Monthly Archive: October 2018

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KVH Introduces World’s Fastest, Lightest, Ultra-compact Ku-band Marine VSAT Antenna

KVH Industries, Inc., today unveils the TracPhone V3-HTS, the world’s fastest, lightest, ultra-compact Ku-band marine VSAT antenna. Measuring just 37 cm (14.5 inches) diameter and weighing 11 kg (25 lbs.), the TracPhone V3-HTS is smaller in physical size than any other Ku-band marine satellite communications antenna and is designed to provide faster data speeds (5 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload) than larger marine satellite antennas…

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Garmin news: 8600 Series extends, BlueChart g3 includes Navionics, inReach integrates with MFDs & more

Garmin is bringing lots of good news to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) tomorrow. The powerful operating system behind their premium GPSMap 8600 Series 17-, 22-, and 24-inch MFDs is coming to more affordable 10-, 12-, and 16-inch displays; new BlueChart g3 cartography with Navionics data integration and Auto Guidance will be preloaded in the new plotters; the inReach Mini satellite messenger will get integration with many Garmin MFDs; and…

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Vesper SmartAIS MOB simulation, a little known & nifty test tool

I often use and deeply appreciate the bundle of clever features that Vesper Marine calls SmartAIS, but darned if I didn’t miss one. While the WatchMate app screen above shows some aspects of the Vesper collision avoidance intelligence that makes this my favorite real-world AIS plotting tool (among many choices), it is actually a built-in simulation with significant benefits…

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Boat Fix Introduces Revolutionary B2B Marine Customer Service Model to Meet the Needs of the Modern Boater

Fairfield, Conn. – Boat Fix, the marine customer service company that has been protecting boats and providing 24/7 customer support to boaters in the United Kingdom for over 28 years, has launched its unique service globally. Available for any boat of any age and size, the company’s mission is to revolutionize customer service across all platforms within the boating industry…

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FLIR M232 thermal camera ClearCruise, eyes-on with Raymarine Axiom and eS

A timely first point I’d like to make is that this ClearCruise feature is not the same as the new ClearCruise Augmented Reality that Ben Stein just wrote about. While both features are exclusive to certain Raymarine MFDs, they work with different types of cameras in different ways. I think that both technologies are valuable and I strongly suspect that they will evolve together as Ray and Flir clearly blaze trail in advanced navigation imaging…

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Lumitec Razor LED Light Bar — Designed for Marine Applications!

Razor is the world’s first sleek, low profile light bar specifically designed to drop into a contoured pocket molded into a hardtop, radar arch, brow, or other surface. Lumitec’s careful thermal analysis and self-venting design puts an end to ‘pod’ mounted light bars, which can overheat and damage surrounding composites in hardtops…