Chart Plotter System Requirements

Chart Plotter requires a system that meets or exceeds the following:

  • Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • 1.5 GB of Available Disk Space (More is required temporarily during the instalation process)
  • 512MB RAM
  • Internet connection to activate the product, this takes 30 seconds, no internet access is required afterwards
  • All files are stored  on the hard disk, no dongles or discs are required to run the program

.Net Framework 3.5 SP 1 is required to run Chart Plotter, if this is not currently on the machine it will be installed as part of the setup process.

GPS interface requires:

  • GPS input baud rate of either 38400 or 9600 or 4800 (note 4800 is the standard but can vary on some GPS devices)
  • input via a com port (USB ports can be used to emulate a com port)
  • NMEA signal

Note if you have a GPS that requires adaptors or the purchase of leads to output the NMEA signal it could be cheaper to purchase a GPS USB dongle for just £39.95 plus p&p, easy quicker and a backup GPS to your boat's GPS

AIS interface requires:

  • AIS NMEA input from an AIS receiver
  • input at a baud rate of 3800 ( this is the standard for AIS)
  • input via a com port (USB ports can be used to emulate a com port)
Quantity Item Unit Price
Tide Plotter 3 yr data (download) plus GPS USB dongle BU-353 £57.95