Yearly Archive: 2018

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The Equation of Time, old time navigation know-how in the modern world

If you ever messed with celestial navigation, you probably understand why even a perfectly installed sundial can be off by more than 15 minutes at some times of the year. But let’s recap on this shortest and darkest of days — in the Northern Hemisphere, that is — and I’ll also discuss how my old celestial nav skills recently helped with some very modern technology…

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Navico Halo24 & Raymarine Quantum2 radars, Gizmo goes full Doppler

Yesterday Gizmo became the rare vessel equipped with four different solid-state Doppler radars. With the Simrad Halo24 announced in October, and the Raymarine Quantum 2 last February, all four major brands now offer this valuable technology. And while the timing isn’t ideal, I’m excited about adding the two new radomes to the Garmin Fantom 24 and Furuno DRS4D-NXT Doppler models already being tested…

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FLIR Introduces Raymarine Element Series with Lifelike Sonar Imaging

FLIR Systems today announced the Raymarine Element™, a new generation of advanced, combination sonar and GPS displays. Featuring the acclaimed Raymarine RealVision™ 3D and new HyperVision™ sonar technology, the Element series delivers lifelike imaging and helps meet the demands of both coastal and bass fishermen with advanced sonar, versatile mapping capabilities, and a highly intuitive user experience.    

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Lumishore Redefines Marine LEDs with Revolutionary Smart Lighting System

Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance LED lighting systems, takes above water interior and exterior illumination to a new level with the introduction of its new Smart Lighting product line. Smart Lighting by Lumishore, which is the world’s first and only marine DC system with tunable color and white light, recently caught the attention of DAME judges, garnering a special mention in the Marine Electronics and Marine Related Software category at METSTRADE in Amsterdam…

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iNavX Establishes Direct Partnership Between Chart Providers and Users

iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today that it will be releasing an entirely new backend system on December 1, 2018. Designed for speed, stability and security, the new iNavX backend system will replace the legacy Fugawi system, and better support iNavX users by establishing a direct relationship between iNavX and the many chart providers offered through its platform. 

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Amazon Fire TV Recast on a boat?

In late September Amazon announced a slew of new hardware in time for the holiday season. Included was the Fire TV Recast, a clever network-based TV tuner and DVR (digital video recorder). The Recast announcement immediately piqued my interest for use on a boat. Could this be an easy and cost-effective way to record over-the-air TV on, or for, the boat? I bought one to find out and so far I’m cautiously optimistic.