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Monthly Archive: April 2004

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Laser Guided Temperature Readings

In Boating World Magazine’s May Gear Locker they showcase a nice gadget that allows you to detect above-normal operating temperatures of your equipment. “Being proactive can help you avoid major problems, including those that...

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Wireless Lighting, Again….

And for the second time this week, we have some ‘wireless lighting’ news. However, this time it is for real, since this solution uses solar power and therefore does not require any electrical wires....

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A Wireless LittlePC

Following up on a previous story on Stealth’s LittlePC, here is the wireless LittlePC… Not such a bad idea by the way, certainly not on a boat where cables are even more of a...

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A How-To On Inverters

In order to help you power all these great devices that are being presented on this weblog, Ocean Navigator has released a newsletter discussing the necessity of inverters and how to install them. “Inverters...

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LCD With Built-In PC

An LCD display with built-in PC, without being able to see it. Great for space restricted environments like a saloon or cabin. Guess it won’t be long before we see a rugged version of...

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On Board BBQ?

A different kind of marine electronic equipment than I normally write about, but nevertheless it will be relevant to some. I know what hassle it can be to be able to have a BBQ...

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Satellite Weather With The Weather Channel

Lots of weather news today… Boat Test highlights ‘The Weather Channel Marine’ which was co-developed with NASA and is designed to withstand harsh marine environments. The system consists of a small satellite receiver and...

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Wireless Lighting Technology

The people from MarineLED keep sending out these press releases through which they promote their new ‘wireless lightning technology.’ May be someone who reads this is able to explain what they mean by that,...

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Track Your Yacht Via The Web

More and more private yachts are using real time tracking systems to locate their vessels via a web based interface, anywhere and anytime. PurpleFinder seems to be one of the most popular. It has...