Marine Electronic Services Ltd will launch MAC ENC at the London Boat Show in January. MAC ENC is a new MAC based electronic charting programme capable of real time navigation. Its turns you MAC notebook into a full function electronic chart plotter and it accepts industry standard NMEA data from GPS, instruments and AIS receivers. It will provide an overlay of your current position, previous track and current course on detailed electronic charts. Waypoints can be created and edited at the click of a mouse and can include name, icon and description information.
Traditionally the wind angle and speed measured by a masthead wind unit is subject to errors caused by the aerodynamic effects on the sails and the heel of the boat. Typically these errors are seen as false shifts in wind direction when tacking and gybing and false differences in true wind speed when flying a spinnaker. Until now these errors have been corrected by a complex and time consuming calibration process, but the new Tacktick Maxi Display offers a fast, easy to set up innovative solution to the problem.
The T038 system is ideal for either replacing existing instruments, installing electronics for the first time or new-build installation. The wireless data transfer ensures that the instruments are simple to install with just three screws required for the wind transducer (no wires down the mast or through the deck) and just 12volt power required for the displays and hull transmitter. These instruments offer an ideal solution for replacement electronics and can be self-installed in a matter of hours saving considerable costs.
Standard Horizon has been announced as the winner of the USA-based National Marine Electronics Association 2010 Technology Award at The NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo held in Seattle. Their new GX2100E (or Matrix, as it is known in the USA), is a combined Class D VHF DSC transceiver with a dual channel AIS receiver.