Raymarine’s E Series Widescreen, which has received wide acclaim since its launch, is now available with an exciting upgrade allowing seamless integration of thermal imaging control. Now built-in as a standard feature, existing E Series Widescreen owners will be able to download this function via a system update.
Raymarine is proud to preview the new T-Series thermal night-vision cameras at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show. Engineered with FLIR thermal imaging technology, the T-Series thermal night-vision cameras make navigation safer with clear video that helps boaters see hazards like buoys, floating debris, rocks, land, bridges, and other vessels, in total darkness. Thermal night-vision cameras can also help find a person in the water faster than any other night-vision technology.
Garmin is showing its new xHD open-array radar models, which will give mariners high-definition picture quality in a robust yet affordable package at the London Boat Show. The GMR 404 xHD and GMR 406 xHD complement the powerful xHD family of open-array radar scanners, which now offer the same high performance in a 4, 6 or 12 kilowatt scanner.
Icom’s IC-F5022M Marine Base Station is now available in a Battery Back-up version, which is ideal for any maritime organisation that is reliant on continual VHF Marine radio communications. This new unit provides organisations with added reassurance by automatically switching from mains to battery dependant in the event of a power faliure/outage. The batteries, which can provide up to 14 hours back up for the mains base station, will automatically recharge and the unit will switch back to AC operation when the mains supply is restored.
Marine Electronic Services Ltd will introduce the new Vesper Marine AIS WatchMate 850 at this year’s 2011 London Boat Show. The new WatchMate 850 is a full function, Class B AIS transponder, which also incorporates a display providing a clear overview of surrounding AIS targets.
Kannad Marine has invited intrepid adventurers to step forward for their chance of winning a free SafeLink SOLO PLB, a Personal Locator Beacon, in a unique monthly giveaway, simply by entering their details online at www.kannadmarine.com/giveaway. The competition was launched at the Marine European Trade Show (METS) in November. Kannad Marine have since received many entries from innovative individuals, from those seeking to go further or faster than before, and from those undertaking challenges to raise money for charitable causes.
Digital Yacht (stand B14 in the North Hall) have launched a new version of their electronic chart and navigation software program, which allows it to interface with the latest onboard systems through NMEA and now through NMEA2000. Called SmarterTrack 2011, it comes complete with a USB card reader which can take plug in electronic charts from Navionics in either SD or CF format.
Garmin is proud to have its echo series – a new line of standalone fishfinders – on display at London Boat Show 2011. From economical 8-level greyscale units to a full array of super-bright colour models, these new Garmin systems sport an updated look, and with Garmin HD-ID target tracking technology, they deliver the separation and definition fisherman need and expect.
Icom are pleased to give a preview of the forthcoming IC-M23 buoyant VHF Marine Handheld Transceiver on its stand (B19) at the London International Boatshow. Measuring just under 13cm in height, the IC-M23 is the smallest and lightest buoyant handheld in the market* and can match the audio and battery performance of comparable models.
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. It turns your 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.