SKY­MATE/MAZU ON­BOARD SATEL­LITE COM­MU­NI­CA­TION

Boating - - ELECTRONICS -

Stay­ing con­nected with the world while you’re away from cel­lu­lar ser­vice is in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar and, in case of an emer­gency, crit­i­cal.

With the Sky­Mate m2500 Se­ries satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem and Mazu Sport­Fish­ing app, boat­ing an­glers not only stay con­nected any­where in the world but can also ac­cess im­por­tant fish­ing in­for­ma­tion us­ing an iPad. SST and chloro­phyll satel­lite im­agery are up­dated twice daily for track­ing tem­per­a­tures and color breaks. Upto-date marine weather in­for­ma­tion in­cludes seven-day grib fore­casts, live buoy data, NOAA zone weather fore­casts, alerts and Nexrad thun­der­storm im­agery, and trop­i­cal storm ad­vi­sories. Other fea­tures in­clude NOAA charts and nav­i­ga­tion rout­ing and track­ing, and the abil­ity to mon­i­tor your boat from any­where. The app in­cludes MazuChat to stay con­nected with friends. In emer­gency sit­u­a­tions, MazuChat pro­vides a two-way SOS func­tion. The m2500 sys­tem sells for $995 (ex­clud­ing iPad). The Mazu Sport­Fish­ing app is $129.99 at the App Store. To learn more, visit mazu-marine.com.

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