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Old 11-29-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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WiFi Camera direct to Raymarine Chart Plotter

Hi all, I know my Raymarine plotter has built-in WiFi. Aside from buying the $700 Raymarine camera, are there other more reasonably priced cameras that would connect directly to the plotter?

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Old 11-29-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi all, I know my Raymarine plotter has built-in WiFi. Aside from buying the $700 Raymarine camera, are there other more reasonably priced cameras that would connect directly to the plotter?

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Mike
Just did some research. Seems like an IP camera that is ONVIF compatible "should" work, but Raymarine doesn't guarantee it.

So at $45 something like this is about $400 less than the Raymarine camera with similar specs.

https://www.amazon.com/Security-Outd...nvif+ip+camera

These cameras will connect to most of the relatively new Raymarine Plotters with the addition of a PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector since the IP cameras are typically powered by Ethernet, and the Raymarine Ethernet ports don't supply power (with the exception of the newest models).

I guess another option, which might be the simpler one, is an analog camera with a BNC connection such as this:

https://www.amazon.com/SmoTecQ-1000T...rds=bnc+camera

Not sure what advantage there is, if any, of the IP camera over the analog one. I suppose if you had a plotter with powered Ethernet ports, it would be a simpler install with an IP camera...but most of our plotters likely don't have powered Ethernet ports.

Anyway, just posting some additional information after doing some research. Hope it helps.
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