Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cyber Security at Sea – Microsoft XP on Carriers, Hacking Tridents & Spoofing GPS

When reporters were recently being given tours of the Royal Navy’s new “supercarrier,” HMS Queen Elizabeth, some were surprized to see a distinctive logo on several computer screens on the...

June 29, 2017
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gear Review: Globalstar SatFi – Satellite WiFi

This article was written by Tom Nork via TheTeakRail, for reviews of the best marine gear visit No matter where you are sailing, whether it be 100 feet from shore,...

September 18, 2014
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Press Releases

Simrad Named Best Autopilot

Simrad, owned by Navico – the world’s largest marine electronics company – announced this week that its professional-grade autopilot system, the Simrad AP80, received “Best Autopilot” in this year’s National...

October 25, 2012
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Press Releases

OneNet – NMEA 2000 Via Ethernet

Over the last few years, marine electronics manufacturers have been working overtime to develop a common infrastructure to transport NMEA 2000® messages over Ethernet. The solution is called OneNet®, and...

August 5, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AIS SARTS Now Approved for Use in the US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of Washington this week approved the SafeLink R10 AIS SART for use in the United States. Commenting on the approval, Global Sales Director of...

April 25, 2012
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Survival Tip – Worst Case Scenario, Survive With Your Kindle

With a starting price of around $70 the Amazon Kindle has been adopted by countless readers around the world, but did you know it could also save your life? Picture this...

March 29, 2012
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Press Releases

Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch Comes To The Ipad

FURUNO  is once again setting a new benchmark for innovation in integrated marine electronics, with the introduction of NavNet TZtouch™. This new platform takes FURUNO’s award winning TimeZero™ technology and...

March 4, 2012
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FLIR First Mate MS Handheld Thermal Imager – Gear Review

Nearly 2 months ago a product arrived on gCaptain’s doorstep that brought a smile to our faces, Flir’s First Mate, Handheld Thermal Imaging, Camera. The unit itself is small, about...

March 4, 2012
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Friday, March 2, 2012
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Man Overboard – Are AIS SARTS the Best MOB Devices?

Fire, sinking, and even collisions can turn an ordinary day at sea into a flutter of activity and worry, but nothing provokes the immediate and raw emotions as the two...

March 2, 2012
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

406 EPIRBS are Digital, Right?

A little, Sort Of. Back on February 1st 2009, though boat owners and ship riders didn’t hear it, there were celebrations all over the rescue world as the COSPAS-SARSAT system...

February 8, 2012
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

NPower PEG – A Kinetic Battery Charger

Remember the time when people wore wristwatches, the most fancy of which had auto-wind features capable of winding your watch with just the movement of your arm? Well a new...

April 17, 2011
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Engaging Your Senses – Future Bridge Technology

I miss the ticks of the analogue gyro repeater. Today’s gyro compasses are more functional and easy to interface with modern electronic systems but they lack the tick which was...

November 29, 2010
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

EasyRescue AIS SART – The Must Have Safety Device Of The Future

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), the handheld sized versions of EPIRB’s and we have even gone as far as saying “gCaptain believes that one...

October 5, 2010
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Kindle International Edition – Read The Latest News & Blogs At Sea

Photo by Andy! Rarely do I see a product and rush over to Amazon for an immediate purchase but this is not an ordinary product. It’s the Amazon Kindle, mentioned...

August 2, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010

AIS & LRIT INVESTIGATION: Ship monitoring and transit corridors

Recent news that the EU would most likely take over the US role of hosting an international exchange of LRIT (Long-Range Identification and Tracking Systems) data from SOLAS ships is...

May 14, 2010
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Green Marine – Finally The Bridge Monitor I’ve Always Wanted?

With the integration of modern electronic systems into a wider array of ships, the modern mariner is increasingly spending a significant amount of time looking at computer monitors. Despite this,...

March 28, 2010
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bridge Technology Poll – Most Wished For Gadget

Two weeks ago, in cooperation with 59-56, we asked you to design the ship of your dreams in a feature called “Pimp My Ship“. Not suprising we had a few...

March 20, 2010
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

[polldaddy poll=”72313″] Related Forum Discussion.

October 1, 2009
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Friday, July 24, 2009

LED Running Lights – Saving The Environment 1 Bulb At A Time

While much larger initiatives are needed to make shipping more environmentally sound, the little things add up. Don’t believe me? Ask any Engineer who has played the efficiency contest, a...

July 24, 2009
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Golden Shellback Preview – Run Electronic Gear Underwater

| Stumble It! | The above video is just a preview of what’s to come later this week…. stay tuned for all the details on Golden Shellback coatings! Many...

July 19, 2008
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