Category: Wireless & Apps

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Mazu Extends Innovative Chat Feature for Broader Range of Use

Mazu, a leading technology and satellite communications brand, is excited to announce that a popular chat feature from mazu SportFishing, mazuChat, is now available on iPhone, through web browsers and within the mazu Cruising app. MazuChat features include the ability to send and receive messages, create and join group chats and share or hide location with other mazuChat users…

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Lowrance Goes ‘LIVE’ With New Flagship Fishfinders

Lowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today the release of its new high-performance line of fishfinder/chartplotters, HDS LIVE. A significant leap forward in fishfinding technology, HDS LIVE delivers powerful real-time sonar, charting and connectivity features including Active Imaging, LiveSight, Genesis Live and LiveCast smartphone integration…

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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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Navico Launches C-MAP Embark, The Latest in Nautical Navigation Technology

Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics, today announced the launch of C-MAP Embark, a nautical navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience with a clear aim in mind — to make it simpler. C-MAP Embark is powered by map data from official hydrographic offices. This data is continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources to help complete gaps in coastal and inland water bodies…

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Calypso Ultrasonic Portable, wireless wind and more

One reason I like ultrasonic wind sensors is the absence of vanes, cups or any other moving parts that might get damaged by roosting birds, loose lines or clumsy humans. So how about one that can also sense Heading, Air Temperature, Pitch and Roll; that is especially sleek and compact; and that comes in three models able to deliver the data over Bluetooth, NMEA 0183, and/or WiFi?…

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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).