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Bremerhaven will be one of the VTS control centres. Photo: Bin im Garten

Bremerhaven will be one of the VTS control centres. Photo: Bin im Garten

Chart plotter with in-built AIS
The Chinese company Onwa makes a wide range of navigation and marine electronics but it is only just beginning to make its presence felt in the competitive international markets where there is a wide range of manufacturers already established. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Nautilus ECDIS Kernel
Nautilus ECDIS Kernel from German navigation software specialist company SevenCs is described as the next generation software development kit (SDK) for maritime applications. 26 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Satellite communication terminal
Recently unveilled at the Sea Asia exhibition in Singapore, the LT-3100 Iridium Communications System from Denmark-based Lars Thrane A/S is a maritime satellite communication product, designed for the professional market (deep sea, fishing, and workboats). 25 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Strategic partnership in navigation
Navigation specialists have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate to deliver more user-friendly solutions for today’s increasingly digital bridge environment. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Vesper Marine launches smartAIS technology
“We are consistently pushing the envelope of the capabilities and uses of AIS technology and our smartAIS device intelligence is miles ahead of any other system,” says Jeff Robbins, CEO of New Zealand-headquartered Vesper Marine. 18 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
First user-defined ECDIS
German marine electronics specialist Raytheon Anschütz, says it has introduced the world’s first user-defined Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) software. The company designed the new Synapsis ECDIS NX software based on direct input from customers. 18 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Flat panel antenna to replace satellite domes
Satellite links have revolutionised communications at sea but they do require the installation of an antenna located within a dome to provide the link between vessel and satellite. 29 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Loran and GPS combined
The satellite positioning community is getting more and more aware of the potential threats from jamming and spoofing of GPS and other satellite positioning systems the need for alternatives expands. 29 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Inmarsat signs Radio Holland agreement
Inmarsat has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland to support customer demand for rapid migration from XpressLink to Fleet Xpress services. 03 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Standalone colour LCD radar
Furuno has launched a new standalone colour LCD radar Model 1815 to the marine market which builds upon the best features of its previous commercial and network models. 27 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
When two way radio eclipses VHF
According to James Miller, managing director of UK telecomms supplier Brentwood Communications, digital two way radio can be better suited than ever to the communication demands of the commercial maritime industry. 27 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
C-MAP becomes Admiralty distributor
C-MAP has been appointed by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) as an official Admiralty Digital Distributor and SENC Service Provider. 27 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Upgraded GPS signals
GPS is now recognised as being vulnerable to jamming either by accident or by design and despite a lot of talk from politicians there is no back up if the system goes down through jamming or spoofing. 24 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Navionics through iNavX
For those crewmembers who like to augment their vessel’s hardwired navigation systems with the sometimes less reliable but often handier satellite navigation apps accessible on their phone or tablet, iNavX, has announced, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics, the availability of Navionics charts in the iNavX In-App Chart Store. 23 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Integrated partnership
Integrated marine solutions provider Transas and Japan Radio Company have announced a global strategic partnership. 23 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Icom commercial DSC marine transceiver
Japanese marine electronics company Icom has launched a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its commercial maritime line up. 22 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Adveto starts development of new ECDIS G8
Swedish electronic marine navigation specialist Adveto has begun development of its new G8 ECDIS system. 17 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Intelligent switching for smaller vessels
Netherlands-headquartered mobile and marine power systems specialist Mastervolt has announced the launch of the CZone Combination Output Interface (COI), a compact and intelligent replacement for a traditional fuse box and panel of circuit breakers when using digital switching technology. 17 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Danelec approval
DNV GL has awarded a type approval certificate with EU Wheelmark for the Denmark-made Danelec Marine DM700 and DM800 G2 ECDIS models. 17 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Metered VSAT
US-headquartered Globecomm Maritime, which describes itself as one of the leading providers of global connectivity services, is bringing increased efficiency and flexibility to the maritime communications market with the launch of metered VSAT plans. 17 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal