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Old 03-23-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Codger2 View Post
Can anyone tell me "why" there aren't wireless components on boats? There's a whole host of electronic gadgets I'd like to add to my boat but the thoughts of pulling wire every time I want to add something really turns me off! Once a Maretron DCM150 or 250 is added, the wire runs are very short but why no wireless? (Blue Tooth?) Too much interference from other components?
Walt, the industry just has not caught up with the advances in wireless technology.

Time will solve the issue, but the marine specific protocols are lagging behind the times.

On my boat I have wireless everywhere. The whole alarm system is wireless for example. This last week I was bored and added a temperature sensor in my refrigerator, just to see if it would transmit reliably from inside the big metal can. It works great, and now I get a text and email if the temperature rises or falls outside of what I consider "normal". It may not be the greatest example but it's just that, an example of what is possible today.
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