What's State of the Art?

Six trends show where marine electronics are headed.

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Screen Savers In 2006, TV-quality images come to your chart plotter, thanks to high resolution, large screens and better hues. MapTech and Northstar even have touch-screen technology. Here, Furuno's 23-inch FAR2817, $12,296.

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Know Everything About Your Neighbors An AIS receiver can display the name, length, speed, bearing and destination of every vessel in range. The Furunonav AI 3000 is $900.