NEW: easyAtoN (Type3)

Weatherdock has now an AIS Aid to Navigation (AtoN) transceiver – the easyAtoN.

It is a Type 3 AIS transponder used as Aid to Navigation station to provide location an identification of buoys, beacons or floating objects to nearby vessels on AIS chart display in real-time.

All product highlights:

  • Capability of generating virtual and synthetic AtoN navigation marks
  • Integrated GPS Source
  • AIS Class B FATDMA or RATDMA (by software selectable)
  • Anti-Tamper proof
  • Waterproof and dust resistant (IP67)
  • Low power consumption

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easyONE now has FCC approval for the USA

We are very pleased that our AIS MOB “easyONE”-family has now received FCC approval for sale and use in the USA. After the AIS SART easyRESCUE, the easyONE is already Weatherdock’s second rescue transmitter, which is approved in the USA.
Our local sales partner MRT (Marine Rescue Technologies) was able to present the two rescue transmitters at the Miami Boat Show last week.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency in the United States and regulates, among other things, radio communications. The FCC is also the registration office for communication devices and checks compliance with the standards in this context.

Note: The current declaration of conformity is available for download on the product page at the bottom.

 

More informations to the product

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

The year is already coming to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your trust in Weatherdock AG.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020.


Our opening hours during the holidays:

We are there for you until Dec. 20th 2019
Office closed from Dec. 23rd 2019 to Jan. 1st 2020
Normal business operation from Jan. 2nd 2020

AIS Class B SOTDMA Transceiver easyTRX3 now with DVB-T2 & DAB+

Parallel to solving the starting problems with the easyTRX3, we pushed the development of this new functionality to an end. The DVB-T2 module will be extended with an additional DAB+ functionality.

With the integrated DAB+ you will get more convenience by means of no nasty frequence search, no background gaining and a huge variety of different channels.

DAB+ means “digital audio broadcasting” and will be the follow-up of the analogue VHF radio. Nearly everywhere in Europe DAB+ is receivable, no matter if North Sea, Baltic Sea, Channel or Atlantic coast and even in the Mediterranean Sea.

More information about the AIS Class B SOTDMA transceiver from Weatherdock

The new “RESCUE Database” – even more safety at sea

After almost 10 years our easyRESCUE Database got a complete makeover and is now called “RESCUE Database”. In addition to a more modern and user-friendly look, information about a rescue transmitter can now be stored in a more structured and detailed manner.

All owners of the AIS SART (easyRESCUE) or AIS MOB (easyONE) Rescue Transmitter from Weatherdock can voluntarily store personal data as well as detailed device information in the database.

Our goal is to significantly assist the Sarch and Rescue Organizations in thier work while offering an added value for our customers.

So that not only visually everything is up to date, we ask you to update your entry in the RESCUE Database.
If you have not yet registered your easyRESCUE or easyONE, the Search and Rescue Organizations recommend doing so at the latest before the next turn.

The login takes place with the Unit-ID and the password, which you will find on the back of each easyRESCUE and easyONE.

 

Entry/Update of your information

Especially important information for Search and Rescue Organizations are:

 

  • Name of the user of a Rescue Transmitter
  • Diseases/allergies/drug intolerances/other special features
  • Emergency Contact
  • Information about the ship

A visit to Marlin Marine Canada

As a distributor for Weatherdock products in Canada, MARLIN MARINE owner Ingo Vollmer is delighted to welcome the CEO of Weatherdock AG Alfred Kotouczek and his wife.

It looks nice to combine holidays and work like this.

Ingo Vollmer (Marlin Marine) with his wife & Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise (CEO) with his wife (from left to right)

Remember in silent

As a manufacturer of security and navigation electronics, we have close contact with the distress rescue organizations in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and also Sweden.

It is therefore particularly painful to learn that members of a rescue crew themselves have died in an attempt to help a ship in distress.

Our thoughts are with the families and colleagues of the casualties and we hope that our donation can be of use.

Such tragic moments serve as an incentive for us (as manufacturers) to establish our products even more strongly in the distress rescue organizations worldwide. Possibly, future disasters of this kind can be avoided in advance.

If you would like to make a donation, please follow this link:

https://don.snsm.org/familles-sables-dolonne

GPS-Week-Rollover easyTRX2 and easyTRX2S family

All information about the GPS-Week-Rollover


 

What does “GPS Week Rollover” mean?

In addition to accurate position information, the GPS satellites also provide date and time information. However, the counter for the GPS system, developed in 1980, can count a maximum of 1024 weeks (about 19.7 years). Then the counter jumps to zero and the GPS time counts again from the beginning. This process is called “rollover”. For the first time there was the GPS Week rollover in August 1999, the second in April 2019.

 

What are the implications of GPS Week Rollover?

For the affected devices, the date and time information since the rollover is incorrect. The position information is not affected and still very accurate.

 

Which devices are affected by the GPS Week rollover

From Weatherdock some easyTRX2 and easyTRX2S transceivers are concerned, for which we prepared a firmware update, which fixes the problem.

Firmware-Update

Firmware-Update

Software Update for easyTRX3 (v 1.3)

A software update of the easyTRX3 Programming-Tool is available. The most important changes of version 1.3 at a glance:

  • WiFi settings improved
  • Bug fixes

 

Quick Start Software Update:

Save the software locally on your PC / Mac and start the installation by double-clicking on the setup file.

 

IMPORTANT: Please also update the firmware to the actual version.

Click here for the current firmware (version 1.0.19) >

easyTRX3 Update: Programming-Tool (version 1.3)

Weatherdock is nominated for “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2019”

Weatherdock is, as in recent years, again nominated for “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes” (Grand Prix of middle-market companies). We are honored to be part of the competition in the anniversary year. In 2019, the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation will award the prize for the 25th time.

“Großer Preis des Mittelstandes” is the most coveted economic award in Germany. Weatherdock made it to the jury last year and we are very proud of that. The ambition has now grabbed us, so our goal for this year is an award.

More information about “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes” >

Available now: easyTRX3-Manager App (free download)

The easyTRX3-Manager app for all smartphones and tablets is available now for free in the App Store of Apple and at the Google Play Store.
With the app all settings of the easyTRX3 can be done. Both, the determination of the static data, such as MMSI, name, call sign and type of ship as well as the configuration of the numerous interfaces (USB, NMEA0183, NMEA2000) can be made easily via the app. In addition, anchor and CPA alarms can be turned on and off.

Free download for iOS and Android:

Weatherdock on the 50th BOOT in Düsseldorf

From 19th to 27th of January 2019, the 50th BOOT will take place in Düsseldorf. It is the world’s leading water sports exhibition and platform to present new products for the coming season.
Of course, Weatherdock is again represented with its own booth. We present you our latest products and will gladly answer your questions.
Visit us in Hall 11, Stand B50.

All information and appointment

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019

The year is coming to an end and the christmas season begins. We would like to take this opportunity and thank you very much for your trust in our company this year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019.


Our opening hours during the holidays:

We are there for you until Dec. 20th 2018
Office closed from Dec. 21st 2018 to Jan. 1st 2019
Normal business operation from Jan. 2nd 2019

Winner of “Exportpreis Bayern 2018” – Category “Industry”

Weatherdock is the proud winner of the “Exportpreis Bayern 2018” in the category “Industry”.

At the award ceremony on November 21st, 2018 in Munich, after a speech and a short film about the company, the three company founders and managing directors Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, Wolfgang Werner and Jürgen Zimmermann were awarded with a custom-made trophy. This was presented together with a certificate from Hubert Aiwanger (Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria).

The “Exportpreis Bayern” honors small businesses that, thanks to their exceptional entrepreneurial performance, have successfully distributed their “Made in Bavaria” products worldwide. Every year, the winners are selected by a top-class jury.

To “Exportpreis Bayern” >

Wolfgang Werner (CTO), Michael Knipp (Marketing & PR), Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise (CEO), Jürgen Zimmermann (CTO)
(from left to right)

Handover of the trophy to Weatherdock
Source: Studio Vohler/Bayern International

Group picture of all winners
Source: Studio Vohler/Bayern International

Company Video – Weatherdock AG

Award ceremony from November 21st, 2018

BR Rundschau Magazin from November 21st, 2018

BR Frankenschau Aktuell from November 22nd, 2018

AIS-Plus receiving system for more safety in shipping

The DLR (German Aerospace Center) developed together with Weatherdock as industrial partner the new ship information system AIS-Plus.

The aim of the project was to create a complete picture of the harbor situation. In comparison to conventional AIS receivers, the position reports with AIS-Plus have greater reliability (50% more signals) and a longer range (95 km instead of 65 km).

In mid-November AIS-Plus was successfully tested in the port of Rotterdam and presented at the SME Conference 2018 in Berlin.

more information

Weatherdock on the METS TRADE 2018

From 13th to 15th of November 2018, Weatherdock will once again be represented at the METS in Amsterdam. We will present our latest products and will gladly answer your questions.

The METS TRADE is the world’s largest B2B trade fair for marine equipment, materials and systems. Founded in 1988, it is considered a platform for innovation, market development and networking.

We are looking forward to your visit in hall 1 at booth 123!

All information and appointment

NEW: easyTRX3 (SOTDMA)

The development of the easyTRX3, the successor of our popular Class B AIS transceiver easyTRX2S, is at least in the final phase! The device will be available from January 2019.

All product highlights:

  • Higher transmission power (5 watts, instead of 2 watts)
  • Faster transfer rate at higher speeds (every 15 instead of every 30 seconds)
  • ridgid and waterproof housing
  • modern connections (NMEA2000, USB)
  • SOTDMA Technology (Self-Organizing Time Division Multiple Access, like Class A, instead of CSTDMA)
  • MTM – Maritime Text Messenger (send & receive Short Text Messages)

 

Available product variants

  • easyTRX3 (A20000)
  • easyTRX3-WiFi (A20001)

View Product Page

Office closed

November 1st, 2018 – All Saints’ Day

Therefor our office will be closed on 1st and 2nd of November 2018.

We will process your requests as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Weatherdock on the SMM 2018

Weatherdock will once again be represented in 2018 at the SMM in Hamburg and is, together with the long-standing exhibition partner vesseltracker.com, at an own booth. The SMM takes place every two years and is the leading trade fair in the maritime sector for shipbuilding and equipment. Visit us from 4th to 7th September 2018 in hall B6 at stand 405 and get to know our products first-hand.

We are looking forward to see You!

All information and appointment

Weatherdock on the 2nd Techsurge conference in Chennai, India

On 10th of August 2018 Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, CEO of the Weatherdock AG, was as an expert and speaker at the 2nd Techsurge in Chennai, India. The main topics of the conference were Safety, Security, Navigation and Technology for sustainable fishing.

The event is a platform for stakeholders on technology and innovation for sustainable fishing. The first Techsurge took place in June 2016 and was already a great success.

The new face at Weatherdock

“I know the history of Weatherdock since the beginning and have finally become an employee of the company. That makes me very happy!”

Felix Metzenthin

Director Sales, Weatherdock AG

From now on I take over the support of our business partners and distributors and I am available as contact person for questions with help and advice.

+49 (0)911 37663858
fmetzenthin@weatherdock.de

I would like to shortly introduce myself:

Age: 47 years

 

Married, one son (12 years)

 

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) for electrical engineering,
specializing in communications engineering

 

Since 1st of June 2018 Director Sales at Weatherdock

 

From 2008 to 2018 Sales Manager of SIPOS Aktorik
a supplier of components in international plant engineering

 

From 2002 to 2008 at DiehlControls
(key account manager, since 2006 team leader)
Development and production of electronics for household appliances

 

From 1990 to 2002 soldier of the Bundeswehr
(last Captain and Technical Officer of the Mountain Logistics Regiment 8)
Maintenance of defense equipment, additionally occupational safety engineer

 

Hobbies: family, cycling, history

New distributor for Suriname and Barbados

Weatherdock is pleased to present a new member of the world-wide distribution family:

MPS Security in Suriname – South America

MPS Security is a USA registered company with subdivision in Suriname where they have the management of the electronic and technology security division. The company is doing authority as well as end-user business and we are looking forward to have a good and intense partnership with MPS Security in lots of different projects.

MPS will be responsible for the area of Suriname and Guyana, as well as parts of the Caribbean Sea like Barbados.

Welcome and good luck

Weatherdock AG

Redesign: Lifejackets online-shop

Our online shop for lifejackets with integrated rescue transmitters from Weatherdock has got a new design. Browse through the shop and discover on our new page many helpful information about life vests and rescue transmitter. Choose from the various lifejackets and rescue transmitter models the right variant for your purposes.

 Click here for the lifejacket online shop >

Office closed (May 2018)

On the following days in May 2018, our office will be closed due to public holidays or bridging days:

April 30th, 2018 – bridging day
May 1st, 2018 – Labor Day
May 10th, 2018 – Ascension of Christ
May 21st, 2018 – Whit Monday
May 31st, 2018 – Corpus Christi

We will process your requests as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Good, safe & easy – AIS

Post from the Caribbean …

… actually from Le Marin on the island of Martinique. One of our customers sent a big compliment to the Weatherdock team and of course our products in this way – “great service, great equipment!”.

The trip started in Italy and went via Barbados and Cuba to Trinidad – “always good, safe & easy thanks to AIS”. That makes us happy. It is very exciting for us to see where our customers are traveling around.

Many Thanks for the Postcard!

Office closed for Easter holidays

 

The Weatherdock AG team wishes Happy Easter!

From March 30th 2018 until April 02nd 2018 our office will be closed due to the holidays. From April 03rd 2018 we are back as usual for you and answer your requests as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you happy holidays!

Direct dial to our service team

You can reach the Weatherdock service team with a direct telephone extension now. There you will be gladly helped with technical questions.

 

We are looking forward to your call at:

 

+49 (0)911 376638 57

Weatherdock at the International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

Weatherdock presents the portable UKW position transmitter ALARIS100 at the GPEC (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) for Live-GPS-Position-Reporting.

The topic of security is increasingly important. The 10th GPEC informs with 579 exhibitors and more than 5,500 visitors about news, trends and developments in the field of police and special equipment.

Weatherdock is a proud exhibitor of a real-time tracking system at this year’s exhibition. The specially developed ALARIS100 location transmitter, in conjunction with the RX2 S-LAN receiver unit, is a system for Live-GPS-Position-Reporting. With the handy transmitter, live positions of the individual task forces and groups can be sent to the operations center. Specially developed for law enforcement agencies and mobile operations groups, transmission is reliable and encrypted over FM frequencies.

Weatherdock will be represented in hall 11.0 at booth D018 at the GPEC. The closed specialized trade fair takes place 20th to 22nd of February 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.

Available now: Free easyRESCUE-PRO app

Our new easyRESCUE-PRO app for Apple iPhone and iPad is now available for free on the App Store.
Both the easyRESCUE-PRO and the new easyONE-DSC-CL can be configured with this app. Via Bluetooth you can store up to 8 MMSI numbers. In case of an emergency an alert is sent by DSC to these ships.

Download for free >

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