• Theme: Marine Electronics

    /

    The seven VO65’s racing 45,000 nautical miles around the globe will be crunching massive amounts of data. That means Big Data is onboard.  This concept refers to huge amounts of information being stored, sorted and analyzed by computers. In a race where all the boats are identical, the tiniest detail can mean the...

    / /

    This year’s Safety Equipment innovation award winner at the Tampa, Florida IBEX conference went to Vesper Marine’s deckWatch app. The Auckland, New Zealand firm says it offers the app free to users of its smartAIS transponders. Currently available for Android Wear 2 smartwatches, the system serves as a secondary...

    / /

    Welcome to the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the must-attend nautical event of the season. It’s right here, just footsteps away from the celebrated Palais des Festivals, that we delight in the latest innovations—not on the silver screen, but in seaborne luxury and speed. On the menu...

    /

    Swedish systems manufacturer Alfa Laval is upgrading its latest product control systems. The company says the move will both modernize interfaces and make products easier to use. The latest new-look control boards, the Alfa Laval Touch Control (ATC), have been rolled out across the boiler product line, with plans to...

    At the Miami International Boat Show Raymarine presented an all-new family of multifunction displays called Axiom, game changers poised to shake up the marine electronics industry. The 7-, 9-, and 12-inch touchscreen displays feature the new LightHouse 3 operating software and RealVision 3D sonar for superior...

    / /

    High technology is a major trend at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, with manufacturers turning to smartphone-style control systems. Mercury is offering Joystick Piloting, a retrofit that lets you operate a boat as if playing a video game. It’s available for pod drives, sterndrives, inboard, and even outboard...

    /

    Navionics has already popularized navigation apps for smartphones. The Italian company continues to develop its charting software with the introduction of an Android version of Dock-to-Dock Autorouting at boot Düsseldorf 2017. The program already worked on iPhones, iPads and select chartplotters. Simply punch in your...

    / /

    The new Garmin Nautix handset is a brilliant piece of technology that supports watch-keeping on board a vessel. This useful in-view display is a near-eye augmented-reality device,  similar to avionics head-mounted display used by fighter pilots.   Skippers and fishermen can see in their glasses online critical boat...

    /

    While a chart plotter can show where everything around is supposed to be, nothing beats a radar for navigational safety. The basic principle of radar operation is based on the fact that radio waves are reflected by objects. Because propagated electromagnetic waves are traveling through air at a constant speed, it is...

    /

    Monitoring a boat has been significantly expanding with owners now able to monitor vessels from their phone or iPad thanks to apps. Choosing a technical solution is not always easy, but the development of ‘smart boating solutions’ is making that process and the task of monitoring boats a little less complicated. One...