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 wirelessly.