymarine. Apparently, the Raymarine folks have read this discussion thread with great interest, and would like to see us fully support their GPS units.

Given this new turn of events, we may be in luck to get some direct support. This will come via their NMEA interface, not SeaTalk, however.

In the meanwhile, you may try to use the Std Horizon setting in Chart/Offshore Navigator with the NMEA setting in Raymarine equipment as it appears that their transfer protocol are very similar.

Sincerely,

-Ed Lecuyer

Manager, Quality Assurance and Technical Support




 


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(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 21, 2003 6:56 PM)
 


   
Ed,

Yes I confirm that the Standard Horizon/NMEA GPS Chart 150 driver works fine with my Raytheon system. I have my Laptop connected to a Raymarine PC/Seatalk interface box connected to a Raychart 420 Chartplotter (through NMEA). I am uploading waypoints and routes to the Chartplotter with no problem. I even keep the Standard Horizon driver setting for normal navigation (do not need to switch back to NMEA Generic).

Sam


 


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Thanks for sharing that information with everyone!
(msg #n/a: Posted Nov 21, 2003 7:00 PM)
 


   


 








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