Articles @ Weatherdock.
25.11.2010 - Yacht magazine
The well known YACHT magazine, Europe biggest selling sailing magazine, presents in it’s current issue No. 24 a test report with the topic “navigation”. 11 AIS receiver in match up situation!
We are a little bit proud to name you the result of the tested easyAIS-IS:
2nd place with 85 out of possible 100 points. YACHT awarded the easyAIS-IS as “hint for best cost-benefit ratio”!
With pleasure we take this award and forward this information to you directly. The complete test report you will find in print edition No.24 of YACHT Magazine or as soon as possible as download file on our webpage.
24.11.2010 - Mets 2010 - Review
From 16th to 18th November 2010 the METS took place in Amsterdam. Weatherdock was present there with an own booth, once again. Retrospectively the METS 2010 was a big success for Weatherdock. Nearly 20% more visitors came at our booth than last year.
Highlight and darling of the public was the easyRESCUE, our AIS S.A.R.T. Transmitter. This smallest at the market available AIS S.A.R.T. was one of twenty nominated products for this year DAME Award in the category “Innovation”.
22.11.2010 - Mets Seminar
During the METS 2010, a NMEA AIS Seminar and Panel Discussion was implemented on November the 18th. Mr. Alfred Kotouczek, Founder and CEO of Weatherdock AG, took part as a specialist for AIS and was co-leader of the discussion beside Mr. Dave Morschhauser, NMEA’s Senior Technical Consultant.
An active participation showed which huge interest of AIS is out there. We want to thank NMEA for this opportunity and we are pleased that such a big organization established panel discussions like this for relevant and interesting topics.
21.11.2010 - Genua Boat Show 2010
During the Genua Boat Show from 2nd to 10th October 2010 our Italian Distributor EUROPESCA was located there with an own huge booth, which was very well designed. Congratulations!
We want to put your focus on the well done presentation of the Weatherdock product as you can see in the picture.
We are pleased to see that our distributors do self presentation and manufacturer presentation on a very high level of engagement and professionalism.
12.11.2010 - Weatherdock on METS 2010
Weatherdock AG on METS in Amsterdam from 16th to 18th November 2010.
Meet us on our booth and lern something about our new and innovative products.
We would be pleased to see you there!
27.10.2010 - easyRESCUE awarded DAME Award
The new easyRESCUE is awarded the DAME Award of the upcoming METS 2010 which runs from 16. to 18. November in Amsterdam. The jury proved the new AIS S.A.R.T. PLB and awarded the DAME category "INNOVATON".
Please cross your fingers for us!
27.10.2010 - AIS equipment for everyone
Not depending how old or how big is your ship, our equipment would help the Captain to control the ship in an easy way.
Please contact our dealers for further information about our products.
01.09.2010 - SEGELN - Interview about the easyRESCUE
The well known magazin SEGELN visitetd Weatherdock AG at the BOOT 2010 and did an interview with the CEO Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise. Topic was the new easyRESCUE - a personal AIS-S.A.R.T. locator beacon as a world premiere.
With the following link you will be forwarded to AQUA-TV where you can see the full interview:
We hope you will enjoy it!
12.07.2010 - easyAIS-IS
Good made better!
The easyAIS-IS is an evolution step forward of the well known easyAIS by Weatherdock AG located in Nurnberg in Germany. This new AIS receiver has an integrated splitter and a signal amplifier to make the usage of AIS data on board much more comfortable.
The easyAIS-IS provides a logical and innovative devel-opment of an already excellent product. This shows the philosophy of Weatherdock: always the best and technic-al feasible for the costumer!
The integrated amplifier eliminates physical losses caused by the splitting process. Because of the in build splitter the easyAIS-IS can be used with several devices at the present VHF antenna at the same time.
In January 2010 the easyAIS-IS was presented by Wea-therdock at the BOOT trade fair as a new member of the “easy family”.
Since may 2010 the delivery of the easyAIS-IS to specialist shops has started.
The USB port for direct connection to a PC or Plotter will become an additional unique selling preposition for the costumers.
11.01.2010 - AIS-based maritime emergency beacon
AIS based maritime emergency channel
Saving lives simple now with AIS - easyRESCUE
The Easy Rescue is a personal AIS transmitting beacon. With a built in GPS it transmits an emergency AIS-SART sentence which triggers an alarm on all AIS enabled chart plotters / PC’s within range, along with the Lat/Long of the victim. The GPS is a new generation fast acquiring type and the VHF AIS transmitter repeats the message and position several times per minute. This enables all vessels within range to assist with the rescue if they have an AIS receiver or transponder. Here, the chances of survival are greatly increased.
The Weatherdock Inc. located in Nuremberg, has taken up a major problem on shipping: the effective and simple rescue of a man over board person. So far, it is very difficult to determine the exact position of the victim, just sustainably, to launch a successful rescue. Today's life-saving equipment will range from "lookout" on lifebuoy to so-called electronic beacons (EPIRB). In all these systems, the current position of the victim was no longer covered by "his mother ship". That makes a quick rescue difficult or even impossible.
The just mentioned disadvantages are eliminated with a new system developed by Weatherdock.
The easyRESCUE sends the position data of the castaways on a standard FM radio frequencies with standardized data: the AIS data. AIS is an internationally valid standard, which transmits the current position of the transmitter, speed and other data. Novel about this rescue-system is that using a commercially available navigation device (plotter) or a PC and the associated AIS receiver location data from the easyRESCUE can be received and even will be displayed as a marker on the chart.
Compared to today's solutions are thus several advantages: First, all vessels with AIS receivers can be involved in the rescue operation. Furthermore the rescue can be started without waiting for intervention by the Coast Guard. Hence the easy-RESCUE is a huge potential for growth when it comes to the successful rescue of victim.
The easyRESCUE is issued and presented to the interested public at the booth of Weatherdock Inc. on the int. boat trade fair BOOT in Duesseldorf from January 21. to 31. 2010. According to expert reports on his board speaker Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, in addition to the easyRESCUE other new products will be presented at the Weatherdock both in hall 11 – B27.
05.11.2009 - Int. Boat Trade Fair BOOT 2010
Int. Boat Trade Fai Duesseldorf 2010
Weatherdock Inc. is on target fort he BOOT 2010
During the world largest yacht and boat show, the BOOT2010 in Duesseldorf, Weatherdock Inc. will be on location there with a own booth in hall 11 – B27. From the 25th up to the 31st of January three new products will be presented to the interested general public. One of these products, the easyRESCUE is a world premiere. Weatherdock would like to show by this commitment how important it is to push the technical equipment level even on pleasure boats to greater hights – for safety reasons.
Highlight at the Weatherdock booth will certainly be the easyRESCUE – a novel AIS-based maritime emergency chanel. This system makes searching MOB persons much more easier. It transmits the live position permanently on a standard FM frequency: the AIS signal. So every vessel in the surrounding with an AIS-receiver is able to locate the MOB person on the chart plotter as a marker and could initiate the rescue.
A product development is the easyAIS-IS. This device based on the easyAIS contains a splitter which separates AIS and other signals without any loss. So full power is guaranteed at any time. PC’s will connected easily with USB.
Useful on pleasure boats will also be the easyN2Konnect. The easyN2Konnect converts the AIS-Data, which are in the NMEA 0183 Code into the new NMEA 2000. So all AIS-devices could be integrated in the new PC and chart plotter generation, which run with NMEA 2000 and "master/slave-configuration". N2K: plug & play in such an easy way! Open the technical door for older equipment into the next century.
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