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Checked it out. Interesting and thanks for stating the issue of what is coming. I may give you a call to discuss. Only issue is it seems you are iJobs system. Are you working on Android?It is possible today to do much of that today. We sell a box that we are soon to advertise on sailing anarchy that connects your tablet to the boat using UDP packets. (very fast data rate) Getting routes to the chartplotter will happen in the future I bet but a solution requires a software interface and development that has not happened yet. The chartplotter will be obsolete because there is just so much more you can do with tablets for cheaper, and you don't have to cut ugly holes in your boat. We are DMK Yacht if you want to see it work with to chartplot or show AIS check our www.dmkyacht.com/inavxQuestion If one goes tablet they have various storage options 16/32/64 GB with typically +$100 each bump. If you want to use for navigation, streaming say Netflix (when WiFi available) but not a whole lot of pictures and music, is 16 GB enough?
Now the $64,000 question, is it or will it be possible to interface a tablet to the autopilot via Seatalk or NMEA in the future, or talk to and display the AIS, making the chartplotter obsolete? If this is coming, I'm all in on a tablet.
However, so far there is some question in my mind raised on bright/outdoor use. How do the charplotters solve this? Weatherproof covers solve outside use, but bright still seems to need some work.