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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November 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today plans to unveil its 2012 product line at the 2011 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). From November 15-17, Vesper Marine will showcase its award-winning family of safety-focused marine electronics, as well as offer international dealers and press a sneak peak at the company’s upcoming WatchMate Vision™ Class B transponder and black box AIS XB-8000 WiFi Transponder. Technology demonstrations will be given throughout the show at the Vesper Marine booth #02.230.

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September 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, Vesper Marine Ltd and Astrata Group Inc are pleased to announce the signing of a new partnering agreement to deliver ground-breaking land and sea based fleet tracking solutions for customers who require precise tracking for their vessels, vehicles or people on land or at sea. Astrata’s land based tracking products combined with Vesper Marine’s marine-grade position and collision avoidance products makes this a compelling technology partnership. Behind the technology is a broad depth of customer knowledge and experience in the transportation and oil industries.

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March 2011, Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that it has added four new partners to its growing international distribution network. The latest additions include Marine Electronics SA in Switzerland, Pochon in France who came on board last December, Electronics Marine in Chile and Al Nakheel Electronics in the United Arab Emirates. Effective immediately, all four partners will distribute Vesper Marine’s entire line of Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision avoidance technology products to an extensive reseller network, and provide marketing and technical support.

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Vesper Marine - Auckland, New Zealand, has released a new French language option for its Automatic Identification System (AIS) collision avoidance product range, WatchMate. Available now for the WatchMate 850 Transponder, 750 Receiver and 670 Display, the complimentary French language upgrade for existing users can be downloaded at www.vespermarine.co.nz/firmware-upgrades on the Support Downloads page. Alternatively, it can be acquired through Vesper Marine’s French distributor Pochon and its network of outlets.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that it has received FCC Approval for its next-generation, all-in-one, dedicated, collision avoidance display, the AISWatchMate® 850 Class B Transponder.

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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today it has opened a new European market for the AIS WatchMate® line of products.

French marine distribution company Pochon will distribute Vesper Marine products throughout France via its network of over 450 dealers and outlets. Read on to see the full press release.

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