3 – What do you recommand as embarked computer and as minimum configuration?

A basic desk PC is enough if it is placed in dry clean area and if it has the configuration below. You can add a specific screen designed for outside use.

Specific computers for marine environement use are also available. You can easily find them at our retailers. Here.

Configuration required :

  • Supported operating systems Windows VISTA, Seven, 8 (except RT) or 10.
  • Screen 1024X768 minimum.
  • NMEA 0183 connection via port COM or UDP
  • Dedicated USB slot for the dongle
  • CD reader for software installation
  • DVD reader for C-Map charts installation
  • Dedicated graphic memory : 256 Mo min

OptimaPro :

  • CPU 1.5GHz
  • RAM 2GB
  • Hard Disk 2GB of free memory


First Range :

  • CPU 1.5GHz
  • RAM 2GB
  • Hard Disk 2 GB of free memory


Standard Range :

  • CPU 2GHz
  • RAM 2GB
  • Hard Disk 2.5 GB of free memory


Pro Range :

  • CPU 2GHz
  • RAM 2GB
  • Hard Disk 4GB of free memory


Regarding the connexion to the instruments, you need a NMEA interface with RS232 output or USB port with adaptor.