Thinking about adding a PC to your boat? The compelling reason to add a PC to your boat’s navigation and communication system is their amazing value. Equipped with navigation software, a PC turns into a large screen, full function chart plotter. A PC also offers more powerful functionality than a dedicated MFD with the ability to install software for lots of applications from navigation to entertainment, email communications, weather and internet connectivity. PCs are also up-dateable as new applications become available and the new Windows 10 operating system brings more tablet touch screen functionality to the user interface.
Digital Yacht have introduced their Aqua Compact Pro – a marinised, super compact PC measuring just 11.5 x 11 x 5 cm. It packs in a powerful 5th generation Intel Core i3 processor with exceptional graphics performance for the latest 3D charting and HD navigation programs. With Intel HD5500 graphics, it’s the perfect partner for applications like Maxsea TimeZero – even with radar and 3D overlays. It’s also direct DC powered with power consumption of just 20W.
It’s supplied with 8 GB RAM and a solid state 128 GB hard drive plus has plenty of connectivity with built in wifi and blue tooth plus USB 3 technology. The Aqua Compact Pro is shipping now and is priced at £795/€1135/$1295 excluding tax where applicable. You can find out more at www.digitalyachtamerica.com and see the new Aqua Compact Pro on Stand C021 at the London Boatshow 8-17th Jan 2016