Navico Information Display and Raymarine Ship Control
Hands on with next generation boat management interfaces
Testing Furuno DRS4D-NXT Solid-State Doppler Radome, "Radar Redefined" Most Definitely (BLOG)
After many hours testing a NXT radome on Gizmo in often busy Maine waters, I believe that Furuno's bold "Radar Redefined" claim is completely justified. This radar is so smart that it makes sense to run it in broad daylight.
NOAA Introduces Zones Of Confidence; Mind Your ZOC (BLOG)
Did you know that some areas of the U.S. coastal chart you're using may only show land and bottom features accurate in position to +/- 1,600 feet, and you shouldn't be confident about the depth soundings either?
Gizmo 2016: Pettit Hydrocoat Eco Round 2 And Gadget Redo (BLOG)
There are many reasons for Gizmo's late launch last week -- travel, getting old, boatyard miscommunications, etc. -- but perhaps the most interesting one is what it took to properly retest Pettit Hydrocoat Eco bottom paint.
DeLorme inReach Gets Weather & Goes To Cuba (BLOG)
I've long felt that the DeLorme inReach is a valuable safety and communications tool for boats that sometimes go beyond reliable cellular (and/or VHF) contact with friends, families and rescue centers.
A Search and Rescue Boat's Critical Electronics (BLOG)
Let's take a closer look at the training needed to use some of the gear on SAR 1, along with how and why it is used on a search and rescue mission.
Thermal boat phones: Boat Beacon AIS, Flir One & the Cat S60 (BLOG)
Now here's a truly different boating app screen. Tapping Boat Beacon's eye-like Live View button starts Flir One live video with the selected AIS target's name and bearing overlaid for positive identification.
Raymarine LightHouse R17 Part 1: Hands-on New Weather Viewer, WiFi & More (BLOG)
If you have a Raymarine a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD, you recently got an astonishing array of free new features thanks to the just announced and available LightHouse Release 17 software update.
Mercury & Navico: New VesselView Link, VesselView 702/502 Displays And MFD Engine Interface (BLOG)
A clean single-brand helm electronics setup is now available under three different brands, and seems reasonably priced even for a relatively small boat.
SSECN And MITA Cruising Info Apps, Doyle Bon Voyage, And Cuba Ho! (BLOG)
If I was once again in New Bern, North Carolina, about to cruise north with spring -- instead of watching late April freaking snow fall in Maine -- I'd certainly have the new Cruisers' Net app loaded on my iPad.
ScanStrut Rokk Mini, Premium Marine Mount System (BLOG/VIDEO)
The Rokk Mini system is exceptionally well made and can solidly mount phones, tablets, smallish marine displays and more.
Garmin Demos: GPSMAP 8600, ForwardVu, Fantom, & More (BLOG)
At this moment in time, the Garmin GPSMAP 8600 multifunction display announced in February may be the most powerful premium MFD available, and they had plenty more to show during their recent press event.
Iris NightPilot, Humminbird SmartStrike, Vesper AIS update, and Icom 7300 HF Radio (BLOG)
The Iris255 NightPilot looks like an accessory from Star Wars and includes some pretty hi-tech wizardry considering its $4,895 suggested retail price.
Boat Command: Remote Vessel Monitoring For The App Age (BLOG)
In today's world of always-connected systems, I am surprised that there are not more vendors in the space of vessel monitoring. My adventures with remote monitoring systems started in the late 80's.
ACR GlobalFix V4, NavPod, Stealth PC, Raymarine r16 and MFD ActiveCaptain via C-Map & Furuno (BLOG)
Panbo's contributing editor, Adam Hyde, brings you a slew of updates from the ever-expanding world of marine electronics.
Flash: C-Map and Navico Become Sister Companies (BLOG)
Here's some big news in the small world of marine electronics: Boeing company Jeppesen just sold its marine cartography division to a formerly unknown entity named Digital Marine Solutions.
News: Garmin Nautix, Gemeco resources, GOST Tracker, Go-Free Hooked & Furuno MCU004 keypad (BLOG)
Shipping the first week of April for US$400 is a new heads-up display called the Garmin Nautix. A 1.1 oz "hands-free in-view display," Nautix attaches to your sunglasses and shows NMEA 2000 data.