Tech Briefs

New charger kit handles four

Texas-based PulseTech Products Corp. has introduced a kit that allows users to automatically maintain and desulfate up to four 12-volt lead-acid batteries at a time. The maintenance charger kit (XC-QL4-K1),…

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Volvo Penta unveils new IPS engine

Volvo Penta has launched a new medium-use IPS900 engine, which uses a Volvo Penta D13 diesel engine with a power output of 700 hp. It is designed for medium-duty use,…

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New KVH service is for large files

Rhode Island-based KVH Industries has debuted its new IP-MobileCast content delivery service for its mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network. The IP-MobileCast service allows ships to receive large files through satellite links…

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Acquisitions, expansions and new hires in yachting

KVH acquires Headland MediaRhode Island-based KVH Industries has acquired Headland Media Ltd., a media and entertainment services provider of commercially licensed news, sports, movies, and music content that they sell…

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Paint firms teach about VOCs

New Jersey-based Interlux and Awlgrip hosted two seminars in Annapolis in May to brief Maryland boatyards on new air quality regulations for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) that went into effect…

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KVH introduces business class

Rhode Island-based KVH Industries has launched unrestricted rate plans featuring business class service for its mini-VSAT broadband network. Designed to meet the demand for maritime connectivity, KVH’s new service provides…

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KVH upgrades VSAT

KVH Industries upgraded to the mini-VSAT broadband network to provide customers in Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa (EMEA) with a 60 percent increase in satellite capacity. “Rapid growth…

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KVH adds C-band coverage

KVH Industries added global C-band coverage to the mini-VSAT Broadband network and introduced the dual-mode, 1-meter TracPhone V11 C/Ku-band terminal. The TracPhone V11 has a smaller antenna and the ability…

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ALGAE-X creates fuel polishing system

ALGAE-X International (AXI) announced the SMART FPS compact fuel polishing system. SMART FPS compact stabilizes fuel, removes water, sludge and contaminants from diesel fuel to prevent clogged filters, reduce smoke…

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Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System mandatory

New yacht requirements have been underway for subjects ranging from asbestos and bilge pumps to electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and the carriage of cargoes. In June of…

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