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Thursday, June 29, 2017

FUSION, Ribeye Join forces

Option offered for either the FUSION BB100 Black Box Entertainment System or the compact RA70 Stereo on Ribeye’s full Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) range, as well as Signature Series Speakers on the PRIME Series. Photo FUSION

FUSION announced today that it signed a partnership with Ribeye Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Ribeye’s full Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) range will be offered with the option of either the FUSION BB100 Black Box Entertainment System or the compact RA70 Stereo, as well as Signature Series Speakers on the PRIME Series. All audio systems will include the FUSION Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receiver and antenna. A full-featured marine entertainment system, the MS-BB100 featuring FUSION-Link via NMEA 2000 control…

Handheld Combustion Gas Analyzer

E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer.

The new E1100 Handheld Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. Precalibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce downtime and costly repair charges.

FUSION-Link Remote Control App. Launched

Android version of their popular FUSION-Link Remote Control App.

FUSION, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today the release of a new platform for its FUSION-Link Remote Control app. The app now allows for Bluetooth control of compatible FUSION marine entertainment systems directly from Android mobile devices. Designed for smartphones and tablets, once it is downloaded the FUSION-Link Remote Control app allows navigation, streaming and control of music sources and independent audio zones. Users are able to navigate albums, artists and playlists with the same ease as the FUSION stereo interface.

B&G Debuts Wireless Pilot Control

Courtesy BG

B&G, a leader in the manufacture of instruments and marine electronics for sailing, announced today the release of the compact Wireless Pilot Controller. Providing complete control to sailors, no matter where they are on the boat, the new Wireless Pilot Controller is comprised of a small and lightweight waterproof Bluetooth base station with micro-C connections, has pairings for up to four remotes, and is compatible with B&G Triton and H5000 Pilot systems. The Pilot Controller Wireless Remote is perfectly sized to fit into the user’s palm.

CalAmp Helps Navico Enable Wireless Connectivity

Photo: CalAmp

Wireless products, services and solutions provider CalAmp said its enhanced LMU-4530 telematics devicehas been chosen to support Navico’s new cloud-enabled GoFree Connected Vessel program to monitor onboard engine, sensor and navigation data. CalAmp’s device management and maintenance software platform, PULS (Provisioning/Programming, Update and Logistical System), has also been customized to support Navico’s over-the-air device management and firmware updates for vessels in port or at sea.

Alaska Pilots Choose Navi-Sailor 4000

Transas USA has secured orders from more than 50 of the marine pilots associated in the three Alaska Pilot Regions for Navi-Sailor 4000 Pilot PPU software. The scope of supply included the NS 4000 Pilot software, Alaska TX-97 Electronic Chart coverage and a product software upgrade program. NS 4000 Pilot software was initially developed in cooperation with the Pilot Services of the Swedish Maritime Authorities. Based on the IMO type approved Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS software, the NS 4000 Pilot has been adopted to meet the specific requirements of maritime pilots. While certain ECDIS functions not required in pilotage have been removed to streamline the user interface, a wide range of pilot specific features have been added.

ACR Forms Bridge Information Group

Expanding its position in the commercial marine sector, U.S.-based ACR Electronics, Inc. announced a new suite of ACR-branded bridge information technologies that, with agency approvals, will soon be made available to commercial shipping and yachting customers. These products stem from the earlier announced alliance with Norwegian-based Maritime Information Systems AS MARIS. This alliance combines ACR’s strengths in electronics design, manufacture and sales and marketing with MARIS’ systems and software expertise to create a formidable team. -- RAPIDTRACK Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) with either a Hardened Capsule or a Float Free 406 Memory Capsule. the need to move between instruments.

New Veripos GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

Veripos GNSS Mobile

Aberdeen-based Veripos, a supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a new multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7. Compatible with both GPS and Glonass networks, the 272-channel system includes an additional processor for onboard configuration and customized applications separate from its GNSS engine.

ShockTimer-Plus 3Dv2 Shock Recorder

Photo: IST

IST introduced its new Shock-Timer-Plus 3D version 2 (STP-3Dv2) low cost tri-axial shock, temperature and humidity recorder. The reusable battery powered instrument captures tri-axial shocks above user selected threshold with date/time stamping along with time periodic temperature and humidity atmospherics. The Instrument features Bluetooth wireless data communications for setup and download, trigger alarm indicators, install time delay feature and six month battery life for long deployments and 10,000 reading event memory and data export to standard excel spreadsheet format.

Lowrance Debuts Elite Ti Series Fishfinder/Chartplotters

Lowrance Elite Ti Series FishfinderChartplotters

Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the release of a new, premium Elite Ti standalone series of fishfinder/chartplotters. The Lowrance Elite-5 and Elite-7 Ti touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotters offer anglers high-performance at an incredible value. With an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, proven Lowrance navigation technology and high-performance sonar – including CHIRP sonar, StructureScan HD and DownScan Imaging – the Elite Ti Series is a robust…

New Videoconferencing Kits Offer Medical Lifeline

Image: DigiGone

DigiGone, a communication solution provider specializing in secure video transmission, introduced its new remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications. Based on DigiGone’s proprietary SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the new DigiMed kits provide real-time teleconferencing with emergency medical service professionals using satellite or terrestrial wireless links, enabling a face-to-face consult between patient and doctor. The DigiMed telemedicine kits are suited for ships…

Lowrance Debuts High Powered HDS Multifunction Displays

High-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders chartplotters Photo Lowrance

Lowrance announced today the release of a high-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders/chartplotters – Lowrance HDS Carbon. The new Lowrance HDS Carbon adds a high-performance dual core processor, multi-touch SolarMAX HD screen, dual channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder to the proven features that have made HDS multifunction displays the choice of anglers at all levels. The HDS Carbon series includes 12-, 9- and 7-inch models. Anglers in the market for a want-it…

Simrad Partners with Maverick Boats

Cobia 334 with triple Yamaha 300-horsepower outboard engines offers the latest advances in power boating

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its partnership with Maverick Boat Company. Maverick’s Cobia brand of center console, dual console and bay boats have long had a reputation for stunning performance and value. The latest release from the industry-leading brand, the 334 high-performance center console, will include the Simrad NSO evo2 glass bridge as its standard navigation system.

FUSION signature sound to feature on 2017 XO Boats

FUSION SIGNATURE SOUND NOW FEATURED ON 2017 XO BOATS PHOTO FUSION

FUSION announced today an exclusive partnership with XO Boats to install the compact MS-BB100 black-box audio entertainment system and Full Range Marine speakers on all 2017 model-year XO Boats. The deal was announced at boot Düsseldorf 2017, held January 21st through 29th at the Dusseldorf fairgrounds. “All XO boats are crafted to face the blow of the wind, the ruthlessness of the freezing temperatures and the power of the whipping waves of our local waters,” said Calle Nyman, sales and marketing manager, XO Boats Oy.

VibTimer-Plus 3Dv2 Shock and Vibration Recorder

Photo: IST

IST introduced its new VibTimer-Plus 3D version 2 (VTP-3Dv2) low cost tri-axial shock, vibration g-rms, temperature and humidity recorder. The reusable, battery powered instrument captures peak tri-axial shocks over user selected time bins along with tri-axial max g-rms values with date/time stamping of time bins. The unit also records max and min temperature and humidity atmospherics over the same time bins. The instrument features Bluetooth wireless data communications for setup and download…

Thuraya Launches Dual-Mode Phone

Thuraya’s XT-Dual (Photo: Thuraya)

Abu Dhabi – Thuraya has launched a dual mode hand-held phone featuring both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes Thuraya the only satellite operator to offer seamless communications, as the phone provides consumers the flexibility and freedom to switch between GSM and satellite modes wherever they may be located. The XT-DUAL operates as a standard GSM phone within the reach of terrestrial networks; and, when out of terrestrial network reach, operates as a satellite phone supported by Thuraya’s powerful network.

Wireless System by Sonetics is Ultra Portable, Hands Free

Sonetics, manufacturer of rugged wireless team communication systems, today announced the immediate availability of pre-configured wireless systems that allow small teams to benefit from a combination of continuous hands-free full-duplex communication and hearing protection. The Small Team Communication (STC)  systems consist of two to four completely wireless headsets and an ultra-portable MiniHub™ for applications such as traffic management, heavy recovery, utility and construction crews, tree trimming and logging, survey crews, print shops, warehouses, fork lift drivers and more. Teams can enjoy up to 800 feet of range, 24dB of hearing protection and 12 hours of operation per battery charge.

ISATPHONE PRO iFLYtm Turnkey Package

Image courtesy Delta Wave Communications

The iFly Industrial Package from Delta Wave was designed for quick and easy deployment. It is a turnkey package which incorporates Beam’s IsatPhone Pro Dock, and external antenna which also incorporates GPS. All is contained in a watertight NEMA enclosure with handle for ease of transport and quick installation in indoor or outdoor environments. The unit also works with Inmarsat’s 505 emergency alert service, providing location data. A 30-ft coax cable set is Included, which should satisfy most installation requirements.

Marlink Boosts FleetPhone Crew Calling

Inmarsat FleetPhone

Marlink, the largest provider of maritime satellite communications, has announced it will provide a major benefit to customers taking its Inmarsat FleetPhone service, Inmarsat’s latest satellite voice, circuit switched data and SMS messaging system. Marlink will provide a terminal at no cost with each one year subscription to the Universal Card, Vizada’s prepaid solution for private calls and crew data. The system will also have a free crew handset and call blocker which restricts crew to the prepaid traffic.

e7 is Best New Boating Product at Newport

Raymarine’s new e7 Multifunction Display

Raymarine’s new e7 Multifunction Display is judged the best in a competitive field of 32 boating products. Raymarine announced that its all new e7 multifunction display was selected as the “Best New Boating Product” at the 2011 Newport International Boat Show. “Raymarine is honored to win this prestigious award,” said Jim Hands, Director of Marketing for Raymarine. “The entire global Raymarine and FLIR development teams have worked tirelessly to deliver innovative technologies that make boating fun and safe, and the e7 is proof these efforts have paid off.

Mackay Marine announces new SW Regional Sales Manager

Mackay Communications announces that Oscar Solis has been hired as the new Southwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Mackay’s Vice-President of Sales David Lemoine. Oscar will be based out of our Mackay Marine-Houston Depot. Oscar brings extensive sales experience from the wireless technology industry, mobile workforce management, software/platform and hardware solutions, test & measurement instrumentation along with complete broadband services communications. Mr. Solis has held positions with Sprint as a Regional & Channel Sales Manager providing all three major product portfolio offerings. In addition, he has also served as the Regional & Latin America Sales Manager for Itronix Corp.

Mackay Marine announces new SW Regional Sales Manager

Mackay Communications announces that Oscar Solis has been hired as the new Southwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Mackay’s Vice-President of Sales David Lemoine. Oscar will be based out of our Mackay Marine-Houston Depot. Oscar brings extensive sales experience from the wireless technology industry, mobile workforce management, software/platform and hardware solutions, test & measurement instrumentation along with complete broadband services communications. Mr. Solis has held positions with Sprint as a Regional & Channel Sales Manager providing all three major product portfolio offerings. In addition, he has also served as the Regional & Latin America Sales Manager for Itronix Corp.

Liner Diameter Measurement Instrument

Photo courtesy Chris-Marine AB

Chris-Marine AB has launched a new Liner Diameter Measurement Instrument (LDM) in order to quickly investigate the condition in cylinder liners for 2-stroke engines. The main advantage of this new LDM is that the cylinder head or exhaust valve housing does not need to be removed. By replacing the traditional internal micrometer, the LDM is inserted in the liner through the scavenging ports. The LDM can be preset with engine data for most of today’s existing 2-stroke engines, weighs 3.6 kg and is suitable for 2-stroke liners with a bore between 500 – 980 mm.

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