Can I set up the sonar to send data to more than one computer?
The sonar can be set to broadcast any or all data.
The Subnet determines the address format.
With a default Subnet of 255.0.0.0, in Network settings, the IP for the data that is to be sent to more than one computer would have an IP 10.255.255.255.
The various data output are Bathy, TruePix™/Snippets and Water Column, so you would enter 10.255.255.255 as the IP for any of those data which is to be sent to more than one computer.
How are communications established with the ancillary sensors?
Go to Settings -> Sensor settings.
Data can be input via serial or Ethernet. Select the correct interface based on your system.
If you’re using serial, set the correct baud rate and the other parameters.
If you’re using Ethernet; set the IP and/or subnet mask to work with the sonar’s network. The default network settings for the sonar and auxiliary sensor’s subnet must be 255.0.0.0. The IP address must start with 10.xxx.xxx.xxx.
Confirm successful communication by the SIM’s LEDs in the lower left corner of the Sonic Control.
How do I determine the correct Range setting?
The R2Sonicwedge feature is built into the Sonic Control interface (window). The wedge feature is comprised of two straight lines and an arc that connects the two straight legs.
The straight legs represent the Slant Range set by the Range setting.
If the bottom return ‘dots’ are above the meeting point of the straight legs with the arc (the upper portion of the wedge display), the correct range is set.
If the bottom is mostly flat (not sloping) and there is no interference, the Sonic Control RangeTrac™ feature will automatically set the optimum range.