Marine Safety Products News

05 Feb 2017

Vesper Marine Launches smartAIS technology

Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder Photo Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today the release of its revolutionary smartAIS technology. and more enjoyable. Unlike other manufacturers’ solutions that simply send and receive AIS data, Vesper Marine’s smartAIS goes much further. An active system with smart alarm logic, it proactively alerts boaters of potentially hazardous situations. Putting users in control, smartAIS combines navigation sensor data, and GPS and AIS information, with intelligent alarm management that prioritizes alerts for the most urgent response.

03 May 2016

Vesper Marine Updates WatchMate Vision

Image: Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, announced a free upgrade for its flagship AIS Class B transponder, the WatchMate Vision, streamlining usability, while adding new safety features and enhancements to the user experience. Preinstalled on all new units, the update is also available at no charge for existing owners. “When we first launched the WatchMate Vision, we raised the bar for boater safety,” said Jeff Robbins, CEO, Vesper Marine. “Today it is the premier AIS safety instrument on the planet.

24 Nov 2015

Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

XB-6000 (Image: Vesper Marine)

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes a built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and GPS antenna that integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA instrument data to display vital safety information on any AIS-compatible chartplotter, multifunction display (MFD) or personal computer. The Vesper Marine XB-6000 offers convenient access to AIS safety information instantaneously while on the water.

04 Sep 2015

3Si Group Launches Offshore Division

Photo: 3Si Offshore

3Si Group, whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services covers commercial, leisure and military markets, has announced the formation of 3Si Offshore, a division that will specifically focus on the North Sea offshore sector. The group’s formation is a result of the recent merger between Ocean Safety Aberdeen and Richard Irvin Marine Safety which were both located in Aberdeen. The consolidation has created a new business in the offshore market and the new identity…

03 Nov 2014

Vesper Marine Upgrades Watchmate

AIS Transponder

Marine Safety Leader Releases Industry’s  Vesper Marine First AIS Devices With Built-in High Speed GPS Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today powerful updates to its award-winning WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines. Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed and vessel details for collision avoidance, both devices feature high-speed 5Hz GPS receivers making them the first Class B AIS transponders that can be used as a primary positioning sources for any chartplotter…

22 Oct 2014

Virtual AIS Beacons Employed in MH370 Search

Image courtesy of Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products and virtual Aids to Navigation (ATON), announced that its Virtual AIS Beacons are employed in the search for lost Malaysian airliner MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The international search team is a closely coordinated effort between United States-based Phoenix International, Dutch engineering company Fugro and the governments of Australia and Malaysia. After an exhaustive period of mapping the ocean floor, the on-the-water search is focused on an area of ocean roughly twice the size of Massachusetts.

15 Sep 2014

ISP Unveil Re-designed Lifejackets Range

The ISP team: Photo ISP

UK's International Safety Products, manufacturer and supplier of marine safety products, says it launched a redesigned package of lifejackets at the recent Shipbuilding, Maritime and Machinery (SMM) trade show in Germany. The firm's Andy Scott said they unveiled new be-spoke versions of the Challenger Flexi-wing 150N, Challenger Interlock 275N and Challenger Worksafe Pro 170N lifejackets. The lifejackets now have additional design options to provide even greater comfort, particularly for people working across the maritime sector.

14 Dec 2012

New "Center of Excellence" for Crewsaver

Crewsaver transfers to purpose built site in move to become ‘Centre of Excellence’ for personal and commercial marine safety products. Crewsaver, the UK’s leading marine safety equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it is moving into new purpose built premises as part of the company’s strategy to become a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for personal marine safety and commercial marine products. The site includes a new showroom providing retailers with the opportunity to view Crewsaver’s ranges in an accessible location as soon as they become available. “We’re delighted to be moving into our new premises as Crewsaver continues to grow and secure its place as the UK’s leading marine safety equipment manufacturer.

16 Mar 2012

VIKING's Eight-Year Record of Growth

VIKING achieves an eight year track record of constant growth. Global success in the crucial offshore market and around-the-world export growth are behind yet another solid financial report from fast-expanding VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, which joins a long list of Danish exporters that are defying today’s economic difficulties. ANNUAL ACCOUNTS: In 2011, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, global manufacturer of safety equipment for the maritime, offshore and fire industries, continued its seemingly unstoppable and increasingly global expansion…

22 Dec 2010

Vesper Marine FCC Approval for AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, has received FCC Approval for its next-generation, all-in-one, dedicated, collision avoidance display, the AISWatchMate 850 Class B Transponder. A self-contained device, the WatchMate 850 offers button-driven menus, built-in GPS antenna, and Class B AIS transponder. The system transmits a boat’s name, size, position, speed and course over AIS channels while simultaneously displaying the information boaters need to interpret potential hazards and react accordingly. www.vespermarine.com/where-to-buy

14 Dec 2007

ACR EPIRBs Selected by AMSA

U.S.-based ACR Electronics, Inc. hundred SATELLITE2 406 and GlobalFix ACR EPIRB models. the protection of the marine environment. Water Police will make the EPIRBs available to local citizens. Brisbane. be directed to agencies that include Water Police, Customs and Coast Watch.

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