Tag Archives: AIS

Experts Warn that AIS May be Vulnerable to Hacking

That AIS system you have such faith in may not be so secure after all. Hundreds of thousands of vessels, including many sailing boats worldwide, rely on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for sharing vessel movements. Now the system has … Continue reading

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

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Magic Boat Beacon, Now Available for Android

Good news for Android-using sailors: You can now use your devices to keep a watch on nearby boats, and let other boats, family and friends know your current location, using Boat Beacon Maps and AIS systems. The Boat Beacon app, … Continue reading

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Virtual AIS Beacon

The new and innovative Virtual AIS Beacon™ addresses the need to make hazards at sea visible when costly physical infrastructure is not appropriate or is impossible to deploy. The producer, Vesper Marine, already has a range of AIS products and … Continue reading

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Electronics Made Easy

BWS Publisher George Day takes a look at how to simplify your setup by mounting your gadgets and antennas out of sight and out of mind. Check out the special section on Safety & Electronics in the February issue of … Continue reading

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Mindbender

What are the three factors that must be accounted for in strong winds when determining dead reckoning? Hint: Check out David Burch’s “Progress to Weather” in the September issue of BWS. Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will … Continue reading

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Mindbender

Are AIS receive-only units considered Class A or Class B? Hint: Check out new BWS columnist Daniel Collins’ AIS and DSC article in the September issue of BWS. Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water … Continue reading

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Who’s in Newport Harbor? RIYachting Lets You Know with Live AIS

RIYachting.com has launched a new widget on their website with live AIS info listing who is in Newport Harbor. While we understand the curiosity seekers who are interested in knowing which boats are heading in or who that megayacht is … Continue reading

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Digital Deep Sea Class B AIS Transponder

Digital Deep Sea’s first Class B transponder is ideal for users who are not mandated to carry a Class A product, but still want AIS functionality aboard their vessel. The CLB1000, which was specifically designed to withstand heavy wear and … Continue reading

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