Boat Fix, a leading telematics service for boat owners, announced today the launch of its unique vessel monitoring system and Boat Fix Advisors service worldwide.
Category: Wireless & Apps
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.
Announcing the latest in remote, real-time vessel monitoring – Simrad BoatConnect provides boat owners with the ultimate peace of mind at an unparalleled value, keeping users informed of their boat’s location, battery level, trip history and more.
Well, dang, I was steeled up to write an unusually negative entry about the AIS feature that Navionics recently added to its Boating app, but then I learned that they’re already planning virtually all the improvements that I intended to vigorously champion. So, if you too are having trouble making the WiFi connection work — or if you too are disappointed with the target display — don’t worry…
A couple of weeks ago Visible announced they have removed the 5 megabits per second speed cap making their $40 unlimited plan even more interesting. In my entry on the change I promised I would order a line and see how it worked out. The SIM has arrived and testing is well underway and although it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses I’m going to try using Visible as my main cell carrier
Cannon, long the gold standard in trolling dependability and performance, is bringing modern connected technology to the category with its new Optimum Downrigger, which will debut at ICAST. The product brings the One-Boat Network to life in trolling applications and fully integrates with Humminbird fish finders, Fish Hawk electronics, a new mobile app and other Optimum downriggers wirelessly…
Visible, a relatively new Verizon subsidiary, has been offering a $40 per month (taxes included) unlimited plan for about a year. While the plan’s pricing is great, its usefulness has been potentially limited by a 5mbps speed cap. Today Visible announced that they’re removing this speed cap while keeping the rest of the plan the same. Is this as good as it sounds?
Prior to being a boating geek… I was a professional geek. I have a lot of data on the NMEA 2000 network on Have Another Day but no way to access it all remotely. I’m getting ready to leave the boat for a few weeks so I really want to access all that data off the boat. After some digging for a way to make that off boat access possible, I found one with which I’m currently thrilled.
Safety and survival specialist ACR Electronics has launched the ACR OLAS (Overboard Location Alert System) product range to strengthen its position as the world’s leading supplier of innovative and versatile man overboard solutions. The addition of affordable Smart Bluetooth Tag and Float-On MOB systems to ACR portfolio enables users to extend their OLAS functionality with innovative Core Base Station and Kill Switch…