Vessel Control Systems News
Navico adds significant electronic and software expertise and will take Brunswick Parts & Accessories revenues over $2bn. The industry’s largest player just got bigger with the completion of its acquisition of Navico, a global leader in marine electronics and sensors. Brunswick’s purchase for $1.05bn of the Navico brands – Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, and C-MAP – significantly adds to the company’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG), which already includes a broad portfolio of parts & accessories in power management, digital control and monitoring, and networked devices.
Glass Cockpitsystem, had only been available with Volvo’s D4 and D6 diesels, which range from 175 to 480 hp.
AIRMAR Technology Corporation, a producer of ultrasonic transducers and Chirp technology, introduced its new SmartBoat system, a vessel-management solution for all marine-sensor protocols and network types. The NMEA 2000 certified SmartBoat system offers a highly configurable sensor interface, supports a wide range of sensors and protocols, and provides remote discovery, management, programming, and wireless features. AIRMAR says these capabilities significantly reduce the equipment, protocol-conversion devices, cabling, complexity, and labor costs associated with conventional networking products, saving thousands on every install