News on Weatherdock.
17.05.2013 - Donation to KNRM
Together with our dutch distributor, Holland Marine Hardware we are please to announce that we support the people of the Dutch Search and Rescue Organisation KNRM (Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij) with an anual donation.
Here you can see Dirk Bouma (Holland Marine Hardware) handing over the cheque to the director of the KNRM, Mr. Boogaard.
07.05.2013 - Weatherdock present at AIS SUMMIT 2013
Mr. Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, CEO of the German Cooperation Weatherdock, bring the experience and innovative ideas of Weatherdock to Hamburg, as a speaker at the AIS Summit 2013.
This event will take place on 8 and 9 May at the Crown Plaza Hotel Hamburg and is a singular opportunity for companies and individuals to exchange knowledge and new developments about the AIS Technology on the international level.
More Information: www.aissummit.com
22.04.2013 - Counter Terror Expo 2013
From 24 to 25 April 2013, the exhibition Counter Terror Expo will be held in London. The exhibition brings together experts and manufacturer that deliver on security and counter-terrorism, in the UK as well as internationally. Here are shown new product developments and strategies.
The experts come from various government and private sectors. They work daily on your safety. Law, military challenges, emergency care and private security are subjects of this exhibition. Counter Terror Expo offers a unique space for the presentation of new technologies and products related to the topic.
With a view to the safety of objects, persons and areas Weatherdock has to offer suggestions and solutions. Therefore, we are also present there.
For more information about Counter Terror Expo please visit their Website: counterterrorexpo.com
26.02.2013 - Weatherdock also at Facebook and Twitter
15.01.2013 - Weatherdock Distributor for Canada
Good news for Boating People in Canada
We just want to inform you that we got a new dealer for Canada these days.
Startech Marine Services, located in Vancouver, is ready and pleased to sell all the Weatherdock products.
Here are the Business details of Startech Marine Services:
STARTECH MARINE SERVICES
101-19005 94th Ave
Surrey, BC V4N 3S4
29.10.2012 - Coastal Security Conference
Coastal Security Conference in Singapore
The WaterSide Security 2012 conference brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines all with a common interest in waterside security. Protecting ports, harbours, coastal waters, and inland waters from the threats of terrorism and criminal activity requires innovative thinking in areas as diverse as technology, operations, policy, human factors, risk analysis, international law, and economics.
Therefore the vmsTRACK for small craft tracking and the LA_TRACK for soldier tracking has been presented by our Indean dealer Elektronik Lab in cooperation with the South African company techAF. These two units are persistant real-time tracking devices based on TDMA VHF technology.
For more information please visit: www.techaf.com
25.05.2012 - RED BULL STORM CHASE
Weahterdock is technical partner at RED BULL Storm Chase
In Summer 2012 the RED BULL Storm Chase is coming up again after 2006. This extreme sport event will bring the ultimate fight: men vs. nature
Quoting windsurfing legend Robby Nash:"Windsurfing in storm surf separates men from the boys."
RED BULL Storm Chase is a typical RED BULL event. Extreme. Dangerous. Unpredictable. The extreme is part of the show. From 1st August until 30th November the RED BULL Strom Chase is on when the wind is expected to exceed 10 Beaufort (100kmh), everywhere in the world on three different spots. There are just 48 hours for the surfers to get there before the storm strikes.
With these pictures you can make your own oppinion what is coming up for the surfers:
Photo 1 (Windsurfer): Körber/redbullcontentpool
Photo 2 (Helicopter): Bootz/redbullcontentpool
Weatherdock is technical partner at the RED BULL Storm Chase in category "safety"
The bavarian company Weatherdock AG, located in Nuremberg, is supporting the RED BULL Storm Chase with an outstanding tracking system.
Every competitor and every crew member out in the water will be equipped with the small, portable GPS transmitter easyPOSALERT. This device has got a built in GPS receiver to get the exact position. This will be transmitted with aditional information like speed and course over ground the the base station on the beach. By means of this a persistant real-time tracking solution of each contestant is quaranteed.
We keep you informed about the RED BULL Storm Chase and give you more details later on. For more information about the Storm Chase please visit:
24.05.2012 - feeling save - easyRESCUE
Boris Herrmann and Giovanni Soldini feel comfortable save with the easyRESCUE
Already at the previous Barcelona World Race, in which Boris Herrmann took part, all teams, participating in the non-stop-regatta around the world, were equipped with the AIS S.A.R.T. transpopnder easyRESCUE from the German Weatherdock AG at Boris Herrmann's desire.
For his new project, to set a new world record for a "Non-Stop North-Atlantic-Crossing" from New York to England, Boris is sailing with the Italian sailing legend Giovanni Soldini and a ten-menber international crew. Each member has got his own AIS S.A.R.T. easyRESCUE.
The professionals feel save with the easyRESCUE and they trust in the technology. The added "thank you card" shows how much they trust!
We are very glad about this!
15.05.2012 - Office closed on Ascension Day
On Thursday the 17.05.2012 Germany is celebrating the Ascension Day. Due to this, our office stays closed.
We are back on work on Friday 18.05.2012 to answer your questions.
11.04.2012 - SEGELN Award 2012: Winner is easyRESCUE
The AIS Search and Rescue Transponder easyRESCUE by Weatherdock has been honored with the SEGELN Award 2012 in the category "SAFETY" on 22nd January 2012 in Düsseldorf.
The SEGELN Award is the most important award for yacht equipment and we are proud and delighted in equal measure to have received this honor. It is an acknowledgement of the product and of the hard developmental work behind it.
We thank the Jahr Top Special Verlag for adding the easyRESCUE to the list of the participating products in this category.
Before anything else we owe thanks to the readers of the SEGELN magazine, without whose participation in the voting this success would have never been possible. This shows clearly how deeply satisfied the customers are with this excellent safety device aboard.
The SEGELN Award 2012 is an obligation we will gladly meet in the future.
The success encourages us to keep on developing innovative product solutions to ensure the safety of our customers on board. We will maintain the confidence placed in us with the established product quality. We will not rest on our laurels. Promise!
Last but not least we thank the whole team for their hard work and dedication, who have brought the easyRESCUE where it is today:
Very much in favor with our customers!
10.04.2012 - easyAIS-IS with new multiplexer output
The AIS receiver with integrated antenna splitter, the easyAIS-IS, has got a new multiplexer output and is availbale at aothorized dealers form now on.
By means of this modified multiplexer output it is possible to switch to a slowlier data rate of 4800 Baud by moving a jumper on the on the circuit board.
This measure only becomes necessary if your chart plotter invariably runs with this slow 4800 Baud data rate.
With the following link you'll get to the product page of the easyAIS-IS where you can download a PDF file with a short manual.
29.03.2012 - easyRESCUE with US approval
The United States licencing authority FCC (Federal Communication Commission) has approved the easyRESCUE officially. This device is an AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (AIS S.A.R.T.) developed by Weatherdock.
One important part of the FCC approval is that the easyRESCUE has passed test of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Washington said: "We are satisfied that the Weatherdock easyRESCUE meets IEC 61097-14".
Beside the FCC / USCG approval the easyRESCUE does already have the German approval by the Federal Maritime and Hydrografic Agency (BSH) and also the SOLAS approval by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
Especially this high approval level and the well done passing of all the heavy test conditions make the easyRESCUE globally unique as an AIS S.A.R.T. device in such a compact design.
25.03.2012 - DEFEXPO India 2012
Defexpo India 2012, the seventh in the series of biennial Land, Naval
and Internal Security Systems Exhibition, will be held at Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi from March 29 to April 1, 2012. Defexpo India is
clearly steering the path of steady growth and has been receiving
overwhelming and unprecedented international response with each edition.
All the world leading players in defence equipments and systems had significant presence, showcasing their latest equipments and systems. High profile official delegations from 41 countries visited the show.
In corporation with the indian company ElektronikLab and the south african company techAF Weatherdock is taking part of the exhibition to present mobile VHF locator units.
01.03.2012 - APM EXPO 2012 Singapur
The ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME EXPO 2012 in Singapore runs from March 14th up to March 16th 2012 in Singapore at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
The APM EXPO is one of the most important trade fairs in South-East-Asia and has the main topics: Shipbuilding + Marine, Workboat, Offshore
In partnership with the Southafrican company techAF the Weatherdock AG is going to present some of its products as a co-exhibitor.
23.02.2012 - MASERATI with easyRESCUE
easyRESCUE aboard the MASERATI during record-breaking
journey in the footsteps of Columbus
The team MASERATI of the Italian sailing legend Giovanni Soldini and his German navigator Boris Herrmann has set the first long-distance record across the Atlantic.
The 70 feet yacht MASERATI, which has been tuned especially for the record hunt, took exactly 10 days 23:09:02 for the route of 3,884 sea miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador on the Bahamas. With this, they followed in Columbus' footsteps, who traveled the same route in 1492 - albeit at a substantially slower pace!
Aboard the MASERATI is an AIS S.A.R.T. "easyRESCUE" for each crew member. The small and compact emergency transmitter has three different release mechanisms. Next to the classic manual triggering there is an automatism, which is triggered upon full water contact; it is, however, not triggered by splashing water. The third trigger function is another atomatic release via magnetic switch with a rip cord. The device is attached to a pocket of the sailing suit. As soon as the bladders of the suit inflate in an emergency the rip cord blasts the magnetic switch away and hence the device activates itself.
Already at the previous Barcelona World Race, in which Boris Herrmann took part, all teams, participating in the non-stop-regatta around the world, were equipped with the easyRESCUE from Germany at Boris Herrmann's desire.
„Being the manufacturer we are delighted when such professionals like Herrmann and Soldini rely on our products, especially in extreme situations!" says Alfred Kotouczek, board spokesperson of the Weatherdock AG from Nuremberg.
We hope that the future record attempts of team MASERATI will be equally successful and that the emergency equipment will never have to be used.
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