Oct 31, 2017

NMEA Wifi GatewayWi-Fi for your boat has come a long way. We don't just mean your connection to the online world, we're talking about connecting to the wealth of information from your boat's instruments. Imagine an encyclopaedia attached to the outside wall of your house. Useful? Yes. Convenient? No. Now imagine that encyclopaedia in your pocket. Would you be more likely to interact with all that information now that it's convenient and portable, wherever you are on the boat? Absolutely. This is the idea around connecting instruments to smart devices via Wi-Fi. It's a super convenient way to access all that lovely information about your boat, its surroundings, and the voyages you have dreamed of.

Enter TeamSurv, a little British company that's making a big difference. After having reviewed devices already on the market for use with their forthcoming app, they decided that they could do better, using the latest developments in electronics technology. Launched through Kickstarter, it's come on the scene to provide a real alternative. It costs less than any of the leading brands and has just as many, if not more, Wi-Fi features. It doesn't, however, include a multiplexer, or Seatalk or NMEA2000 interfaces, as most people don't really need them. It works with virtually all apps, including the forthcoming TeamSurv app. It's Wi-fi for the many, not the few.

"We've developed this as the first of a range of hardware products to produce a high quality but cost-effective way for people to connect apps to their instruments, including our forthcoming TeamSurv app." - Tim Thornton, Director

Available now from: http://www.nmeatools.com/Wi-Fi

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Fenelon Falls LockAs a part of an historic investment program along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the lower lock gates at Fenelon Falls Lock 34 were painted this winter. Painting and routine maintenance helps to extend the life span oflock gates by protecting against rusting, corrosion, and natural wear. This work has now been completed. The site has now been turned over to Parks Canada maintenance teams once again, to complete seasonal maintenance tasks in advance of the opening of the navigation season on May 18, 2018. READ MORE

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

METS Boat Builder Awards 2018 400The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations in 10 categories that highlight key facets of the industry, from innovation and collaboration, through to future investment and performance by individuals.

Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

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