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How Beacons Work

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2012

Here’s how emergency position-indicating rescue beacons work.

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GOST Xtreme Mini Dome Stainless Steel Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2012

The Xtreme Mini Dome from Global Ocean Security Technologies is a tiny, domed camera in a polished stainless steel housing for use with an onboard security and surveillance system...

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DragQueen Anchor Alarm

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Turn a Smartphone into an Anchor Alarm As mobile devices continue to add features, clever developers find more and more uses for them. Take your smartphone with a GPS: Seems a no...

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SI-TEX SAS-300 AIS Transceiver

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

The new SI-TEX Marine Electronics SAS-300 recreational AIS transceiver can track nearby shipping on a 6.5-inch screen to ensure a high degree of situational awareness for anyone...

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Garmin Thermal and Low-Light Cameras

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Garmin has introduced a line of thermal and low-light cameras. Simple control and cool target tracking mean it may be time for an upgrade that will help you use your boat more and...

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Understanding Marine Electronics Screens

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Get beyond the techno-jargon to understand what your next helm screen can do.

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Wireless Boats

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2012

Your helm may create its own Wi-Fi network and share data with you wirelessly. Pay attention now, it’s really starting to get good.

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Delorme InReach

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A two-way satellite communicator with GPS, the InReach belongs to an exciting and relatively new category; it’s a Satellite Early Notification Device (SEND). Power &...

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Furuno NavNet TZtouch

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Furuno rocked the 2012 Miami Boat Show with the release of its NavNet TZtouch multifunction diplay, the first ever to boast dual-touch screens with functionality like an iPad....

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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision, revealed at the Miami International Boat Show—and winner of an Innovation Award at the show—is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with...

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Cell Phones vs. VHF Calling

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A DSC-equipped VHF can share your identity and lat/lon with rescuers at the touch of a button should an emergency occur. Here’s why nobody uses the system.

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Threats to GPS from Land-Based Signal Boosters

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

Defending the bandwidth for GPS.We’ve all had voyages that weren’t quite what we signed up for when we first got into boating—trips in which the wind and sea on...

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OceanView SteadyView

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

OceanView has added an option called SteadyView, a form of stabilization that is designed to remove the effects of unwanted camera movement, to its Apollo range of dual-sensor...

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