How do I configure a vessel installation from shore?

To configure a vessel installation of Helm CONNECT from shore, use Fleet to enter all the information about the installation and create an installation key.

  1. From the main menu, under Setup, select Fleet.
  2. Click New.
  3. Under Node Configuration, enter the installation details:
    1. From the Vessel list, select the vessel the installation is for.
    2. In the Tag field, enter a description of the installation. For example, "Helm Valiant - Wheelhouse."
    3. In the Boat Login Password and the Repeat Password fields, enter a password for the vessel.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To use multi-user sign on for this installation, select the Multi User Sign On checkbox.
    • To use shared sign on for this installation, leave the Multi User Sign On checkbox empty.
  5. Under Fleet Roles, select a role for the vessel.

    NoteRemember, roles affect which features the logged in users on the vessel will have access to.

  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Once you save your changes, you'll see a new installation key at the top of the screen. Copy the key somewhere safe. The person installing Helm CONNECT on the vessel will need it during the installation process.
  8. Repeat the steps above to configure an installation and a corresponding key for each vessel computer that needs to install Helm CONNECT.