Turn your Laptop and GPS into a powerful chartplotter, using C-MAP electronic charts and SOB ...
|Software On Board
SOB is a
Windows™ PC-based navigation program which, when loaded with C-MAP charts and connected to a GPS gives real-time on-screen chart positioning and details such as speed and heading.
Enable additional features and functionality by connecting other on-board NMEA instruments ...ie: AIS, Autopilot,
Speed LOG, Sounder, Radar and Wind Instruments.
|New Version Highlights - SOB v11
Web Tracker and Blog
Add attachments and up to 500 characters of text to your upload to keep a public blog of your journeys. For Mail-A-Sail subscribers, SOB can automatically send your SOB blog to your MailASail blog.
SOB on Youtube
SOB on FaceBook
|Personal Locator Beacons
|Mobilarms' V100 Personal Locator Beacon
|This very clever MOB Device is fully integrated with SOB. Simply connect your onboard DSC/VHF Radio to SOB and program the V100 MMSI into the radio for automatic operation. When the V100 triggers a MOB scenario, it will send its GPS coordinates, via DSC, to the radio and SOB will plot the position on the chart as a Target. (see also www.mobilarm.com)
SOB automatically supports the
Raymarine LifeTAG man-overboard device. The Lifetag ouputs a specially
formatted RMC NMEA sentence containing the lat and long at the time of
signal loss. If your Raymarine bus is connected to the PC, then a SOB MOB
waypoint will automatically be created as soon as the LifeTAG system sets
a Man-Over-Board scenario, and a brief message will be printed to the
|SafeLink R10 and SmartFind S10 Survivor Recovery Systems
These devices from Kannad Marine are functionally equivalent to the Mobilarm V100 device. However, instead of sending a DSC Distress message, they utilise the AIS frequency band and send a standard Class B AIS position fix message. In action, this difference could be significant as the AIS message from the SafeLink and SmartFind do not, on their own, necessarily identify a distress scenario, but rather just another AIS target. http://www.kannadmarine.com
|AMEC's Dolphin MOB Device
Another MOB Device fully integrated with SOB. On activation a SOB MOB window will automatically open to assist returning to the LKP (last known position) for quick recovery of the victim. (see also www.alltekmarine.com/eng/home_news_20081021.htm)
|CruzPro Instruments supported by SOB.
Most CruzPro Instruments output NMEA data, SOB
includes support for data from instruments such as Tank monitors, Fuel
Flow rate senders, RPM, Engine Oil Pressure, Engine Temperature and
We are interested to hear feedback from any users who have interfaced their CruzPro devices with their PC and SOB : contact us
|SOB User Comments
"This system is
excellent, well thought out and intuitive to use - and I have worked in IT for
- Chris, UK
More than 1,000,000 people have trialled SOB over the last ten years, the positive feedback has been overwhelming:
We also pride ourselves on offering superior email support service. This is not "install and ignore" software. We are committed to assisting all our users with setting up and configuring SOB and their instruments for maximum benefit:
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