FLIBS, “expensive” is relative

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This is turning out to be a big year in marine electronics, particularly at the high end, and FLIBS is always a reminder of how high that end can be. I won’t argue with commenters who find the new NavNet 3D and G-Series expensive, but I might point them at something like this custom helm seen in the Super Yacht Tent. Check it out bigger here, and note the several translucent alarm-coded trackballs like the Palladium model I found in the same tent last year. Palladium, by the way, designed theirs from scratch and says it not related to the “Chameleon” hardware found at a German manufacturer. Whatever, these trackballs are a great idea. The helm, incidentally, was put together by Radio Zeeland DMP, and I have no idea what it cost.

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2 Responses

  1. DefJef says:

    What’s interesting about a lot of new gear is that it is a software created interface on an LCD screen touch, mouse and or keyboard driven.
    Gone are the days of gauges and purpose made displays. It’s a screen(s) and a black box w/ software with a bunch of inputs!
    And this means that it should be more economical cos you don’t have to manufacture. It’s now mostly software engineering, ain’t it?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Us software engineers are getting to be a bit expensive.

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