Actually there's an argument that Raymarine's leading multifunction systems are also getting Internet-connected, though that company is taking a far different approach (www.raymarine.com). A new feature of its existing E-Widescreen and G Series — no software update required — is called Plotter Sync. You do have to equip your boat with a local Wi-Fi network, but then any Navionics Mobile charting app — which now includes iPhone, iPad, Android and PC versions — can wirelessly communicate with your Raymarine system (www.navionics.com). What you'll see initially is automatic route and track synchronization, as in plan-a-trip-at-home, and, bada-bing, it's on the plotter when you step aboard, and later the actual track of your adventure syncs to the phone when you're ready to show off at the bar. As with the Standard Horizon's MFD-to-Internet relationship, this MFD-to-mobile-to-Internet twist opens the gate to further integrations, be it receiving boat-sensor data on the tablet or bringing chart updates to the boat on your phone. And it's worth adding that Navionics wants its charting apps to play nicely with all electronics that support its charts, and that C-Map has just introduced its own charting apps.