We can supply you with a fully configured System ready to install and use .
Start with a Basic System and then add options.
We have 2 Basic Systems the Groove 52 Basic System and the Groove 52ac Basic system
The three options in the Options section below will work either of our Basic Systems
What is the difference between the Groove 52 and the Groove 52ac?
The Groove 52ac is the newer of the 2 models. The Groove 52ac is capable of using the a/b/g/n/ac wireless modes while the Groove 52 can only use the a/b/g/n wireless modes.
What does this mean to you as a cruiser using public wifi? The answer is "very little". While the "ac" mode on the Groove 52ac is technically capable of 433 Mbps (Mega bits per second) versus 150 Mbps for the "n" mode on the Groove 52 in reality you will rarely if ever encounter a public wifi system capable of providing a fraction of the maximum "n" mode speeds let alone "ac" mode.
If you have access to a private "ac" capable router such as when you dock your boat at your home dock in the off season then I definitely recommend the Groove 52ac over the Groove 52 otherwise you won't see a difference in the 2.
Both Basic Systems consist of the same parts other than the Groove model
A Basic System will allow you to connect your Groove to a single computer by ethernet cable.
If you want to have wireless access to your system, as most people do, you must use a wireless router. The Groove can be plugged into any standard wireless router. I offer a good commercial grade router in the Options section below or you can use any standard wireless router you purchase or already own.
Basic System Parts
Dual Band Antenna 6dbi/8dbi 2.4ghz/5ghz
Gigabit POE (used to provide DC power to the Groove)
1 - 6 foot DC pigtail for direct connect to ships 12 volt buss
1 - AC/DC power supply 24 volt DC output (for use if you prefer to use your vessels AC power)
25 feet of outdoor CAT5e cable (see the Longer Outdoor Cable option below for cable lengths greater than 25 feet.
7 foot CAT5e patch cable for trouble shooting
1 - RJ45 coupler (female to female)
Groove 52 Basic System
Groove 52ac Basic System
Groove Mounted on
12 volt DC Pigtail for powering from boats battery bank
AC/DC power supply for powering from boat AC system
Options (available with Basic System purchase)
In-Line Mount $50.00
Longer Outdoor Cable @$0.46/foot
hAP ac lite Dual band Router $85
The In-Line mount cap adapters can use
N-male antennas or N-Female antennas
The antenna and a marine antenna mount are not included with the In-Line Mount