Tag Archives: technology

Garmin expands Fantom radar offerings

Garmin International, Inc. announced the GMR FantomTM 54/56 and Fantom 124/126 – the next evolution in its solid-state pulse compression radar series with MotionScope Doppler technology, offering 50W and 120W of power output respectively. Garmin Fantom radars were the first to allow mariners to see targets moving instantaneously thanks to MotionScope technology. Now, with more than double the power output ...

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Technology and globalization

Technology and globalization are two trends that are combining with incredible force to significantly impact us all (and our industry). It does not matter if we consider technology and/or globalization as good or bad; they are both changing our world in a big way. While bringing significant benefits on a global/macro level, both globalization and technology can also bring substantial ...

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The future of handheld augmented reality

If you’re annoyed with how attached to technology your customers are today, it’s unfortunately not going to get any better. Next month, Apple plans to introduce a new set of iPhones, one of which is a premium model that can scan 3-D objects. Samsung also recently introduced the Galaxy Note 8, which has a fast dual-lens camera. “2018 will be ...

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Embracing technology trends to advance your business

No matter where we are in the world, our lives are connected through technology. Smartphones have evolved into the ultimate travel companion, housing all of your valuable information right at your fingertips. With this in mind, it is important for the marina industry to respond to this booming travel trend and capitalize on it to service our guests. At IGY ...

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Find a young mentor

A recent editorial piece written by Phyllis Korkki of The New York Times caught my eye this week, as the titled offered a very intriguing question and response: “What Could I Possibly Learn From a Mentor Half My Age? Plenty.” The article discusses the benefits of reverse mentorship and chronicles her process being mentored by a young editor with more ...

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iPhone 7 will be water-resistant

Rarely does the announcement of Apple’s latest phone have a huge impact on our industry. After all, we’re trying to get people off their phones and on the water. However, Apple’s introduction yesterday of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will certainly impact the boating industry: The new phones are now, according to Apple, water-resistant. The new models are able ...

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Two thirds of people will own a smartphone by 2018

As I’ve been writing our ’16 Marketing Trends for 2016 for the January issue of Boating Industry, there was one overarching theme that came emphatically from all of the interviews: You’ve got to have a mobile strategy for your website and your marketing. “It’s an absolute must nowadays,” Aaron Weiche, chief marketing officer of GetFiveStars.com said about mobile websites during ...

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Molo launches marina management software

New York – Molo, a tech startup from New York City, announced today that it has launched a new marina management platform on the iPad and web for marinas and yacht clubs. Molo was designed in collaboration with marina managers and owners, prioritizing user experience and interaction with the software. Everything needed to run Molo is accessible through an iPad or web browser on a computer ...

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