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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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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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Marine Charts

By | Posted September 2006

10,000 Islands, FloridaColumbia River

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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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Garmin 3210, 478, and G2 Cards

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

Garmin offers so many plotters these days! The 32xx series—in 05, 06, and 10 models, i.e. screen sizes—is an update to the top-of-the-line networked 30xx series, still in...

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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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Olympus Stylus 720 SW

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

This is one tough camera. I dunked it into the harbor, even took some snapshots of the muck, rinsed it under the tap, and it’s still snapping fine. Olympus’ $399 Stylus 720 SW has...

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Northstar Radar Unit

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

Brunswick New Technologies Marine Electronics (BNTME), is calling its new Northstar and Navman radar units "the industry’s first High Definition (HD) Digital Radar solution." Five...

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Port Network WiFi

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

Port Network’s approach to maximized marine WiFi is to minimize coax loss, packing a high-powered radio and 5.5-dB antenna into a waterproof box for deployment on deck whenever...

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Navionics NavPlanner

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

If Navionics charts come on standard CF and SD memory card formats, why do you need the special card reader shown to view them on a PC? The answer—that Microsoft operating...

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Now Can You Hear Me?

By | Posted July 2006

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Touching Bottom

By | Posted July 2006

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Navionics Platinum Video

By | Posted May 2006

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