The cliche "the more things change, the more they stay the same," certainly applies to the past, current and future role of the Norwegian maritime cluster in the grand scheme of the international ship and boat building communities. Few countries,
Being one of the oldest names in a business doesn't prevent one company from also being one of the newest. At a reception in New York City, Racal Marine Inc. introduced several new entries in radar and navigation electronics, continuing a new product
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.
New simplified and accurate chemical test procedures are now available from Nalfleet, Bull and Roberts, Springfield, N.J., with the Orbeco-Hellige photometric analyzer. This new portable unit covers 90 different tests (many using ASTM and EPA methods),
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but
— 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
Texas Instruments recently announced an introductory offer for its new TI 5000 satellite navigator. The offer, which is in effect until July 31, 1983, consists of a free interface board with the purchase of a TI 5000. Literature is available on the SatNav.
Sperry Corporation of Charlottesville, Va., has recently made available literature on the Sperry GPS Core Module the company has designed and manufactured specifically for the marine environment. The Sperry GPS Core Module is a single-channel,
The latest in Magnavox's growing line of GPS products is the MX 5400R, a "black-box" navigation receiver that provides GPS data outputs to a Magnavox MX 4102 OR MX 5102 transit satellite navigation receiver. The MX 5400R is a two-channel C/A-Code
Shipbuilding and other maritime interests should get more involved with the U.S. Coast Guard, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Congress, and other regulatory agencies to protect their own interests and avoid unnecessary laws and