Wi-Fi and Internet at Your Fingertips
Standard Horizon (standardhorizon.com) provides multi-media access and connects you with the Internet with its CPN700i ($1,299.99)and CPN1010i ($1,999.99) models. A USB port connects with a wireless or hard-wired keyboard and mouse to let you access email or surf the Internet via Wi-Fi while aboard your boat.
Garmin’s Wi-Fi adapter ($199) creates a wireless gateway connection for Garmin Marine Network products as well as for most mobile Apple devices you carry on board.
Getting up to adjust the volume or change a music selection when comfortably relaxing can be annoying. The MS-IP700 ($449.99) multimedia entertainment center from Fusion (fusionelectronics.com) with the BT100 or BT200 plug-in Bluetooth adapters ($50 and $80, respectively) lets you see music titles, change tracks, play, skip and stop music and other common media control functions right on your smartphone, tablet or other personal digital device. You can also control the tunes at the helm on select MFDs from Furuno, Raymarine and Simrad that have compatible Fusion software.