Tech Briefs

Remote controlled spotlight debuts

Texas-based Larson Electronics, an industrial lighting company, has released a new Golight Stryker wireless remote control spotlight, the GL-30004-S-E. The 36-watt LED module is capable of reaching over 900 feet…

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Intellian launches 1m TV antenna

Korea-based Intellian has released the s100HD WorldView, a 1m (40-inch) marine satellite TV antenna system that simultaneously receives two Ka-band satellites and one Ku-band satellite for DirecTV North America’s HD…

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Golden Boat Lifts expands

Florida-based Golden Boat Lifts has launched a separate dock manufacturing company, Golden Marine Systems. The company will design, engineer and manufacture custom floating aluminum and stainless steel docks and gangways.…

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Akasol to launch new battery system

German-based Akasol will present a world premiere of its new compact, modular lithium-ion battery system, AKASystem OEM, at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in June. This system is…

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Navtor opens in UK

Navtor, a Norwegian e-navigation specialist, is opening its first base in the UK in Somerset, led by Richard Northover. Northover is a veteran of the maritime industry. After starting his…

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Flexible solar panels available

Solar panel company Sunflare now mass produces flexible, light CIGS solar panels. Sunflare has reengineered the manufacturing of CIGS panels with its Capture4 technology. Compared to crystalline silicon, Sunflare is…

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EPA OKs route for Isobutanol

Colorado-based biofuel company Gevo has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its isobutanol to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS). The biofuel…

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Golf balls made of fish food

FunAir’s new partner, Barcelona-based Albus Golf, makes marine-friendly golf balls made of fish food. FunAir met with Albert Buscato, founder of Albus Golf, and decided the eco-friendly golf balls made…

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Free LED selection guide makes upgrades easy

Hella Marine has published a free guide for upgrading onboard products to LED. The 20-page booklet, “10 Things to Consider When Purchasing LED Lighting”, makes selecting and installing new lighting…

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Danelec gets OK for new ECDIS

Denmark-based Danelec Marine received approval from DNV GL for its new ECDIS models DM700 and DM800 G2, meaning the products meet all applicable technical requirements, including the new IEC 61174…

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