2009 November

Tacktick launch new Entry Level electronics range at Mets 2009

November 29, 2009
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Whether replacing existing instruments or installing for the first time, Tacktick’s Entry Level instruments offer simple installation, with easy set up calibration. There is no need for complex wiring, as the data is wirelessly transmitted around the boat. The displays can be quickly fitted with simple 12v power supplies and can be self-installed saving considerable installation costs.

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SES Congratulates FLIR on METS Win

November 21, 2009
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Ships Electronic Services (SES) UK distributor for FLIR Systems, has congratulated the company on its new M-626L Series Thermal Night Vision System which has been announced as the overall DAME AWARD winner at METS in Amsterdam this week. The judges were impressed by the unit’s sleek design, Ethernet capability, and ease of installation, stating that the unit provides user satisfaction beyond anything currently on the market. Even in total darkness the captain of a vessel can see channel markers, other boats, people in the water and the shore line from greater distances and clarity than ever before.

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C A Clase is rewarded at KVH Distributor Awards

November 21, 2009
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One of the UK’s leading distributors of marine electronics for leisure and commercial users, C A Clase, has received two prestigious awards from KVH on Monday 16th November at the company’s annual distributor awards. The two awards recognised C A Clase for achieving the largest total turnover in Europe, as well as selling the most TracVision systems in Europe for 2009.

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New ANT200 From Digital Yacht!

November 20, 2009
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Digital Yacht have expanded their range of AIS products with the world’s first, fully self contained, Smart AIS antenna. The SmarterTrack ANT200 incorporates a highly sensitive dual channel AIS receiver into a waterproof antenna housing no bigger than a traditional GPS antenna. Simply connect the power and interface connections to any compatible AIS plotter (such as those from Raymarine, Standard Horizon, Garmin, Furuno, Lowrance etc) and you’ll be presented with an overlay of AIS targets directly onto your plotter screen. All commercial ships over 300 GRT have a mandatory requirement to carry a Class A transponder – sending and receiving AIS data which includes position, identity and course information. Leisure users can also opt for a more simplified Class B transponder if they wish to transmit as well as receive their position information. The SmarterTrack ANT200 will decode both types of transmission

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NAUTICOMP LAUNCHES INFINITY II AND INFINITY PRO

November 20, 2009
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Nauticomp is launching the Infinity II and Infinity PRO display screens at METS 2009. Combining cutting-edge display technology with an easy to use interface, the new Nauticomp Infinity II and Infinity PRO CCFL and LED display screens provide customers with high quality, reliable operation in an affordable, flexible and stylish package.

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Simrad Yachting launches best in class Multi functional devices for performance, safety and pleasure

November 20, 2009
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Simrad Yachting has launched its NSE series of multifunctional devices (MFDs). Offering a market-leading level of robust construction, operational simplicity and performance module integration, the NSE8 and NSE12 are 8-inch and 12-inch marine electronic displays incorporating ‘best in class’radar, chart plotter and echo sounder technology.

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A world ‘first’ – a chart plotter with built-in AIS receiver

November 20, 2009
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Digital Yacht have launched a new range of waterproof 5″ chart plotters which includes the world’s first Chart Plotter with built-in dual channel high performance AIS receiver. The new SmarterChart 500 range comprises a dedicated 5″ chart plotter, a combination chart plotter sounder with built-in high performance dual frequency fishfinder and the unique combination chart plotter and AIS receiver.

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Lowrance Debuts World's First Fish and Structure Imaging Sonar With Full Panoramic Viewing

November 20, 2009
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Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics, has previewed its next-generation sonar technology, the LSS-1 StructureScan™ sonar imaging module for Lowrance High Definition Systems (HDS), at ICAST 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

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MASTERVOLT ACQUIRES ELECTRIC PROPULSION SPECIALIST, BELLMANN

November 20, 2009
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Mastervolt has acquired the electrical propulsion company, Bellmann. Dutch-based Bellmann is widely regarded as a leading player in the market for complete electrical propulsion systems, and has been producing dedicated electrical drives for boats since 2002.

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Raymarine supplies marine electronics for Geoff Holt’s Impossible Dream Atlantic Challenge

November 20, 2009
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Raymarine has supplied essential navigation, communication and safety equipment for Geoff Holt’s Atlantic Challenge. The first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain in 2007, quadriplegic yachtsman Geoff Holt is now embarking on the yacht Impossible Dream with the intention to sail the yacht single-handed across the Atlantic, accompanied by his carer, and a camera man.

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