Both EC-X models support WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption and
have a unique, built-in 'help' system, free online firmware upgrades and
free online global weather forecasting from iMap™ Weather.
The EC-X and EC-AP-X are Ethernet Converters (EC) so a
direct connection can be made to any Ethernet enabled device resulting in
flawless performance as a standalone system or integrated into the boat's
network. Also there is no software to install, no USB restrictions and no
power-robbing USB connections. This means better performance for
plug-and-play computer accessories like SKYPE™ phones and webcams.
The EC-AP-X models feature a built-in access point allowing
you to create your own access point (HotSpot) aboard your boat. With the
EC-AP-X multiple computers aboard the boat can connect to the access point