Category: Monitoring & Tracking

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Victron Venus GX MFD integration, nice Simrad & Garmin surprises so far

Behold the Victron “app” now running on the Simrad NSS7 evo2 that I’ve been long testing on Gizmo. Now I can see all sorts of power data on a bright MFDs at the helms, and I can even use the integration to control the boat’s Victron Multi charger/inverter or configure many of the power system components. And this valuable feature only required some software updates and an Ethernet adapter cable…

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Carling Technologies Completes Consolidation Of Maretron

Carling Technologies, a world-class manufacturer of switching, control and circuit protection products announces the complete consolidation of the Maretron brand into the Carling Technologies portfolio of marine electronics products. “By drawing upon Carling’s ninety-nine years of design and manufacturing experience, the acquisition adds strength to Maretron, a brand that is synonymous with the highest quality marine vessel monitoring and control solutions…

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Innovative electronics like Navico ID hardly mentioned, a new paradigm?

What is arguably the most innovative electronics system in recent times debuted at the Miami boat show and very few people noticed! I’m talking specifically about the Navico Information Display that was purportedly integrated into the dashboards of some 14 new boats around the show, but…

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Siren Marine: Introducing the Connected Boat Platform

We are excited to officially announce the Connected Boat Platform. Our mission has always been to deliver the modern boating experience but now OEMs are able to enhance every aspect of the boating experience – through app connectivity in the palm of your customer’s hand. Everything in our world is connected… except your boat. As customers connect every aspect of their lives, we know connectivity is vital to the marine industry…

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Winter boat, with help from Victron, Maretron, and FloatHub

Ben Stein is already in Miami working as an Innovations Award judge and I look forward to his reporting as I man the news desk here in Maine. Today, though, I’ll discuss some of the monitoring tools helping to keep Gizmo safe in winter conditions like the easterly gale that blew about ten inches of snow onto Camden last night…

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More boat system MFD apps: Maretron, Octoplex, Lumishore, Victron, Integrel, and here comes Navico ID

While the functionality of multifunction marine displays has obviously been moving rapidly beyond navigation to include most any boat system that has (or can have) a digital interface, the pace is actually quickening. In fact, I’m pretty sure that next year we’ll finally see boats nearly as easy and pleasurable to use as a modern automobile, or least showing off significantly greater system integration. This entry covers a hodgepodge of integration developments I’m aware of, but be forewarned that I often have more questions than answers…

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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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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…