Software update makes C-MAP
MAX-N 2015 charts compatible
with Evo2 MFDs
C-MAP by Jeppesen is offering a free software update for Simrad Evo2 Multi-function Displays (MFDs) that makes them compatible with C- MAP MAX-N+ 2015 cartography. This update brings a new charting
option to users of NSO/NSS EVO2 MFDs.
The new compatibility brings a range of C-MAP 4D chart content and
advanced features to these navigation systems. For example, saltwater anglers
running compatible Simrad systems will benefit from Jeppesen’s library of High-Resolution Bathymetric (HRB) bottom contour data, now included with MAX-N+ 2015 Local and Wide charts. These detailed contour charts help fishermen
effectively target underwater pinnacles, ledges, depressions and other structure.
An added feature allows users to select Custom Shaded Depths, making it easy
for boaters to distinguish different water areas, whether traveling or fishing.
KVH launches mini-VSAT
KVH Industries, Inc. has introduced the second generation of its mini- VSAT broadband solution. The company says the new offering is designed to transform the maritime VSAT market with an unparalleled
combination of data delivered at the network’s highest speeds, lower price
points than previous airtime plans, and the content, tools, and support to
optimize broadband effectiveness.
The expanded service, mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0, encompasses rugged,
reliable antennas and other hardware, flexible airtime options, extensive operations and entertainment content, innovative content delivery, and comprehensive support—all available from a single global provider.
“Other satellite communications providers respond to increasing broadband demand by simply increasing airtime rates. We knew there was a better
solution,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO of KVH. “We provide maritime customers with affordable, usage-based plans at the data speeds they
need to take advantage of new cloud-based applications for improving operational efficiency—and we give them the tools they need for bandwidth management by user and vessel.”
Lowrance and Phoenix Boats
renew OEM pact
Lowrance has renewed its OEM partnership with Phoenix Bass Boats. Under the terms of the renewed three-year agreement, Lowrance is the standard electronics equipment on all Phoenix high-performance bass boats.
Phoenix boats feature Lowrance HDS Gen3 displays and optional Lowrance
boating and fishing marine-electronics gear. Lowrance options for Phoenix customers include StructureScan 3D, which provides high-resolution, 180 degree
three-dimensional views in depths to 300 feet and as far as 600 feet, port and
Simrad’s Halo radar
takes NMMA Innovation Award
Simrad’s Halo pulse compression radar won the National Marine Man- ufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the OEM elec- tronics category at the 2015 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition &
The Innovation Awards program, organized by the NMMA and judged
by Boating Writers International (BWI), recognizes exceptionally innova-
tive new consumer marine products that best meet the criteria of “Having
innovative distinction from other products currently manufactured in the
marine industry; providing benefit to the marine industry and/or con-
sumer; providing practicality of use; and are cost-effective.”
Halo is the world’s first high-performance solid-state, open-array radar
system with pulse compression technology suitable for recreational and
light commercial marine markets. Combining the advantages of broad-
band radar and traditional pulse radar systems, Halo provides navigational
visibility and awareness as close as 20 feet within the pulse radar’s short-
range “blind spot,” where once only broadband radar could operate, all
while offering exceptional long-range performance.
“We are deeply honored that the judges have selected Halo for the
NMMA Innovation Award,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “Since its
release, Halo has continued to receive fantastic reviews from the media, our
dealers, and our customers. This is the second prestigious award for Simrad in 2015, a strong testament to our company’s commitment to develop
innovative products that offer meaningful benefits to anglers and boaters.”
Waterproof Audio Systems
with Concert Hall Sound
Bluetooth Amp w/
MRD85i Bluetooth Stereo
with Internal iPod Dock