Serial to USB Adapter
In the event you are interfacing to SeaTalk or NMEA 0183 equipment, and your PC or laptop is not already equipped with a serial port, we recommend the following adapter:
SeaLevel Systems USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Interface Adapter, Model Number 2105
This adapter is generally not required when networking Raymarine RayTech RNS 6.2 with Raymarine E Series or Raymarine G Series displays, as SeaTalk and NMEA data is carried over the SeaTalkHS network.
Microsoft Wndows Service Packs and Windows Update
Before installing any software product on your PC, it is a good idea to make sure your PC's operating system is up-to-date. For best system and application performance, Raymarine strongly recommends installing the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack applicable to your operating system. Microsoft Windows Service Packs are available online at no-charge from Microsoft. Microsoft Windows Service Packs
Additionally, it is recommended that you run the Microsoft Windows Update service before installing Raymarine RayTech RNS 6.2. Windows Update is a free Internet tool that provides up-to-the-minute updates for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, and PC hardware device drivers. The Windows Update tool may be launched at any time by opening the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser, and clicking on the 'Tools' menu, then selecting 'Windows Update'. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.
Video Driver Updates
Raymarine RayTech RNS 6.2 is a graphics intensive application. For optimal performance, Raymarine recommends installing the latest video driver update for your PC's graphics hardware. For desktop systems, these updates are available from the graphics hardware manufacturer, or possibly through the Microsoft Windows Update service. Notebook PC users should obtain the latest video driver update from the PC manufacturer.