Marine Electronics Manufacturer
Vesper Marine Begins Shipping New VHF Radio
Marine electronics manufacturer Vesper Marine announced its new VHF radio Cortex has completed certification requirements and has started shipping to distributors in late July.Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, built-in Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring and is available through Vesper Marine’s network of distributors and dealers.“With the intention of completely changing the paradigm of on board VHF communications…
Navico Launches Nautical Navigation App
marine electronics manufacturer Navico has launched C-MAP Embark, a nautical navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience with a clear aim in mind — to make it simpler.C-MAP Embark is powered by map data from official hydrographic offices. This data is continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources to help complete gaps in coastal and inland water bodies, providing C-MAP Embark users with exceptional clarity where it matters most.
Navico Acquires Naviop
Marine electronics manufacturer Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire marine monitoring and control systems provider Naviop. Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G marine electronics, with the multifunction display serving as the hub for complete system control and information. “For years, auto manufacturers have provided consumers with a complete integration solution at their fingertips…
NMEA Offers Online Marine Electronics Training Course
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has introduced a new marine electronics course designed for the boating public. It is intended for technically oriented boaters and end users who would like to apply the NMEA 0400 guidelines to installations that they perform on their own vessels, said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA's President and Executive Director. Called the NMEA 0400 General Overview, the new course provides highlights of NMEA's acclaimed 0400 Installation Standard. This course provides general knowledge and understanding of common marine electronics installation and operational procedures, regardless of equipment manufacturer.
Raymarine Supports Olympic Inspired Sailing Festival
Marine electronics manufacturer, Raymarine announced its involvement with the all new annual sailing festival, GJW Direct SailFest. Taking place in Weymouth, Dorset on the August bank holiday weekend at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), SailFest has evolved to become a continuing legacy of the Olympic Games. Commencing Friday, August 23 and running until Monday, August 26, there will be two days of handicap racing on the Olympic waters, with fleet starts for any class set to attract a significant number of boats.