Technautic BV to distribute Vesper Marine’s smartAIS transponder systems for recreational and commercial vessels.

Auckland, New Zealand - Vesper Marine: Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today that Technautic BV is their new distributor for the Netherlands. Vesper Marine is a global manufacturer of innovative marine safety products for recreational and commercial vessels, aids to navigation and marine asset protection solutions. Technautic will be a strategic partner for Vesper Marine in meeting the growing international demand for quality commercial and recreational AIS transponders.

Technautic is a specialist with in-house technical expertise providing proactive sales, marketing and customer service programs for marine electronics, communications and entertainment systems. The Vesper Marine range of WatchMate smartAIS transponder systems will complement the Technautic distribution range that covers yacht and powerboat builders, marine repair and electronic dealers throughout the Netherlands.

Sales Director for Vesper Marine, Jeremy Singleton, said. “The Technautic partnership strengthens our European distribution by enhancing our service and supply footprint of award winning AIS collision avoidance technology. The Netherlands has traditionally been a strong market for our transponder business and with Vesper Marine’s smartAIS technology, we are determined to grow our presence significantly in the region."

smartAIS by Vesper Marine is an active system with smart alarm logic that proactively alerts boaters of potentially hazardous situations. Unlike other transponders that simply send and receive AIS data, Vesper Marine’s smartAIS transponders continuously calculate crossing situations and trigger collision avoidance alarms, plot anchor position to alert the crew of anchor dragging and trigger alarms for immediate man overboard (MOB) retrieval. An extensible platform, smartAIS offers customers new features and capabilities through regular software updates, delivered automatically via a smart phone and the WatchMate App from Vesper Marine.

Vesper Marine's award-winning AIS collision avoidance systems are designed for performance, reliability and ease of use, backed by outstanding technical support. The Company has a strong focus on quality and safety.

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