Milltech Marine News
Any questions about what AIS you should get?
Our AIS Comparison guide is an quick and easy way to sort through the marketing fluff and find the unit that fits your needs best. It has been updated for 2023 and can be found on the AIS Transponder product page or link directly here.
Vesper Marine Cortex Gets Long Awaited Software Update
Cortex just got even better. Introducing the new and improved Cortex 2.0 software update. There's a new sleek user interface for Cortex handsets and some big improvements to core VHF functions to ensure you never miss a word. Cortex software 2.0 features new Squelch EQ
automated squelch with manual fine-tuning, omni watch multichannel scanning, and VHF audio recording and playback. Find out more here.
Vesper XB8000, XB6000, and SP160 Discontinued
The Vesper XB series has been discontinued and no longer available. There is no direct replacement but we strongly recommend looking at the Vesper Cortex M1 as an alternative, basically an XB-8000 on steroids. If you were looking at getting an XB-8000 and the SP-160 splitter the Cortex M1 is a 5w SOTDMA AIS with the splitter built-in with all the benefits of Vesper's award winning SmartAIS and more! Find out more here.
Vesper Marine Cortex on Sale while Supplies last
Vesper(Garmin) has officially discontinued the North American version of the Cortex and will soon be releasing a global version. We will only be selling the North American versions at a discount until they are all gone and the global versions are shipping. If you were ever considering the Cortex and boating in North America there has never been a better time to buy. Find out more here.
Milltech Marine has been acquired
Milltech Marine, a global leader in marine safety specializing in Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and communications today announced that it has been acquired by former Global Sales Director for Vesper Marine, Jason Young. Check out the news here.
Did Vesper Cortex just save my boat?!?
Check out our blog article with an overview of the Remote Vessel Monitoring capabilities in Vesper Cortex and some real-world stories on the value of this unique system.
The Vesper Cortex product is finally available and initial shipments have gone out to customers!
Curious to understand what all the excitement is about? See our Vesper Cortex: First Impressions blog article with a quick review of unboxing our first Cortex product.
Can't decide which AIS transponder to buy?
Check out our blog article "How to Choose an AIS Transponder" here.
Having antenna issues? Check out our latest blog article.
Getting the VHF antenna connected to your AIS system is probably the most important factor for good AIS performance. Check out our guide here for our top ten antenna tips.
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