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Monthly Archive: February 2018

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Raymarine MFD apps three ways: from drone control to sat comms to video streaming

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MIBS 2018 saw the manufacturers putting the multi in MFD, with Garmin and Raymarine each introducing multiple new multifunction app and app-like display integrations interfacing to all sorts of third party boat systems, plus consumer electronics gadgets and online services — actually every single brand seen below, with lots more likely coming. The results are exciting, but what the heck are MFD apps? Fortunately, Raymarine is illustrating all three ways they can be created and why it’s useful to know how it’s done…

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Octoplex OctoLite Shown at MIBS

The long awaited, at least by some of us, Carling Technologies Octoplex OctoLite looks very real and very close to shipping.  The inexpensive OctoLite will digitally switch and protect 12 circuits with a maximum...

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Fusion Launches Redesigned Signature Speakers

Auckland, New Zealand – FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the newly redesigned Signature Series speakers. With refined performance and a sleeker look and feel, the Signature Series offers an unparalleled...

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Garmin acquires Trigentic

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland–Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that it has acquired Trigentic AB, a privately-held provider of intelligent products, solutions and services in the areas of embedded systems, power supply and power distribution for the...

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Airmar 2018 part 2: Ultrasonic and EM speedo mysteries unraveled, plus new UDST800

Airmar_UDST800_ultrasonic_triducer_for_real_2-2018_cPanbo.jpgAirmar’s newly announced UDST800 Ultrasonic Smart Triducer is real! I’ve held one in my freckly hand and even installed it on Gizmo. The reality of a new product would not normally be news, but the history of Airmar’s high tech ultrasonic and electromagnetic speed sensors has frustrated boaters wanting the promised precise and reliable Speed through the Water results, which should be many boaters, I think…

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Airmar 2018 part 1: Newly certified installers toting TDT1000 transducer testers

Airmar_TDT1000_kit_case_n_ACI_logo_cPanbo.jpgDoctor Ducer is in the house! Seriously, the already impressive Airmar TDT1000 Transducer Diagnostic Kit is now key to the company’s new certified installer program, and thus you and your sick fishfinder may one day appreciate a boat call by an informed ducer doc technician with the right tool. And if an ACI installs the transducer in the first place — let’s call it “preventative medicine” — you get a significant warranty upgrade. I tested the tester last month and learned a lot about Airmar and sonar nuances in the process…