llanitojacks

PC/Mac integration with B&G H5000

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Good morning sailing world,

I'm looking to see if anyone has successfully integrated any IOS/PC based system with a B&G H5000 system to be able to create courses and edit waypoints then transfer them onto chart plotter?

I remember Raymarine having a very basic setup a few years back and i'm wondering if anyone has found any third party software that can integrate with B&G.

Hope everyone is having a great week and fair winds!

Cheers

 

Ben

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I'm not certain your question makes sense because I don't believe the H5000 stores waypoints or routes or generates any waypoint-related steering information. Instead, you need to add a chart plotter like a Zeus or Vulcan to the H5000 to get those capabilities and then your question becomes whether anyone has integrated a PC, Mac or iOS device with the chart plotter.

If that's your question, the Expedition certainly can exchange waypoints and routes with those (and many other) chart plotters and stand alone GPS.

 

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Agree with Miles.  You can set up routes, mark waypoints, etc using the Navionics app on your phone or tablet and then use plotter sync to get the  waypoints and/or routes onto the chartplotter.  Here is a little clip on it : 

 

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On 6/28/2018 at 2:54 AM, llanitojacks said:

I'm looking to see if anyone has successfully integrated any IOS/PC based system with a B&G H5000 system to be able to create courses and edit waypoints then transfer them onto chart plotter?

 

 

On 6/28/2018 at 11:13 AM, Moonduster said:

I'm not certain your question makes sense because I don't believe the H5000 stores waypoints or routes or generates any waypoint-related steering information. Instead, you need to add a chart plotter like a Zeus or Vulcan to the H5000 to get those capabilities and then your question becomes whether anyone has integrated a PC, Mac or iOS device with the chart plotter.

If that's your question, the Expedition certainly can exchange waypoints and routes with those (and many other) chart plotters and stand alone GPS.

 

As Moonduster notes the H5000 CPU & Pilot does not deal with "courses" though it will accept a waypoint and calculate the distance, time and heading towards it, and the sailsteer display will show laylines etc as well as calculate the VMC. 

As such, you would send the NMEA2k string for the latitude/longitude of the waypoint from your PC/Mac. Expedition is one excellent way to do that, though its price reflects its features. 

If you want to edit a course  ( a series of waypoints) on a PC and load to your chart plotter, just about anything that can handle GPX or a csv format will do that, 

you can use network or thumb drive/SD card to move them back and forth. 

The connected chart plotter would then send the sequential waypoints from the course to the H5000 CPU/Pilot 

 

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