Safety

Simrad NAIS-400

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

The Simrad NAIS-400 is a black-box Class-B AIS transponder that connects with compatible multifunction displays to show the position and movement of all AIS-equipped vessels...

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Look-Ahead Speed on Garmin GPSMAP 7212 displays

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

How To Double Down on Radar

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Vesper XB-8000 AIS Transponder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

If you need AIS functionality without another screen on your helm, Vesper Marine has a solution. A black-box transponder also has a built-in 50-channel GPS, plus a design that...

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KEP Marine KCAM-IP2HD Network Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2012

KEP Marine’s KCAM-IP2HD network camera combines high-definition imaging with Internet Protocol (IP) functionality for a variety of onboard functions, including surveillance and...

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Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

It never hurts to pay attention to safety gear and keep your boat’s kit up to date. That said, the Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB has some clever design features and components that...

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Should you carry a rescue beacon on your boat?

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard may mandate satellite beacons to simplify searches.

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FLIR First Mate HM 224 PRO

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

The "HM" stands for "Handheld Marine", you can take it on your tender for those moonless treks back to the boat.

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

Designed to be attached to a PFD and activated by its wearer...

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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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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with touchscreen control.

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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.

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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-...

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A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Using technology to protect your boat.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Amongst the acronym-heavy selection of electronics there are a few systems that really could be lifesavers...

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ACR Electronics

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012

ResQLink: A Personal Locator Beacon is a worst-case-scenario device. Having one makes good sense...

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Handheld Thermal Imagers

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

When it bought Raymarine, thermal-imaging specialist FLIR had just introduced a range of handheld thermal imagers...

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Have Electronic Devices Evolved Too Far?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

As our relationship with electronics continues to change, we need to know what we want now more than ever...

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Digital Deep Sea CLA1000

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Digital Deep Sea CLA1000: Communicate information with commercial and recreational mariners...

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Understanding what DSC can do

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Very few boaters have taken the two simple steps tto make the most of this life-saving technology...

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NMEA installer standards

By Tim Bartlett | Posted October 2011

The National Marine Electronics Association sets the standards for certifying electronics installers.

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Garmin GDL 40

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

For boaters who don’t go far from the coast, a Pay-As-You-Go Weather Receiver: Get a day’s worth of weather data on your plotter for $5...

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Getting The Weather

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

Passagemakers can find different sources for WX information as their voyage progresses and adjust their plans based on current data.

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Personal locator beacons

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2011

Cutting the FatPhoto Courtesy of KannadPersonal locator beacons get slim and trimThere seems to be something of an arms race going on between rival manufacturers to produce the...

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