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Garmin GPSMAP 4XXX

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2007

Garmin chose the huge Marine Electronics Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam to preview an entirely refreshed marine line that will roll out during the first half of 2007, and I wasn’t...

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TR-1 Gladiator YTS Autopilot

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2006

With its YTS model, Nautamatic is finally offering a conventional control head for its unconventional yet well-proven autopilot technology. In fact, the three buttons and dual-...

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FLIR Navigator

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2006

While BMW's optional Night Vision is winning raves for its ability to help drivers see obstacles beyond their headlights, I'd argue that the same thermal technology is even more...

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Raymarine G190

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2006

A Lauderdale line that rings true: "19-inch is the new 15-inch." We want bigger displays, and bezels are getting thin enough that we can have bigger in almost the same helm space...

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Humminbird 997c Combo NVB

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

The new top of Humminbird's fast-growing electronics line seems capable, as deconstructing its model name suggests. SI means that the 957c, besides doing "normal" dual-frequency...

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NVTi 6000 Series Night Vision Camera

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

NVTi has really upped the ante since I trialed its already powerful night- and long-vision, multicamera 4000 series. For one thing—whereas many owners these days appreciate...

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Simrad Glass Bridge

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

All the new features of Nobeltec Admiral 9.0 may not be built into the Simrad GB60 yet, but I'll bet they will be eventually. Simrad has clearly worked closely with Jeppesen...

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Nobeltec Admiral 9

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

The full name for this high-end $1,200 PC navigation package, Jeppesen Marine's Nobeltec Admiral 9.0, has become a mouthful—and its $490 little brother, Jep...tec Visual...

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VEI DM Series Monitors

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

VEI’s new DM series monitors show how an assortment of seemingly minor developments can add up to what may well be a breakthrough product line. The visible bezel, for instance, is...

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Krill Monitoring System

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

The goal of Krill Systems is to make the elegant and informative monitoring we often see on megayachts possible on the boats most of us cruise in. The solution is a flexible...

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Furuno FCV-620 Fishfinder

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

Furuno’s claims about the benefits of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in its new 5.6-inch FCV-620—its ability to suppress noise and maximize automatic fishfinding in varying...

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Maretron Weather Station

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

Maretron’s $699 Weather Station is as ambitious as Airmar’s but itself only senses wind—again ultrasonically, which means both accurately and without moving parts—plus...

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Airmar PC WeatherStation

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

It’s astounding how many sensors are packed into that 23/4-inch-diameter housing: ultrasonic wind, GPS, compass, accelerometer (pitch and roll), thermometer, barometer, and...

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