Communication

A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Satellite communications in 2012

By | Posted February 2012

High Beams Learn to think differently about satellite communications. After all, they’re changing fast. Think about this: While AT&T charges cell-phone users $2.29 per...

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Iridium Extreme

By | Posted December 2011

At 8.7 ounces, nearly an ounce lighter than the popular Iridium 9555, the latest Iridium satellite telephone...

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Amped Wireless UA600EX

By | Posted November 2011

PMY Tested: Amped Wireless UA600EX Pro USB Adapter. Improve your marina's Wi-Fi signal with this powerful directional booster...

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Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro

By | Posted July 2011

Inmarsat began offering text messaging and data transfer through its IsatPhone Pro—that blue phone with the foldout antenna...

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Comar AIS-2-2000

By | Posted July 2011

Comar Systems’ affordable AIS receivers. Comar AIS: This receive-only black box helps you stay safe in high-traffic areas.

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Spot Connect

By | Posted July 2011

The latest addition to the growing line-up of Spot’s pocket satcoms is called Spot Connect,it turns your smartphone into a satellite communicator...

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Rescue 21

By | Posted July 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but the U.S. Coast Guard’s new communication system is up and running.

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An Alternative to the iphone

By | Posted June 2011

Apple AlternativeThe halo effect of the iPod aside, not every smartphone shopper winds up with another iconic device from the bushel in Cupertino. There’s another technology...

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Comar AIS CSA 300

By | Posted June 2011

Comar CSA-300: A more affordable yet still full-feature AIS.Comar AIS CSA 300Comar Systems has two new affordable AIS transponders and receivers.The CSA300 is Comar’s new flagship...

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How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat

By | Posted June 2011

How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat, and your price point. >As any boat owner knows, there is a wealth of options when choosing a new VHF antenna.

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Icom MA-500TR

By | Posted May 2011

Icom MA-500TRClass B AIS TransceiverIcom’s MA-500TR—the company’s first (and only) Class B AIS transceiver—broadcasts position, track, and speed data derived from its own internal...

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