Vesper SmartAIS App

Author:
Publish date:
z-Vesper_Marine_XB-8000_hr

SmartAIS is a significant set of free new features that Vesper Marine has added to its existing Wi-Fi-equipped AIS transponders, like the WatchMate XB-8000, by deeply extending the hardware’s integration with Vesper’s WatchMate phone and tablet apps. For instance, the Android and iOS apps can now visually highlight and alarm potentially dangerous targets using the same sophisticated algorithms Vesper has long offered its dedicated AIS displays, including “anchored,” “harbor,” “coastal” and “offshore” profile modes. These easily switched and customizable profiles are valuable because optimal alarming varies so much with AIS traffic situations—and they’re not available elsewhere. The smartAIS apps also offer similarly advanced anchor drag and AIS MOB alarming, and a PC is no longer needed to setup or update smartAIS transponders. The cherry on top for some sailors will be the fact that the new Vesper DeckWatch app puts many smartAIS features on an Android Wear 2.0 watch. Finally, the secret sauce for anyone understandably leery about using mobile devices for safety lies in the fact that all audible alarms set up with the WatchMate or DeckWatch apps will be loudly sounded by the transponder itself even if the mobile device is entirely shut down. Free. Vesper Marine, vespermarine.com

Back to 2018 Pittman Innovation Awards

February 2018

Related

190205BeneteauFirst18

Beneteau’s new First 18

Beneteau’s new First 18 is a boat born to introduce you to the joys of sailing. This meticulously crafted sailboat is mellow enough for a great afternoon of cruising even in the lightest breeze. And when the wind picks up, she is also capable of thrilling speeds while delivering ...read more

Corsica

Charter Directory

Broker/Worldwide A2A YACHTING – Yacht Charter Worldwide A2A YACHTING +44 (0) 121 285 9009 Bajor Yacht Charters 800-524 8292 BoatBureau Charters +44(0)2033 933 878 Charter Sailing Unlimited 888-856-8310 CharterWorld world.reservations@charterworld.com Dream Yacht Charter 866-469 ...read more

Nathan-Bates-San-Diego,-CA

SAIL 2018: Reader's Photographs

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? If so, we’d love to see it. Send your sailing photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter. Check back for updates! We pulled out the drone to take this shot while ...read more

shutterstock_1158262783

A Catamaran Takes on the American Great Loop

After completing the European Great Loop on our 1987 40ft Catalac catamaran, Angel Louise, my wife, Sue, and I sailed home to the States and spent two years sailing up and down East coast between Maine and Florida, like migratory waterfowl. Eventually, though, we decided to ...read more

01-LEAD_Alex_Irwin

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Competition

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image competition once again captures the excitement that is sailing from around the world An impressive 109 photographers from 25 countries took part in last year’s Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 competition. And while Portuguese photographer Ricarado ...read more

judges2-1024x319-0219-600x

2019 Pittman Innovation Awards

For the past couple of decades, the digital side of sailing has become increasingly important, to the point where it’s now almost inconceivable going offshore, even aboard a daysailer, without at least a modicum of electronics onboard—a trend that has been very much in evidence ...read more