Wireless Connectivity News

25 Jan 2017

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.

17 Dec 2016

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…

06 Nov 2016

European Debuts for Garmin at METS Trade 2016

GPSMAP 722922

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, is set to premiere a range of its new 2017 marine products to the European market, at METS Trade 2016. Experience Garmin’s strengthened marine product portfolio in Amsterdam this year – featuring the compact GPSMAP 722/922 and 1022/1222 series’ and the powerful VHF 110i/210i AIS radios, to mention but a few. With a wide variety of products on show, from GPS mapping devices, to solid-state pulse compression radars, to transducers; the Garmin stand is certainly not one to be missed this year.

21 Jan 2016

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…

15 Nov 2014

Simrad Partners Key West Boats

Courtesy Simrad

Simrad Yachting, announced today its partnership with Key West Boats, Inc. With a reputation for uncompromising attention to detail, particularly in construction and design, Key West has established a history of a worry-free experience for owners and unsurpassed resale value for prospective buyers. Key West has selected the Simrad NSO evo2 system to be the standard navigation system for the new series of Billistic high-performance offshore fishing boats – adding value and excellence to this heritage. The Billistic 351 by Key West is the first of three exciting new models in the series.

10 Jul 2014

Keeping in Touch: Globalstar Launch Sat-Fi SatCom Service

Smartphone & Sat-Fi unit: Image Globalstar

Globalstar says that its newest voice and data solution, Sat- Fi, is now available to provide seamless wireless connectivity via satellite. Customers can use their current Wi-Fi enabled  smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular. Customers are able to access data and voice more efficiently, saving both time and money. Through a convenient smartphone app which enables connectivity between any Wi-Fi-enabled device and the Sat-Fi satellite hot spot…

02 Oct 2012

Simrad Yacthing Offers Wireless Networking Solution

Simrad Yachting announced the availability of its wireless networking solution, GoFree Wireless. Combining user-friendly mobile software and rugged marine-grade hardware, the GoFree Wireless solution consists of the GoFree Viewer and Control App, and the Simrad WIFI-1 wireless gateway. Enabling wireless connectivity between Simrad NSS Multifunction Displays (MFD) and tablets, mobile phones and computers, GoFree Wireless offers boaters an exciting new level of navigational control.

14 Mar 2012

Ship Communications Networks with Global Reach

CellAtSea®, the brand name of Maritime Communication Partners (MCP) digital wireless services, enables passengers and crew to remain connected through voice, messaging, MMS, mobile internet and Blackberry services while at sea, and the company states a record 24% growth in its digital wireless service over the past 3 years. MCP's global maritime wireless network provides passengers and crew with superior wireless connectivity, and instant access to onboard information and entertainment applications. Virtually seamless, the service is conveniently billed by the user's home carrier. "We experienced an average of 180% increase in data traffic with record passenger and crew use of mobile internet and smart phone services in 2011.

24 May 2011

Onboard Wi-Fi Connectivity by Telaurus

Telaurus Communications, a Globecomm Maritime company, has unveiled a significant enhancement to its crew email solution, combining the functionality of its se@COMM software suite with readily available wireless network components. Crew communications – particularly SMS and email services – have developed from being an ‘optional extra’ to an essential service for shipowners and managers serious about crew welfare. Evidence from seafarers suggests that communication with loved ones while at sea not only improves morale and the overall productivity…

01 Sep 2009

Ruckus Wireless Outfits the Queen Mary

Photo courtesy Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless(TM) announced that it was selected to supply advanced, Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the Queen Mary, one of the world's most historic ships, now permanently docked and serving as a luxury hotel and convention center in Long Beach, California. Hotel Internet Services (HIS) and Queen Mary IT staff have selected and deployed Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart wireless LAN (WLAN) products, enabling wireless connectivity from any of the hotel's guestrooms and common areas in order to support the ship's more than three million yearly visitors.

19 Dec 2005

MTN and Cingular Collaborate With On Line Identity

Wireless Maritime Services, a joint venture between Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), of Miramar, Florida, and Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the United States, launched its customer and service driven website, www.cellularatsea.com. Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) currently provides wireless service on 15+ cruise vessels of the world’s major cruise lines. WMS was developed specifically for the cruise line industry and offers unique solutions for complete onboard wireless connectivity. Using a combination of the newest technologies available from the parent companies, including the pioneering voice and data satellite capabilities of MTN and the nation’s largest and fastest digital network from Cingular…

28 Mar 2003

Coast Guard Units Exercise New Technologies

Coast Guard units, local law enforcement and marine agencies will conduct an exercise Wednesday to test and evaluate upgraded communication and tracking technologies and to evaluate emergency response plans in the Port Everglades, Fla. area. The exercise scenario includes responding to a fire on a vessel and detection of unknown vessels/people in a restricted area. The scenario requires a coordinated response that will test the upgraded communication and tracking technologies in a simulated emergency situation. Decision makers will exercise information obtained from emergency response plans, critical contact information, and additional information from on scene forces.

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