Obviously Garmin® has long teeth ! After Active Captain and Navionics, Garmin® has just announced the purchase of Vesper Marine, specialized in high-end AIS transponders (¹). Read more …
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Cyber attacks and boating
Garmin was the victim of a cyber attack that started on 23 last July and lasted several days. The resulting outage disrupted many of its online services.
Navionics customers could no longer access the Navionics server through their login credentials. L’application Navionics Boating, the chart installer and the Navionics chart viewer were all impacted. products could no longer be purchased directly from the Navionics website. Chartplotters could still be used as stand-alone devices during this Garmin failure, but the maps could no longer be downloaded or updated. Read more …
The stakeholders of electronic charting [Update-2]
In April 2010 I published a ticket to locate the main actors of the electronic charting. Passing time, to refresh this information, due to recent corporate moves. Some have disappeared, as Maptech, recently Fugawi, others have changed hands, an update is needed.
Thunderclap that 27 October 2017, Navionics was acquired by Garmin (¹) ! The latter remained independent private publisher, to this day the hand of the Italian founder Giuseppe Carnevali, happening in the portfolio of the Garmin multinational company, shortly after the acquisition of the global database Active Captain. The cards are again redistributed…
Garmin and gadgets for geeks
In 2013 recreational GPS leader has designed the Quatix®, a GPS watch waterproof allowing boaters to display on their wrist all data of their navigation devices, Garmin of course, equipped with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth owner hot-spot. This nice thing, provided with a 3-axis compass, a barometer and altimeter, was particularly innovative. I do not know if it is all the rage among users of the brand devices, but the fact is that the concept was precursor - it was a time before the arrival of the Apple Watch - and that walk on his wrist in all location of the boat data from the instruments, with a neat graphic display and vibration alerts, may be safe. And more, the Quatix ® gives the time !
Still stronger, Garmin recurrence in the range of the connected objects in announcing the display Nautix™ In-view Display, comes featured a pair of glasses to display data on the edge of the glass. Not yet of augmented reality, but on approach.
The stakeholders of electronic charting
Navionics, C-Map, BlueChart, MapMedia… You will admit that it is difficult to navigate all these brands of electronic mapping. Who owns whom ? What works with what ?
To help you see things more clearly so I took some time to locate the main actors, ultimately, provide us these wonderful charts that avoid storing pounds of paper. place free, and more ecological ! Once again, follow the guide… Read more …