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The scenario, the vessel is quietly at anchor, you’re watching the Formula 1 on TV, received via your satellite receiver and suddenly the signal drops, comes back and drops again. The Guest calls the crew to fix this and the next 30mins is spent troubleshooting what may be wrong with …

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Technology update with e3 systems

A very Happy New Year to everyone.  I’m sure we all share the same wish for 2021, which is a return to normality by getting the virus under control. In my December column, I was extolling my admiration of the 33 Vendee Globe skippers who set off on the most …

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Cellular speed issues?

Purchased a great deal, a 4G cellular modem, and it was only €75 euros on Amazon, has external antennas connectors, so it must be good, right?!? Well, might be a great deal, until you compare it with a higher-end unit, and see that device outperform this fantastic purchase… When you …

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OSCAR helps prevent costly Vendee Globe collisions

Short of space flight, a 40,000km non-stop singlehanded yacht race around the world represents one of the toughest human-mechanical challenges that can be undertaken. Sadly this often comes with a high attrition rate. Over the last eight editions of the Vendée Globe only 53% of the entries have completed the …

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Technology update by e3 systems

We all look forward to different things in the festive season, don’t we?  Some of us are already picturing the delight of snuggling up around an open fire alongside the Christmas tree with our family and friends, in our bubble.  Others might also be going for a fun, socially distanced, …

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Cyber Security On Board – Get Ready for IMO2021

With just over two months to go, why is nobody taking action? We are, of course, referring to the upcoming IMO2021 regulations regarding cyber risk management requiring compliance by 1 January 2021, or no later than the first annual vessel verification and audit. While some vendors are acutely aware of the …

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26 years in Palma for Tallamar

When Xavier Raich, launched Tallamar all he had so the legend goes was a rucksack on his back and a lot of belief. That was in 1994. Now with the headquarters based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain with 14 employees and an order book full. They sell, install and repair …

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MIMO CONNECT – Seamless Connectivity at Sea

Mobile internet technology is progressing at unprecedented speeds and the sheer variety of concepts out there quickly lets one lose sight of what is right for each situation. Yachting has some core 4G / 5G requirements to solutions compared to commercial maritime, corporate and public sector Wireless WAN technology. Aesthetics, …

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Pinpoint Works

Communicating between crew, management, shipyards, contractors, and other parties can be complicated and stressful. But in the age of technology, it doesn’t have to be. Developed by yacht crew for yachting professionals, Pinpoint Works is an interactive work list and project management platform. It is the simple, effective way to …

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Measure Twice Trim Once

Cyclops Marine is the name garnering attention in the sailing technology and innovation field. Devised by the minds at Cambridge University in the UK, their wireless load sensor technology, developed in partnership with INEOS TEAM UK, is creating waves across the sailing world as America’s Cup technology is made available …

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