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New AMEC AIS products join Mantsbrite’s portfolio

Mantsbrite has added three new Amec products to its already wide-ranging portfolio. The first of these is the Amec Cypho-150S AIS receiver. This features a built-in antenna splitter which allows the Cypho-150S to receive AIS data using the vessel's existing VHF antenna. The Cypho-150S can be connected to chartplotters, PCs etc. via NMEA-0183, USB or RS232. The remaining two are the Amec Camino-108 Class B AIS and the Amec Camino-108W B Class AIS with WIFI interface, both of which are supplied with GPS antenna, have an optional silent mode switch, NMEA 0183 / 2000 / USB connectivity and SD card data logging. Full details of all AMEC products can be found on the company website

Mantsbrite hosts Koden Dealer Training Day

As a UK Koden distributor of many years standing, Mantsbrite hosted a Koden Dealer Training Day at the Holiday Inn at Glasgow Airport. Brian and David Ash were joined by 13 of Mantsbrite’s dealers from across the British Isles from Southampton to the Shetland Isles.

Keiji Nishipa and Tomoya Aoke from Koden led the course which covered the current radar range, the new sonar products and the enhanced service support that Mantsbrite is offering its dealers.
David commented: “As a company, we have the highest regard for Koden products, and the range we offer includes radar and sonar equipment, echo sounders, GPS compass & GPS receivers. The latest Koden product to be included in Mantsbrite’s portfolio is the Koden ERS-S1BB Sonar, which is aimed at the smaller fishing boat where it was not previously possible to fit a sonar.“
He went on to say: “The training day was both interesting and informative, and was appreciated by everyone who attended.”

Mantsbrite celebrates 50 successful years

Mantsbrite is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2014. Established in 1964 by Brian Ash, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electronic equipment to the marine market.
Over the 50 years, Manstbrite has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for many of the world’s leading marine electronic equipment manufacturers, and through its 175-strong dealer network now supplies leading brands, including Koden, David Clark, Scan Antenna A/S and LCJ Capteurs, to name a few, to both the commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry.

To mark this half century milestone, Brian and David Ash are planning a series of celebrations, one of which was a dinner at the recent Koden Dealer Day. Further events and dates will be uploaded to on a regular basis throughout the year. David and Brian are very much looking forward to welcoming clients and friends to events in celebration of this significant anniversary over the course of the year.

Introducing the new Koden ERS S1BB Sonar

The latest Koden product to be included in Mantsbrite’s portfolio is the ESR-S1BB 360° scanning sonar, the unique design of which renders it suitable for installation on small fishing boats.
The Koden ESR-S1BB sonar transducer is installed on a pole over the side of the boat which both minimises installation costs, and maximises suitability for even the smallest boat. It comprises the sonar transducer, the sonar processor, keyboard and a hand held remote control, giving a maximum range of 300m and a 360° scan from an adjustable beam. The sonar can also act as a conventional echo sounder if required.
Cost and full technical details of the Koden ESR-S1BB can be found on the website and is available through Mantsbrite’s dealer network.

Visit Mantsbrite at Skipper Expo International Bournemouth – October 10th & 11th 2014

Come and see us on Stand Number 26 at Skipper Expo which will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre on 10th and 11th October. We shall be pleased to welcome both longstanding and future friends and clients to see the latest products and join us in our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Police Patrol Vessel Fits New Koden Radar
with Fineman Full Dimming Monitor

Essex Police Marine have specified a Koden MDC-2510BB radar with Fineman 17” full dimming monitor to be installed to their patrol vessel ALERT IV, a 40ft Halmatic. The radar with C-Map chart overlay has a remotely mounted black box processor with keyboard and Fineman Full Dimming monitor. The radar is connected to the vessel's AIS and electronic compass to provide target tracking and with the 4ft/12kW open array antenna the radar has a maximum range of 72NM.


Mantsbrite will be launching the Koden Digital Broadband Sonar (KDS-6000 BB) shortly in the UK. This will be the first broadband sonar on the market where the user can vary the operating frequency from 130kHz to 210kHz to suit the type of fishing they are undertaking. Power output will be 1kW and the maximum range will be 1000m. More details will follow shortly.

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