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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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My Anchor Watch

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Anchor Watch. There are more than 150,000 apps for the iPhone, ranging from the puerile and pointless (such as iBeer, that turns your $300 phone into a virtual beer glass) to the...

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Wireless On The Water?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Wireless On The Water?We have wireless networks in our homes and offices. Why not on our boats, too?I can’t remember the last time I used a phone that had a wire attaching its...

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What’s a Navico?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2010

What’s a Navico?Deconstructing and defining an emerging marine electronics giant.When I was first introduced to Simrad’s new NSE displays last fall, I just had to ask a company...

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A Sense of Direction

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2010

The strange and tortuous search for a way to improve GPS reliability.Last December CrossRate Technology introduced its first (and so far only) product: a combined GPS and Loran...

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Lowrance Elite

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2010

“Elite,” according to my dictionary, means “the most powerful, rich, gifted or educated members of a community,” which makes it rather an odd choice of name for a range of five-...

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Smoke Alarms for Your Boat

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2010

A 75-footer heading from Naples, Florida, to the Bahamas stopped for what promised to be a relaxing night in Miami. The seven guests onboard—five college-age passengers, the...

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Controlling Power

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2010

Twenty-first-century technology has changed the way your electronics communicate.It’s more than ten years now, since we learned to spell “millennium,” stocked up on canned food,...

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A Sirius/XM Development

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2010

A Sirius/XM DevelopmentFinally—dependable, detailed, real-time weather info onboard.Sirius/XM services offer weather station and buoy reports (left), animated frontal boundaries (...

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