Weighing only slightly more than an ounce, the display attaches to either side of most sunglasses
and taps into whatever compatible Garmin electronics you have onboard to provide everything from
boat speed, heading and water depth to time-to-start and distance to the line.
The display can be used with polarized as well as prescription lenses and is both glove- and
weather-friendly to allow you to swipe between up to five different data displays. The display arm
is also fully adjustable, allowing you to position the tiny screen either above or below your line of
sight, so you don’t have to worry about missing, say, that starboard tacker crossing your bow as you
approach the windward mark.
In February, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International (BWI)
handed out 21 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) Innovation Awards. Eight judges from BWI evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The MIBS Innovation Awards recognize exceptionally innovative new consumer marine products.
There were two winners in the Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software category:
Raymarine’s Axiom MFDs and Standard Horizon’s GX6500 transceiver. Fusion Electronics’ StereoActive
was a winner in the Watersport Equipment category. No judges’ comments were announced with the
MIBS INNOVATION AWARD
Boating Industry announced its Top 50 best marine products in May. They were chosen from among
hundreds of nominations for products that stood out for their “impact on industry and innovation and
how they advance their product category.” Below are six of the winners.
BOATING INDUSTRY MAGAZINE
Aqualuma’s Gen 4 FF12 surface-mount LED underwater lights offer performance where a thru-hull
fitting is not possible. Available in Aqualuma’s brilliant white and ultra blue, the Gen 4 FF12 replaces
the original FF12 with a new design, higher output and built-in thermo control, allowing greater
life. Featuring a fully self-contained fitting with a simple two-wire installation, it produces both distance and width from the single fitting and can be mounted on any flat surface.
BEP COMBINATION OUTPUT INTERFACE
The new BEP Marine Combination Output Interface is a complete system that combines five CZone
modules into a single module. This offers faster installation, lower price and a smaller footprint.
With fewer connection points, the device is designed for smaller vessels while offering the ability to
add modules to scale the digital switching system for any installation. It is enclosed in a compact,
rugged IPX5 housing with an optional cable cover, which provides greater flexibility for installation
Clarion’s CMS4 is a two-piece marine-grade multimedia source unit, offering 280 watts of power
and four multimedia source zones, each with independent zone volume control. The built-in multi-band tuner supports reception of radio stations anywhere in the world, along with weather band
including automatic reception of emergency information. The CMS4 offers an ultra-bright color
TFT LCD display optically wet bonded to Corning Gorilla Glass and other heavy-duty materials.
Fusion’s StereoActive is the world’s first purpose-built portable marine stereo, with built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, AM/FM radio with weatherband available in the US and USB audio playback. Featuring the Puck mount system, users can easily and securely attach the stereo to any paddleboard, kayak, canoe or boat.
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