Four new satellite navigation receivers from Magnavox offer both GPS (Global Positioning System) and Transit capabilities in the same unit. Called the MX 1100-GPS series, these navigators combine GPS and Transit satellite data to generate position information.
—Literature Available— As another element of safety of vessels at sea, all ships of more than 300 grt must be equipped with one of the relatively new Navtex receivers by February 1, 1990. Navtex is a 24-hour warning system that transmits a broad
Furuno's well-known LC-90 loran receiver has been significantly improved and is now available as the LC-MARK-II. Soft and receiver changes provide even higher position- fixing accuracies and display stability, especially in fringe reception areas;
Paperwork is, and always has been a necessary and essential aspect of ship operation. Indeed, the Barcelona Maritime Code of 1258 required ships carry clerks specifically for this purpose releasing the master to concentrate on his primary duty, safely navigating the vessel.
Representatives of Waterway Communications Systems, Inc. (Watercom®) and International Telecharge, Inc., Dallas, Texas, recently announced that a contract between the two organizations has been signed. ITI will provide Watercom telephone subscribers with
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
Phillips Petroleum Company of Bartlesville, Okla., as agents for Philtankers Inc. of Panama, recently ordered six model MS-2500 combustion analysis systems from Megasystems, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. and Cleveland, Ohio. These "top of the line" units feature free-standing console,