Category: Monitoring & Tracking

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Monitored boats, connected boats and smart boats, what does it all mean?

If you’ve been reading Panbo, boating magazines, or spent any time at a boat show you’ve likely seen boat monitors, connected boat products and smart boat products. But, you may well not know what these things are or how they’re different from each other. Hopefully, I can help shed some clarity on this latest collection of buzzwords.

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MPower digital switching, the strengths of Maretron and Carling align

The Maretron MPower 12 Channel DC Load Module that’s slowly rolling out this year may look like just another darn black box, but it’s a watershed product in my estimation. If you’re a technical dealer, a custom builder, or a savvy DIY boat owner already familiar with Maretron’s vast monitoring ecosystem, you’ll get impressive yet inexpensive distributed power and digital switching capabilities that integrate well with a system you may already service or own…

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CZone answers call for entry-level digital switching solution with the new Contact 6 PLUS system

BEP Marine, manufacturer of CZone Digital Switching, announces the Contact 6 PLUS System delivering a new era in affordable digital control for wide market applications. The CZone Contact 6 PLUS system delivers a cost-effective solution that simplifies installation with the addition of the new Contact 6 PLUS, the CZone Waterproof Keypad and the innovative new Smart Harness…

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New SmartSeal Temperature Sensors with Alarms

Gemeco is pleased to introduce a truly unique and innovative solution for early detection and prevention of shaft seal failures. New from Tides Marine, their patented SmartSeal sensors monitor the cooling water temperature of a boat’s shaft seals and triggers a series of alarms when the water temperature exceeds the normal operating temperature range. Designed for quick connection to Tides Marine’s SureSeal products, this system works with other manufacturers’ dripless shaft seals by simply changing the existing NPT water injection fittings…

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FloatHub, Boat Beacon and Boat Watch work with Amazon Alexa

You may realize that Amazon’s “smart assistant” Alexa is like Apple’s Siri, except that you can ask “her” questions through an Echo speaker instead of an iPhone. But did you know that some marine app developers have created Alexa skills as free and possibly useful features? The underlying technology is awesome, but you don’t have to know much to make it work…

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Mr T goes to sea, hopefully leaving us a safety lesson

I was on Sombrero Beach yesterday when the loggerhead sea turtle known as Mr. T was released into the ocean after several months recuperating from a torn lung. It was easy to presume his joy — he powered flipped the last few feet of beach without hesitation — and the high emotion of the crowd was both undeniable and very special…

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Glomex debuts world’s first GPS antenna with ZigBee

Glomex Marine Antennas debuts the world’s first GPS antenna using internationally accepted ZigBee® technology. Connected wirelessly to the ZigBoat system, the ZB211 delivers push notifications on fleet tracking, geo-fencing, weather forecasts and anchor watch. It has no fees, cloud service subscriptions, registrations or privacy policy agreements.