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by penny
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Will I be forced to take updates ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2430

Will I be forced to take updates ?

No. The System / System Updates program will, at your request, show you a list of updates available. You can choose if or when to apply these.
by penny
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Updates and Upgrades
Topic: Will I be forced to take updates ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2957

Will I be forced to take updates ?

No. The System / System Updates program will, at your request, show you a list of updates available. You can choose if or when to apply these.
by penny
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Preferences
Topic: Change password
Replies: 0
Views: 2980

Change password

Personal / Change password - this option allows you to change the password on your Boat Server. It does not affect your login on the Central Skipper's Mate server - i.e. the one you use to "Visit Boat" when you're away from your boat.

So DO remember to keep your logins and passwords recorded.
by penny
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Preferences
Topic: Preferences
Replies: 0
Views: 2381

Preferences

The menu option Personal / Preferences allows you to change : 1) The colour scheme - selecting a theme will display the current page in the theme. Hitting the OK button saves the change. NOTE that the theme is related to the user so the initial login screen will remain unchanged. Once you log in you...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Could we access the Internet from more than one tablet ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2427

Could we access the Internet from more than one tablet ?

Yes, of course ! Gone are the days of squabbling over the Internet connection. Skipper's Mate provides you own Boat Wi-Fi Hotspot so that anyone with a wireless device (and your authorised password) will be able to access the web simultaneously. You can use any wireless-enabled device - tablets, lap...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I use more than one camera ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2308

Can I use more than one camera ?

Yes. You can have several cameras - including USB and IP cameras. The latter take significantly more power so are recommended for use when you have mains power available. At present the system is set to take up to 4 cameras - but you will need to look at power requirements unless you have mains powe...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: How much power will Skipper's mate draw ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2373

How much power will Skipper's mate draw ?

It's not possible to quantify exactly but base system with up to 4 devices (i.e. wireless receiver, mobile broadband dongle and 2 other items such as a USB camera and a GPS) is designed to about 10 amp/hours per 24 hour period. If you want Sensor Control Units and/or Relay Control Units then you wil...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Motion detected ... when someone walks down the pontoon
Replies: 0
Views: 2273

Motion detected ... when someone walks down the pontoon

Your Skipper's Mate Security camera(s) keep detecting motion when someone walks down the pontoon ... or a boat goes past ... or sunlight flashes on the water ... There are a number of ways of tuning motion detection so that only genuine alarms are created. There is - or will shortly be - a section o...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Is there any charge for using the Skipper's Mate software ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2383

Is there any charge for using the Skipper's Mate software ?

No. Skipper's Mate is free Open Source software licensed under the GPLv2. It relies on other Open Source software (e.g. Linux, PostgreSQL, Lighttpd, Sqlite, Motion, Tvheadend etc.). Some remote features and extra storage on the Central Server, sending of SMS messages - are subject to a small charge ...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I download the software and put it together myself ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2442

Can I download the software and put it together myself ?

Yes. The software, and accompanying documentation, are freely downloadable from the web site. We ask only that you create an account. Not only does this prevent bots downloading and using our bandwidth but it you will also need the account to synchronise your Boat Server database and keep a record o...