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Fusion Launches New Apollo RA670 Stereo

Fusion offers the new Apollo RA670, a marine stereo featuring a brilliant, optically bonded, full-color LCD display, Fusion’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, Fusion-Link integration and control, multi-zone control in up to three audio zones and PartyBus capabilities when connected to a Wi-Fi or Apollo network; the RA670 is a powerful extension of the Apollo Series.The Apollo Series harnesses the power of Fusion’s DSP technology, designed to deliver premium audio  to all speakers in any environment.

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mazu: New SportFishing App

mazu announced the launch of the its SportFishing app, which gives anglers weather and sea state information, as well as provides communications capabilities via satellite. The mazu SportFishing app links with mazu’s m2500 hardware to offer global service using the Iridium satellite network.mazu SportFishing offers a method of in-app connectivity with its innovative mazuChat. This functionality centralizes communication with friends and other sports fishermen, allowing anglers to quickly and easily relay information on a private and reliable connection.

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FUSION Shifts Audio Entertainment Paradigm with Apollo Series

FUSION has announced the launch of the Apollo Series marine audio entertainment system.The flagship of the new Apollo Series, the FUSION RA770 is said to be the world’s first purpose-built marine entertainment system with a one-piece glass touchscreen display, featuring built-in Wi-Fi streaming, Digital Signal Processing Technology (DSP) and PartyBus capabilities. Featuring an optically bonded, full-color LCD display, the RA770’s one-piece glass touchscreen makes trying to locate the correct button a thing of the past.

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WebWatch Antenna Delivers on-Board Connectivity

WebWatch, the all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot, cellular data and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna from Shakespeare, shares signals for up to 32 on-board users. WebWatch delivers Internet with speeds up to 4G from a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot or cellular network with a user-supplied data-only SIM card. It provides greater range than a mobile device or laptop. The integrated receiver switches automatically between Wi-Fi signals and cellular data to maintain and optimize Internet connectivity. WebWatch is easily managed through a web browser or free mobile app.

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VesselVanguard Unveils New User Interface and APP

VesselVanguard, a maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, has announced the launch of its nextgeneration user interface including off-line functionality. Significantly redesigned for enhanced functionality, the all new VesselVanguard website offers streamlined access to private boat profiles that track and organize maintenance tasks for every piece of equipment onboard a vessel, sends task alerts for necessary service, is able to assign maintenance tasks via email directly to contractors and certified technicians…

VesselVanguard Adds Functionality to App

VesselVanguard, a leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced the launch of its next-generation user interface including off-line functionality. Redesigned for enhanced functionality, the all new VesselVanguard website offers streamlined access to private boat profiles that track and organize maintenance tasks for every piece of equipment onboard a vessel, sends task alerts for necessary service, is able to assign maintenance tasks via email directly to contractors and certified technicians, organizes warranty data and includes digitized user manuals.

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Raymarine Launches Larger Dragonfly 7 PRO

Raymarine is calling the new Dragonfly 7 PRO its most feature-rich sonar/GPS combination yet for fresh and coastal saltwater fishing. Offering the same features as the Dragonfly 5 PRO, Dragonfly 7 PRO is equipped with a larger 7-inch display for maximum visibility. The super bright display is also optically-bonded for all-weather performance, and is guaranteed to never fog up, the manufacturer said. Dragonfly 7 PRO’s DownVision sonar uses wide spectrum CHIRP technology to transmit across multiple sonar frequencies simultaneously.

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Vesper Marine Launches Smartais Technology

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, has released its smartAIS technology. Combined with Vesper Marine products, smartAIS provides new capabilities – including the world’s first black box AIS transponder with built-in safety alarms. An active system with smart alarm logic, it proactively alerts boaters of potentially hazardous situations. Putting users in control, smartAIS combines navigation sensor data, and GPS and AIS information, with intelligent alarm management that prioritizes alerts for the most urgent response.

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Vesper Updates XB-8000 AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine announced today that its XB-8000 Class B AIS has a software update available for all new and existing owners, incorporating new features and capabilities to enhance marine safety. The XB-8000 is an upgradeable AIS platform, designed to be compatible with a continuous stream of feature updates, adding a host of new and unique capabilities. The most recent update makes it the first AIS transponder to allow users to connect an external buzzer to enable an audible alarm for AIS Man Overboard (MOB)…

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Vesper Marine Updates WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, announced a free upgrade for its flagship AIS Class B transponder, the WatchMate Vision, streamlining usability, while adding new safety features and enhancements to the user experience. Preinstalled on all new units, the update is also available at no charge for existing owners. “When we first launched the WatchMate Vision, we raised the bar for boater safety,” said Jeff Robbins, CEO, Vesper Marine. “Today it is the premier AIS safety instrument on the planet.

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New Waterproof Stereo Launched

ASA Electronics has introduced a new self-contained App ready/USB/Bluetooth enabled 3.5" waterproof stereo. This unique unit offers boating enthusiasts every stereo feature they are looking for in a compact, simple-to-use design. The 160 watt MS3A stereo is suited for boaters looking for a space saving, high performance system built specifically for the marine environment, the manufacturer said. Through JENSEN’s new jControl app, boaters will have the ability to control all of the stereo’s primary functions directly from their mobile device.

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Free Digital Charts Now Feature Cruising Guide

Global chart maker NV Charts is adding a new, dynamic dimension to its digital chart products and mobile NV App, all for free. Cruisers who download the free NV App for navigating with tablets or mobile devices will also be able to download NV Chart’s entire U.S. East Coast digital chart sets at zero cost from Maine and the Canadian Border to the southernmost tip of Florida at Key West. In addition, NV Charts has teamed up with the Atlantic Cruising Club (ACC), an independent publishing company that offers guides with information on marinas and their surrounding areas.

Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new, dedicated team of ship-wide ventilation experts, who specialize in providing customized design, engineering support and consultation services to the global marine industry. Led by Dometic application engineers Neil Norton and Nelson Frolund, the Dometic Marine ship-wide ventilation team will focus exclusively on designing and implementing installation of smoke and fire dampers, axial fans and blowers, mist eliminators and accessories for boat builders, integrators and owners.

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New Antenna Brings Internet and Hi-Def TV on Board

Shakespeare has expanded boaters' ability to stay in touch with the world with its new WebWatch, an all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna that can keep devices connected to the Internet from nearby Wi-Fi hotspots or cellular data. Designed to be fast, reliable and tailored for long range reception, it provides increased reception and more range than PC and mobile device wireless data connections. WebWatch provides Internet access for up to 32 users from nearby Wi-Fi or, with a data-only AT&T SIM card, a cellular network, with speeds up to 4G.

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Seapilot Navigation App Released

Seapilot has released its navigation app for Windows mobile devices. Continuing its focus on mobility, the Seapilot Navigation app, originally available on Apple and Android devices, is now available for free from the Windows Phone Store. The Seapilot Navigation app displays S-57 vector chart data on its proprietary chart engine. When used with a direct GPS connection, the app shows position and presents up-to-the-minute AIS data on most portable devices. The Seapilot app is capable of displaying current position information…

New Waterproof Stereo for the Marine Market

ASA Electronics has introduced to the marine industry the new MS2A App Ready Waterproof Stereo with Bluetooth, which according to ASA Electronics, features advanced technology, a modern look and good durability. The MS2A is part of a series of marine grade stereos that feature advanced app control technology which allows boaters to control the primary functions of their stereo directly from their mobile device via a free downloadable application called JENSEN Marine. This unit has 160 watts of power and includes a rear auxiliary input, a pre-amp line out audio and an AM/FM electronic tuner.

USCG to Release Boating Safety App

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it will release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the USCG strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users. Features of the app include state boating information; a safety equipment checklist; free boating safety check requests; navigation rules; float plans; and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity.

3D Virtual Reality Technology Brings Ship to Life

To capitalize on the demand for new Virtual Reality 3D content and to gain even more value from the recent 3D laser survey of the Discovery, Digital Surveys and Dundee Heritage Trust have begun to create what they profess to be the most realistic 3D virtual tour App of an historic vessel in the world. By using 3D laser scan data, high dynamic range photography and the latest games engine technology, Digital Surveys have developed a hyper realistic 3D version of the ship. This prototype allows users…

FUSION Ultimate Stereo Pack

FUSION Introduces Ultimate Marine Stereo Pack

Marine equipment company FUSION announced today its new bundled marine stereo package, the Fusion Ultimate Stereo Pack. Equipped with the ultra-compact award-winning FUSION MS-RA205 stereo, the MS-UNIDOCK Universal Media Device Dock, MS-BT100 Bluetooth device and a DIN sized mounting plate. The Ultimate Stereo Pack is a True-Marinex entertainment solution suited for boats with limited dash space. Using the industry standard NMEA 2000 network, the pack features FUSION-Link technology that provides system control and communication with compatible MFDs and remotes.