by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014Imagine being able to use your smart phone or tablet almost as easily and efficiently in the middle of an ocean as you can at home. It’s now possible with Iridium GO, a rugged portable combination of
by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.
by Sail Staff, Posted May 31, 2006Cautious sailors understandably worry that the trend toward networked multifunction electronics could lead them to simultaneous multifunction failures. But the solution may be improved system architecture—as seen in Northstar’s new 8000i, diagrammed at right—not in running separate machines. Notice that the Northstar system is “masterless”—sounder, radar, cameras, and even the various sensor
by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007Sailors rely on batteries to power any number of gizmos, but in the case of disposable batteries, this reliance comes at a hefty cost to the consumer and to the environment. More Power 2U claims its new Battery Xtender safely and effectively recharges disposable alkaline, nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, zinc carbon, titanium, and rechargeable alkaline manganese batteries without
by Sail Staff, Posted May 6, 2011KVH has been a long-term industry leader in antenna stabilization and satellite communication. Its latest V3 satellite phone delivers crisp voice calls, competitive data rates and faster connections. The cost per minute is now at a price point that will appeal to more than the megayacht crowd.The new V3 phone utilizes a stabilized antenna and a belowdecks-mounted controller/modem. The
by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014Icom’s M506 line of fixed-mount radios includes five models that come equipped with a number of different functions, including a fully integrated AIS receiver, NMEA 2000