Auckland, New Zealand - Vesper Marine: Safety Electronics Leader Showcases Virtual AIS Beacon Technology on San Francisco Bay

Vesper Marine announced today the successful demonstration of its Virtual AIS Beacon Technology to a who’s who of California-based professional and port authority organizations.

Held on San Francisco Bay, the event was attended by representatives of the San Francisco Police Department, Port of Oakland, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Port of San Francisco and the United States Coast Guard. Video: The best NZ marine technology...

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Auckland, New Zealand - Vesper Marine: Vesper Marine announced today that its black box AIS XB-8000 WiFi Transponder is now shipping in Europe.

Enabling WiFi access to critical AIS safety information from any device with chartplotting software, the new compact Vesper Marine AIS XB-8000 black box device offers boaters a display-less Class B AIS transponder with complete wireless interaction.

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Auckland, New Zealand - Vesper Marine: Vesper Marine Virtual AIS Beacon™ wins in ‘Equipment’ category

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, has been awarded an IHS Safety at Sea Award 2012 in the ‘Equipment’ category for its Virtual AIS Beacon, a system that creates, transmits and manages electronic Aids to Navigation (AtoN). The Virtual AIS Beacon electronically marks maritime hazards in a low cost, environmentally conscious and easily deployable way to enhance safety at sea and help protect coastal environments.

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Auckland, New Zealand - 3 News, Mon, 18 Jun 2012: 3 News tells the story of how Vesper Marine technology helps identify hazards at sea. This story by Michael Morrah outlines how Vesper Marine’s Virtual AIS Beacon systems transmit electronic Aids to Navigation marks so both commercial and recreational vessels can identify hazards well before they come into contact with them.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that its Virtual AIS Beacon for Aids to Navigation has been awarded Special Commendation at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2012 in the State Government of Victoria, Australia Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product category. Recognized with this year’s Professional Mariner Samuel Plimsoll Award for Innovation earlier this Spring, Vesper Marine’s Virtual AIS Beacon was honored with the New Zealand Hi-Tech Award for effectively introducing an exciting new hardware product to market that is clearly differentiated from the competition, and for its demonstration of sustainable future growth and business success for the company. Judged by an international panel that included original Facebook investor and Paypal founder Peter Thiel; the director of engineering for Google in New York, Craig Nevill-Manning; and Cisco's senior vice president, Howard Charney, the awards seek to provide the premier showcase and networking opportunities for the producers of New Zealand's high technology.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that its Virtual AIS Beacon for Aids to Navigation has been awarded the 2012 Professional Mariner Samuel Plimsoll Award for Innovation. Honoring important contributions to safety by individuals and organizations in the maritime industry, the award recognizes Vesper Marine's Virtual AIS Beacon for significantly improving the wellbeing of mariners by increasing safety and efficiency levels in the industry. Professional Mariner presented Vesper Marine with the prestigious award at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2012 Conference in Stamford, Connecticut on March 20, 2012.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that its WatchMate Vision™, the world’s first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with touch-screen control, has received the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award at the 71st Annual Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), the innovation awards honor products that best meet the criteria of “innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; and cost-effectiveness.” Awarded in the consumer safety equipment category, WatchMate Vision is a dedicated display-based AIS transponder combining color touchscreen, WiFi and NMEA 2000 into a single compact unit creating an innovative new solution that leverages the synergy of all these technologies and gives boaters unprecedented access and control of critical AIS information. Offering the next-generation in filtering and functionality of the proven Vesper Marine WatchMate family, the highly sophisticated, easy-to-use Vision enhances the speed, flexibility, interactivity and convenience of accessing relevant, critical AIS safety information on the water.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today a smart addition to its award-winning AIS collision avoidance systems family, the black box AIS XB-8000 WiFi Transponder. Enabling WiFi access to critical AIS safety information from any device with chartplotting software, the new black box device offers boaters a display-less Class B AIS transponder with complete wireless interaction. The feature-packed system can be accessed and controlled remotely, anywhere on a boat, via a variety of WiFi 802.11g/b enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops, or through integration with other marine electronics. The highly sophisticated, Vesper Marine XB-8000 enhances the flexibility, interactivity and convenience of accessing relevant, critical AIS safety information on-the-water.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today the newest addition to its award-winning AIS collision avoidance systems family, the world’s first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with touch-screen control, WatchMate Vision™. Designed to overcome the challenges of operating electronics at sea and equip boaters with an unparalleled collision avoidance system, the innovative WatchMate Vision is also the first dedicated display-based AIS transponder to integrate WiFi functionality. WatchMate Vision can be accessed and controlled remotely anywhere on a boat via a variety of WiFi 802.11 g/b enabled devices including smartphones, tablets or laptops, or through integration with other marine electronics. Offering the same filtering and functionality of the proven Vesper Marine WatchMate family, the highly sophisticated, easy-to-use Vision enhances the speed, flexibility, interactivity and convenience of accessing relevant, critical AIS safety information on the water.

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