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Tognum in deal with Northern Lights
Germany-based propulsion specialist Tognum and marine generator set manufacturer Northern Lights of Seattle, Wash., have signed a master purchasing agreement for marine onboard gensets in the power range from 5 to 280 kilowatts.
The Tognum sales organization will sell these MTU branded gensets for commercial vessels and pleasure craft in combination with MTU propulsion systems.
By this agreement, the Tognum Group can offer its customers a full range of marine onboard gensets from 5 to 3,000 kilowatts and extends its portfolio in the lower power range. This allows Tognum to provide consultancy, sales and service for the entire machinery room as a single source.
For more information, visit www.tognum.com.

Aeré launches Jet Ski dock
Aeré Docking Solutions has introduced the Aeré Inflatable Jet Ski Dock. The dock is manufactured in a standard model, 18 feet wide by 10 feet deep, big enough for two personal watercraft, though it can be customized.
It floats on an 8-inch thick, high-pressure inflatable pad with a floatation capacity that holds 10 adults. The use of high-pressure material with a non-slip surface creates increased safety for passengers. Additional stability is provided by the use of water ballast bags under the dock. For stowage, the dock can be deflated and rolled-up into a large duffel bag, which is supplied with the dock.
“The inherent safety when using this unit to deploy and board your jet skis or tenders is a benefit to any vessel,” said Gary Abernathy, president of Aeré Docking Solutions. “Minimizing damage to the vessel and possible repair costs is more than sufficient to cover the initial investment many times over.”
For more information, visit aeredockingsolutions.com.

Electronic tag can prevent loss
Cobra Electronics’ Cobra Tag presents a way to keep track of valuables. The tag is a sensor attached to a user’s keys, purse, computer bag or any other item that needs to be protected from loss.
The tag is paired to a smartphone using Bluetooth wireless technology. The sensor communicates with the owner’s phone via the free Cobra Tag app and will remind them if they leave a valuable behind.
The Cobra Tag also serves as a two-way finder. By tapping a button on the Cobra Tag, users can ring their smartphone. Likewise, when looking for a Cobra Tag protected item, they can use the phone app to make the Cobra Tag ring.
In addition, the Cobra Tag app can send users an e-mail, tweet or post that the phone or item has been separated. It can also send a map of the item’s last known location. The Cobra Tag works with iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones and has a retail price of $59.95.
For more information visit www.cobra.com.

New control center launched
Aquatic AV has introduced a new waterproof DVD media control center, the AQ-DVD-4B.
A single DVD/CD mechanism allows multi-region DVD playback plus CD, MP3 and WMA audio discs. Video content can be played on iPod or iPhone via the dedicated 30-pin cable. Full control and navigation can be run from the control center or an Aquatic AV remote control, which is sold separately.
Playlists and song information are displayed on the 4-line, dot-matrix, adjustable brightness LCD screen. Charging for iPod/iPhone is supported. USB memory devices are also supported via the USB 2.0 input.
The Dual Zone/Dual Source feature allows two sources to be routed to two different zones. For example, one guest can listen to an iPod in one zone while FM radio plays in another.
For more information, visit www.aquaticav.com.

Raritan launches hands-free flush
New Jersey-based Raritan has introduced FlushSense, a control that lets toilet users operate the head without touching any panel or push-button.
Easy to use for owners and guests, an object or hand has to be within two inches of the switch to start a flush cycle. The FlushSense control features a reliable electronic design and draws low power. It requires only modular wiring to install.
Made in the USA and backed by a one-year limited warranty, the Smart Toilet Control with FlushSense has a retail price of $375.90.
For more information, visit www.raritaneng.com.

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