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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Panbo When Australian teen Jessica Watson set off to become the youngest person to sail around the world, almost immediately she ran into a problem.

Her yacht, Ella's Pink Lady, collided with an oil tanker on the way to Sydney.

Once safely back in port, Jessica's support team installed a collision warning device called the AIS WatchMate, developed by Auckland's Vesper Marine. And she made it the rest of the way around the world without hitting anything.

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Panbo Cruising World marine electronics editor and blogger Ben Ellison gives a hands-on review of the AISWatchMate.

"For a really vivid example of why Vesper's sophisticated AIS alarming is valuable, consider the Bermuda Race fleet crossing the shipping lanes last night ... I watched a Buzzard's Bay bound ship run right through the fleet last night and I'm guessing a lot of navigators learned how many controls you need to make AIS alarms effective rather than annoying. Which is what the WatchMate is so talented at.


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