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Watchmate 850

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2011

Vesper Marine is a New Zealand-based company that specializes in easy-to-use AIS equipment for recreational and light commercial craft. Recently granted FCC approval, the third...

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Personal Computers at Sea

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2011

PCs at SeaThese computers may be indispensable ashore, but can they really cope with the rough-and-tumble of life and work afloat?I’ve never been much in favor of using “office...

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How to Keep Your Chart Data Up To Date

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2011

Top of the ChartsThere are numerous ways to keep your chart data up to date.Finding your way through shifting banks or a channel such as this one demands the very latest...

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Geopro Messenger: Two-way texting for twenty cents—worldwide

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2011

Geopro Messenger Two-way text messaging through the Iridium satellite system $699.   Reception Connection Two-way texting for twenty cents—worldwide Spot can...

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Spot satellite tracking-and-messaging device

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2011

Get Found Spot is a pint-size tracker SPOT MESSENGER Base model of a range of one-way satellite messengers is $169.99 Globalstar has introduced a second generation of...

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Satellite Communications For You

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2011

Satcom For EverymanThanks to powerful new satellites, nearly anyone can now afford to stay in touch from anywhere in the world.Last August, Inmarsat placed a billion-dollar...

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What goes on inside your LCD screen.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Screen Test     New displays look great in both sun and shade. Here’s why.   We all spend hours looking at LCDs at home and at work as well as on our boats...

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LCD Screen Jargon explained

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Jargon Buster

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Review of night imaging products

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Night MovesThere's more than one way to see in the dark.RAYMARINE CAM100 is a low-light video camera with built-in infrared lighting. $700You wouldn’t think much of a piece of...

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Side-Scanning Sonar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

The Latest, But Is It The Greatest?Side-scan sonar can find structure, but can it find fish?Teamwork in action: Using side-scan, down-scan, and regular sonar to help pinpoint a...

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Navico’s whispering sonar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2010

Why shout when you can whisper?How Navico’s new breed of whispering sonar promises clearer pictures at greater depths.Three years ago, Navico introduced something that it...

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Sept 2010 Electronics Column

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2010

Finding Your PlaceAn upgrade for GPS and a real-world test for AISThe first of the line: a Block 2F satellite being prepared for launch at Boeing.The first of a new generation of...

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Inmarsat phone

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Inmarsat, the granddaddy of satellite communication services, has launched a truly portable satellite phone. The company says that the new phone is "targeted primarily at...

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