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Onboard networking

Onboard networking

More and more applications and hardware on boats can take advantage of real-time internet access. Having a live connection underway provides many advantages that will translate into increased success and safety. Here we will discuss why and how to have networking on your boat. Why bother with

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Buying Ockams

Ockam Instruments are available through a variety of channels. Choosing the appropriate channel depends on the customer’s requirements. We are happy to sell directly to customers, either through our web store, or direct from the factory. However, direct sales are best suited to those who know exactly

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Sailing instruments evolution

Sailing instruments evolution

Advances in technology is creating a need for sailing instruments evolution. Technical advances Communications Ethernet and NMEA-2000 are now well established standard communications protocols, both being buses (multiple devices connected together that allows them to communicate to each other). Ethernet is the ‘big pipe’. It has lots

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Ockam System Essential

Ockam System Essential

Essential System – $6900 The Essential Ockam system provides the information you need to win. True wind direction and speed (Learn why). Real-time current (Learn why). Polar and target speed (Learn why). Marks, courses and laylines (Learn why). Crew training & tack analysis (Learn why). Core components

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T101 Processor

T101 Processor

T101 – The next generation of Ockam System processors The T101 processor provides integration of Ockam’s sailing solution with the next generation of sensors, networking and graphical display possibilities to provide a compact affordable solution for the needs of successful sailboat racing. At the core of this

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NMEA2000 Bus Details

NMEA2000 Bus Details

NMEA2000 is a marine version of the CAN bus developed by Bosch in 1983 for autos. It has a bus structure that lets several devices to connect to a single cable, allowing all to listen and talk to each other. Power is also distributed over the bus

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Ockam Bus Driver

Drive Ockam displays with the Ockam Bus Driver. The Ockam Bus Driver is in development and will be ready by the spring.  

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Calibration Functions

The Ockam system calibration functions display the current values of the corrections being applied to the system functions. Read the Overview. True wind correction This is a calibration that adds or subtracts from the magnitude of the true wind angle. If the true wind angle is too

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Status Functions

The status functions aid in troubleshooting problems with the system. Configuration (tag ‘Z’) Shows which interfaces are currently communicating with the processor, and therefore, which functions can be calculated and displayed (see Configuration). Errors (tag ‘z’) As the processor does its calculations, it occasionally finds out things

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Navigation Functions

The Ockam system navigation functions are focused on aiding navigators and helmsmen for boat safety. They also provide vital inputs to other performance functions such as current calculation. Heading tells you where the boat is pointed but not necessarily where it’s going. Vital to navigation and helmsmnship,

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