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Northstar Radar Unit

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

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 available scanners, ranging from a 2-kW, 18-inch radome to a 25-kW, 84-inch open array, will work with either the 6100i or 8000i multifunction displays (and the smaller units will also

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Olympus Stylus 720 SW

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

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 a 3x zoom lens and can take digital photos as large as seven megapixels. It offers no less than 28 shooting modes, ranging from standards like “portrait” to more esoteric situations

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Port Network WiFi

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

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 you anchor or tie up. Both power and signal run through a no-loss 25-foot Ethernet cable. While the $349 MWB-200 will usually find the best available WiFi signal automatically, complete

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Keys to the Kingdom

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2005 | Add a Comment

MaxSea software got access to NavNet hardware.At the 2001 Miami International Boat Show, Furuno USA product development manager Eric Kunz and marketing manager Dean Kurutz delivered an impressive double-team presentation on their new NavNet electronics series to an overflow

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Can You Hear Me Now?

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2004 | Add a Comment

Lying handsets, wireless wireless, and other marine cellular shenanigans.

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Craving Direction

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Electronics - January 2002 - GPS Gyro Compasses

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Saltwater Cellular II

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Electronics — - Boat Phones - October 2001

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Saltwater Cellular

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Electronics - September 2001

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Black Magic

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003 | Add a Comment

Electronics - August 2001

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CD Summer School

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2003 | Add a Comment

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