The Simrad S5100 has three independent sonar channels that offer high-resolution sonar function throughout water column depths. With the S5100 boaters and anglers can link to either three single-channel transducers or an array including one dual-channel and one single-channel.
Vesper Marine has added new functionality to its black-box XB-8000 AIS transponder. The system adds a layer of safety through active alarms that monitor potential collision threats and alert the user. According to Vesper Marine, smartAIS uses navigation-sensor, GPS, and AIS data to prioritize alerts.
Furuno has increased the available power for its X-band recreational radar, and added to the available radar performance for users of the TZTouch and TZTouch2 displays. Anglers will flock to the bird mode feature, in which birds are readily marked without tuning the unit, and then tracked simply with an echo trails feature.
How do you think about refitting your electronics when you’re an intrepid offshore cruiser? We asked Tony Fleming of Fleming Yachts just that. Learn from his experience here
The makers of the iNavX marine navigation mobile app have improved its function and practicality to make the data that boaters need more accessible. The app, introduced in 2008, brought a variety of cartography sources to Apple iOS iPhones and iPads.
Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action.
Garmin released new versions of its proprietary BlueChart cartography earlier this year, and improved the accuracy of its underwater structural details, including 1-foot HD fishing contours.
SonarChart Live is a Navionics feature add-on to a recent update of Raymarine’s Lighthouse II operating system that allows users to create bathymetric charts in real time.
The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.
Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.
Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened when such a problem arose for the U.S. Navy in Iran’s territorial waters. Read the analysis here.
Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.
Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.
The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.
The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.
A former educator used careful planning to find a helm setup within his budget for a Transatlantic cruise to the Baltics and beyond on his Kadey-Krogen 42.
Get comfortable with your radar, and it will help make you more comfortable at the helm in all conditions.
The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.
The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.
With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.
Do you really need more than a tablet and some apps to navigate?
Electronic charts are great, no doubt. But the second you start thinking they’re foolproof is the second you’re in trouble. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.
The Vestas Wind debacle raises points about maximizing your radar picture.
Your boat may be about to benefit from a worldwide competition to provide the best satellite navigation signals. Read all about it here.
If you are using a GPS, MFD, or cell phone that is less than a year or two old, there is a pretty good chance that you may be using Glonass as well as GPS without realizing it.
With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.