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Category: Navigation

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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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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.

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Active Captain Community app support

On May 23rd Garmin shut down the old way of distributing ActiveCaptain (AC) data and turned on the new ActiveCaptain Community (ACC) servers.  All the mobile apps, charting programs and MFDs programmed to work with AC stopped updating unless they had been newly modified. In the table below you’ll see that the number of products currently able to display and edit ACC POIs is pretty small. Hopefully, more blue checks will soon be added, and that’s why this entry is definitely “subject to change.”

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Garmin’s new ActiveCaptain Community site, what’s good and what’s not?

I am a long time fan of ActiveCaptain boating info. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my January 2007 Camden Public Landing review above was one the very first, as I was simultaneously writing about AC’s inception here. Now the AC database and user community are both huge, but many of us “captains” are struggling with Garmin’s very recent and complete rebuild of the service…

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iNavX Brings AIS Live Coverage To Mobile Devices

San Francisco, Calif.- iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on the chart…without the need for a radar or AIS transponder…