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Offline RGecy

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Humminbird Ethernet Overview
« on: February 03, 2011, 01:51:53 AM »
This presentation is meant to be a brief summary of Ethernet. Ethernet is a simple straight plug in solution. There are no extra boxes or power sources required.  Ethernet allow users to share waypoints, routes, tracks and GPS position information. It DOES NOT SHARE MAPS. It will also allow users to share Sonar information.

GPS receivers and transducers are plugged into the units the same way they have been whether you use Ethernet or not.  Ethernet is simply a separate cable that communicates information between two units.

800/900/1100 Series Ethernet

To get Ethernet on a 800,900 or 1100 series units all you have to do is plug an Ethernet cable into the metal connectors on the back of each unit as shown. The following 800,900 and 1100 series units are compatible with Ethernet: 858c, 898c SI, 958c, 998c SI, 1197c SI, 1198c SI

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Ethernet cables are available in 4 lengths:
 2 foot- AS EC 2E
10 foot- AS EC 10E
20 foot- AS EC 20 E
30 foot- AS EC 30 E

There is also a 30 foot  extension cable if more length is required:
AS ECX 30 E

Also make sure both units have the correct software for Ethernet functionality

700 HD Series Ethernet

To Ethernet a 700 HD Series unit you will need to add an adapter on to the end of the standard Ethernet cables mentioned on the previous page. This cable is the AS EC QDE. It is shown below:


The 700 HD Series units that are compatible with Ethernet are 798ci SI HD, 788ci, 778c HD and 788ci HD DI. No other 700 series units are compatible with Ethernet.

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If you ever have a situation where a consumer wants to use a TS-W Speed Sensor (paddle wheel) or a separate Temp Sensor (TG-W) with a 700 HD Series unit that is connected via Ethernet you will have to use an adapter since the Temp/Speed plug on the back of the 700 HD Series unit has been replaced by the Ethernet connector. This adapter is AS SW Y and is shown below. I don’t think you will see this requirement very often.

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All Ethernet Operations are driven from a tab called NETWORK as shown above.


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The first setting under the Network tab is called “Unit Name”. This is where the user will type in a NAME for the unit. In most situations I would suggest BOW for the front unit and Console for the back unit but the user can name each unit anything they want to.


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The Serial Number of the unit is the default NAME for the unit


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Shown above is an example of renaming the unit. The user would go in and type the new name and then SAVE it.


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The second setting is called NETWORK SOURCE SETUP. This is the heart of Ethernet. When this setting is highlighted as above and the Right Arrow is pressed the core menu to Ethernet will pop up.


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There are four tabs the user can access. From the STATUS tab the user can see the source he is getting his SONAR, TEMP and GPS info from. This example shows that the Console unit is getting its SONAR, TEMP and GPS information from the local sources plugged into the Console unit.


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From the Sonar tab the user can see which sonar sources are available to him and which one he currently has selected. He can change the sonar source on this screen to any available source.


An explanation about the transferring of Sonar information

A unit can only receive Sonar information over the Ethernet that it is capable of using without Ethernet. By this I mean that for a unit to receive Side Imaging Sonar information over the Ethernet it must be a side imaging unit.

2D sonar units will only receive 2D sonar over the Ethernet

Examples: 778c HD, 788ci HD, 858c,958c,1158c

Side Imaging Units can receive 2D, DownImaging from Side Imaging and Side Imaging Sonar over Ethernet

Examples: 798ci SI, 898c SI, 998c SI, 1197c SI, 1198c SI

DownImaging units can only receive 2D Sonar and DownImaging Sonar

Example: 788ci HD DI

« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 02:08:32 AM by RGecy »
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Re: Humminbird Ethernet Overview
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 02:09:45 AM »
*** Special Note ***

(Down Imaging from Side Imaging) and (DownImaging) are two different technologies and aren’t compatible over Ethernet.

Explanation

The DownImaging that comes from a Side Imaging Unit will not transfer via Ethernet to a DI unit. For example if I hook up a 1198 and 788ci HD DI unit the only information they can share is the 200kHz Downlooking sonar.  No DownImaging information will be shared.

If I hook up a 1198 to a 798 they will share 200kHz downlooking, 83kHz downlooking, DownImaging from Side Imaging and Side Imaging Sonar.


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From the Temp 1 tab the user can see what Temp sources are available and which one is selected. He can change to any available source


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There can actually be up to 4 sources of temp information. 1 from the transducer connected to local unit, 1 from transducer connected to remote unit, 1 from temp probe plugged into local unit, 1 from temp probe plugged into remote unit. (external Temp probes aren’t plugged in on this example).


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From the GPS tab the user can see what GPS sources are available and which one is selected. He can change to any available source. There can be up to 4 sources available. Internal GPS on remote and local and External GPS on remote and local. In this example both units have an internal GPS and the Console unit has an external GPS hooked up to it. The source that is currently being used in the internal GPS in the console unit.


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The third setting is SHARE WAYPOINTS. In this setting the user can choose to either share waypoints between the two units or not share them.


In order for one unit to share its waypoints with another unit two things have to occur:
#1- Share Waypoints must be turned on
#2- Both units must be turned on
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Since Ethernet requires both units to be turned on for the units to share waypoints between each other a change in the MENU structure has been made to allow for an EXPRESS way to turn Sonar on and off since having both units on at the same time can lead to Sonar to Sonar interference. The Sonar OFF/ON setting is now accessed by pressing the power button to bring up the menu below. It only takes two button presses to turn Sonar ON or OFF.
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A couple of things to note:

#1- Ethernet and Interlink WILL NOT work at the same time. Whenever an Ethernet cable is hooked up to a unit the Interlink functionality is automatically disabled.
#2- Ethernet will not transfer other accessory information like Weathersense or XM NavWeather
#3- With Interlink we were using Y cables to allow you to plug in both Interlink and GPS. With Ethernet the GPS can be plugged directly into the back of the unit without a Y cable unless you need to connect another accessory like Weathersense or XM Nav Weather.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 02:13:07 AM by RGecy »
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