Mesa3 on deck Tablet PC
From the industrial survey market, this is probably the best solution available for on deck use for a navigator, boat captain or tactician.
High resolution, highly visible backlit LCD display for superb viewing in bright sunlight
- Impressive battery life of 8-10 hours continuous use with max backlight, wifi and no sleep mode. In practice well in excess of 12 hours.
Ultra rugged - IP68 for dust and water, -20C to +50C operation, MIL-STD810G testing standards, shockproof for multiple drops from 1.2 - 1.5m on to concrete
Touch screen has a wet environment mode so can be used when covered in water
Multiple handling options: four point chest harness, shoulder straps, Cordura flip cover case etc.
Comments from Campbell:
"The Mesa3 Tablet was brought to my attention a few months ago and after reviewing some of the specifications decided to give it a try and bought one as a test unit.
Having used a variety of different solutions over the last few years from Andriod/iOS tablets to tablet PC's, everything has been a compromise - too big & heavy or too expensive, or too short of a battery life, too slow, unable to read in direct sunlight, inoperable with water on the screen...
I took my new Mesa3 straight to the Caribbean for Les Voiles de St Barth's - the perfect mix of long days, high temperatures, big wind and waves and brilliant sunshine and was instantly pleased with the unit. I've tried to drown it, it has been jumped on in the cockpit floor when dropped and generally not taken very good care of. It has not let me down whether charging around the Solent on a Fast40+ or on a TP in the trade winds. I do not hesitate to recommend it in any way. Having signed as a dealer for Mesa3 I have supplied a number of units to some now very happy customers."
Multiple methods of use:
Connect to your Boat Wifi and use as a Screen repeater and remote control to your PC running downstairs
Install Expedition Navigation Software and charts, connect to your Boat WiFi and use as a stand alone navigation PC with wireless data from NMEA to WiFi adapters or use Ethernet connected sources such as RacingBravo, FaRo, or another Expedition installation and share the data over the network (UDP or TCP/IP).
View a product sheet HERE. Some specifications mentioned are not relevant to the yacht racing application.
Field Yachting can supply units from being fully configured and set up with Expedition* and charts to a virgin Windows machine.
*Expedition is our favourite software suite, however any Windows 10 compatible system will run on the Mesa2