Most innovative M.E. awards 2007, and you?

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. Dan (b393capt) says:

    My four picks for most innovative marine electronic products of 2007 are the following products, with the caveat I have not had the opportunity to try any of them first hand.
    Navnet 3D – enough said.
    Simrad A150 AIS + Simrad VHF Combo – For the ability to initiate a DSC VHF call on an AIS contact. (would be my top pick, except they lose points for not having first established standard PGN’s for the functionality over N2K)
    Raymarine ST70 – Not for the color, but for the standardized instrument display concept (if Garmin’s product was shipping, I would have awarded a tie). Would rate higher in my list if the display was a little bigger and readable from a distance, and less power hungry. Perhaps Raymarine should consider a grey scale version.
    HD Radar – shared by all vendors launching HD Radar product.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Interesting choices, Dan; thanks.
    Now why aren’t more electronics enthusiasts stepping up here? Don’t be shy.

  3. Kees says:

    Don’t forget the Furuno SC-30 Satellite Compass.
    Also, 2007 was really the NMEA-2000 breakthrough year.

  4. Dan (b393capt) says:

    Sail magazine arrived today. I went right for the Pittman awards.
    I won’t mention product names here, so I don’t spoil it for anyone.
    I see, I got one right out of four.
    I entirely overlooked the chartplotter that won. With all the products announced in the fall, I completely forgot about this product line when I offered my suggestions. We gave this product a considerable lashing over their abbreviated N2K support, but since it’s come out that they promised to do better … and other vendors are guilty of far greater and un- repented N2K sins … I regret I didn’t think of this product when asked.
    Your other two choices are interesting Ben, I would never have guessed.
    What other products made your next to last cut ? Of my other choices did any come close to making your list Ben?

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