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by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I put music or video onto a stick at home for use on the boat ?
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Can I put music or video onto a stick at home for use on the boat ?

Yes - you need a pre-prepared stick or solid-state drive (SSD) so that it can be written to on a Windows machine (assuming you're using Windows) and then run from the Skipper's Mate Boat Control Unit. The stick or SSD is divided into 3 categories : Music, Pictures and Video.
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I record TV programs to watch later ?
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Views: 2112

Can I record TV programs to watch later ?

Yes - the Open Source Tvheadend software which is installed with Skipper's Mate allows you to record. Skipper's Mate can be configured either with a pre-prepared memory stick/flash drive or a solid-state drive (SDD) as a device for storage and replay.
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I watch live TV ?
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Views: 2260

Can I watch live TV ?

Yes - using the Entertainment Kit which includes a DVB-T dongle. The system uses Open Source Tvheadend to tune to FreeView channels. You and your crew can access live TV and radio - also stored films, TV, music and photos - using any device attached to the Skipper's Mate Boat Server which can run a ...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Will Skipper's Mate run off 12V or 24V power ?
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Views: 2163

Will Skipper's Mate run off 12V or 24V power ?

Yes - it is designed to consume a low current - it's based around the Raspberry Pi. The system expects a step-down to 5 volts to run the Boat Server/Raspberry Pi. It will run from 12V, 24V or mains power. If you use the sensors, which come with a wire-free Sensor Control Unit then you will need to s...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet?
Replies: 0
Views: 2180

Can I use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet?

There are 2 answers here :D Firstly you need to use the Skipper's Mate Boat Control Unit as your Boat Wi-Fi Hotspot. Then you have a choice of mobile broadband or using an external wireless signal to connect your boat to the Internet. You can use the Control Panel to switch between the two. External...
by penny
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Can I ? Will it ?
Topic: Can I use 3G or 4G mobile broadband to connect to the Internet ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

Can I use 3G or 4G mobile broadband to connect to the Internet ?

You have a choice of mobile broadband or using an external wireless. You can use the Control Panel to switch between the two. Our Comms Kit comes with a unlocked mobile broadband dongle (you need to add a SIM of your choice) which will provide 4G or 3G depending on what is available locally. The don...