New cool (and unreleased) stuff from Nexus. Plug in your polars on USB or SD-card to get target speed and time to burn at the starting line. Plus data logging without a laptop.
New Nexus RaceBOX puts tactical race software
in the hands of the recreational yachtsman
The new RaceBox gives the competitive advantage of Nexus race software in an affordable, compact and robust package. Interfacing with Nexus instruments via the Nexus Network, the RaceBOX provides sailors with a plethora of analytical information to existing Nexus instruments. A micro-processor facilitates processing abilities that were only previously only available with a stand-alone computer.
Replacing a fragile onboard computer, the racer can now load polar diagrams directly into the processor from a SD card or USB. Calculations of Polar or Target Boat Speed are then displayed by Nexus instruments where they are most useful – on deck. Coupled with GPS it will also give time-to-burn and line bias on the start. Furthermore the RaceBOX records data to the memory cards that can be easily removed for post-race download and analysis.
Dean Barker, America’s Cup skipper and co-owner of Nexus, comments “The RaceBOX gives tactical tools to the recreational club racer that have in the past been an exclusive reserve of the grand prix or luxury yacht. It is light and easy to integrate; the Nexus RaceBOX will give you the competitive edge for a fraction of the price of a laptop or a stand-alone start line timer.”
The RaceBOX is now available through the Nexus dealer network and direct to yacht builders at RRP €680 and will be available in March 2012.
Power source: 12VDC
Power consumption: 150ma to 220ma.
Input/output: Four full duplex NMEA 0183 channels
Two solid state switches to emulate mechanical push buttons
Solid state switch to switch an external buzzer
USB type B socket