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FLIR Delivers Marine Electronics Industry First with Raymarine ClearCruise Augmented Reality Navigation Technology

FLIR Systems delivers a marine industry first with the introduction of the Raymarine navigation technology, ClearCruise AR (Augmented Reality), which brings enhanced on water awareness to Raymarine’s family of Axiom multifunction displays (MFDs). With ClearCruise AR, Raymarine Axiom users can make smarter decisions with physical navigation objects overlaid directly on Axiom’s high-definition (HD) video display…

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Simrad HALO24 Revolutionizes Dome Radars

Announcing Simrad HALO24, an innovation in pulse compression radar. HALO24 combines the performance and reliability of Simrad’s award-winning radars with the advantages of cutting edge technology, a new profile and lightweight design. Boasting 60rpm high-speed rotation at distances up to 2 nautical miles, an industry first, the Simrad HALO24 dome radar allows for increased safety and improved performance…

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Accidental grounding, familiarity breeds complacency

My 2018 cruising started with a trip straight up Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin coast bound for Manistique, a small town on Michigan’s upper peninsula.  We had something very rare, three consecutive days of flat water on Lake Michigan.  So we made the most of the conditions and ran all three of those days for a total of 300 nm at 9 kts.  We made it the length of the lake to Manistique without incident.  Unfortunately, we didn’t make it into Manistique harbor without incident.

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Digital Yacht iKommunicate Gateway Adds Full Coastal Explorer Integration

With the new iKommunicate update, just plug its network cable into a wireless router, connect the PC wirelessly (or wired) to the same router and within seconds the two devices will auto-discover each other and start sharing data.  All information on the iKommunicate’s NMEA 2000 interface or any one of its three NMEA0183 interfaces, will come streaming through in Coastal Explorer protocol…

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Garmin’s ActiveCaptain marine business plan looks good, plus Eartha

On Tuesday I met with some of the ActiveCaptain Community team, and the key news is that Garmin recently contacted marine businesses to explain the three-tier business “ownership” and advertising plan they intend to roll out in late August. I think it’s brilliant (and so is the world’s largest revolving globe).

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Furuno introduces cost effective and highly accurate SC33 Satellite Compass

For years, Furuno’s SC30 Satellite Compass has provided highly accurate and stable heading, as well as pitch and roll, rate of turn, and vertical motion data to a vast array of navigation equipment. While the SC30 has delivered precise information to thousands of vessels worldwide, Furuno has still found room for improvement and is announcing a significant upgrade to their original groundbreaking design with the release of the SC33.

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FLIR Introduces Raymarine Axiom XL Multifunction Displays

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today the introduction of the Raymarine® Axiom™ XL line of multifunction displays (MFDs) and the immediate availability of two Axiom XL models. Designed for premium yachts and glass bridge installations, Axiom XL displays offer the largest size in the Axiom family and the superior performance and elegant simplicity that the award-winning Axiom line has delivered since its introduction.