Digital Yacht have just launched a new marine PC designed specifically for on board navigation, entertainment and office tasks. The latest DC powered, Aqua Compact Pro+ utilises Intel’s 10th generation i7 processor. It has a large, rugged, solid state hard drive (480GB) and 8GB of fast DDR4 RAM. It can also support up to 3 displays. Despite the phenomenally powerful new processor, average power consumption is only around 25W.
PCs have found markets in ocean cruising and offshore racing where users want advanced navigation software or multiple chart systems, weather overlays and routing. They are also popular in commercial fishing where professional mariners want charting, radar and bathymetry/sonar overlays which demand fast 3D graphics. The Aqua Compact Pro+ has been optimised for Maxsea TimeZero and Adrena systems.
There’s a built in SD card slot which is ideal for use with Digital Yacht's SmarterTrack navigation software which can accept plug in Navionics charting cards.
Network connectivity is provided by a wired gigabit port as well as the latest AX200 wifi card which supports 802.11ax protocols (2.4 and 5GHz with up to 3x bandwidth) and has built in Bluetooth 5 for easy connectivity. There's a USB interface option too for NMEA 2000 systems using the Digital Yacht iKonvert gateway.
The new Aqua Compact Pro+ is shipping now with 12 and 24v options available. Its priced at £1245 ex vat More information online from www.digitalyacht.co.uk
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