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New Low-cost AIS Receiver Unveiled

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Many ports and maritime offices want the benefit of a local AIS feed to see shipping activity, ETAs and movements.  Digital Yacht's AISNet+ AIS base station is a low cost AIS receiver designed for just this application with a network port for connecting to local computer networks or to the internet

Globecomm Unveils Expanded Nimbus Range

The expanded Nimbus range supports the next generation of hybrid and satellite connectivity. Photo courtesy Globecomm

Globecomm has unveiled an expanded range of its Nimbus smartbox. The Nimbus range now includes three options, Nimbus Lite, Nimbus and Nimbus Pro, each designed to meet the diverse communications needs of shipowners, managers and crew. The expanded range builds on the success of Nimbus, the ‘bandwidth-neutral’

ChartCo Launches New FleetManager Portal

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ChartCo, a global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has announced the launch of its new FleetManager software. As a web-based tool, FleetManager enables shore-based customers to access live ship management and tracking data in one place, at any time, on any popular browser (Chrome,

SUITS Aims to Make Space Casualties a Thing of the Past

SUITS has been developed by Martek Marine Ltd to improve the safety of surveyors and crew members when inspecting tanks, eliminating the need to enter hazardous, confined spaces on board. SUITS combines the latest in enclosed space drone technology and VR software allowing the operator to deliver

Hanseaticsoft Launches Mobile App

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Hanseaticsoft, a provider of maritime software, has launched a new mobile app to make purchasing processes simpler for shipping companies.   The new Purchase Mobile app is tailor-made for purchasing executives who are often in meetings or out of the office and enables them to stay on top of all purchasing

Rolls-Royce Debuts Cloud-based Energy Management Module

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled a ‘cloud-based’ fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module designed to help ship owners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation.   Starting January 1, 2018, collection and reporting of voyage data will become a mandatory,

Augmented Reality for Maritime Satcom Technicians Explored

The AR smartglasses team is working with ODG’s award-winning R-7 smartglasses. Credit ODG

Cobham SATCOM is working with custom software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG) smartglasses to build an Augmented Reality (AR) wearable solution for maritime service technicians. With AR already established as an efficiency-enhancing tool for business and industrial applications, the

GE Powers Maersk’s Mega Ships

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GE’s Marine Solutions recently delivered its power take off/power take in (PTO/PTI) solution along with its Power Management System digital software solution onboard four of the largest container vessels owned by Maersk Line—Madrid Maersk, Munich Maersk, Moscow Maersk and Milan Maersk.    Madrid Maersk

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

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The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat, commercial fishing and passenger vessels. The A2004 is suited for vessels that don’t require SOLAS Heading Control Systems but do require a proven autopilot interface backed by Continuum software for accuracy and ease of use.

Marine Business Software Delivers Advantages

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MasterTools, from Online Computing, replaces disparate applications with a single solution utilizing a master relational database.   Ideal for manufacturers and distributors, it powerfully combines accounting, production, project and supply chain management, e-commerce, and service and repair into one intuitive,