April 28, 2021
Fonce Alphonse boat for the Mini Transat

Fonce Alphonse opts for a GPS160 for Mini Transat challenge

From the age of 6, Victor Eonnet has been passionate about sailing thanks to his parents.  Even at 10, his dream was to participate in the Mini-Transat race and today Victor is preparing to make it happen.  He’s launching his campaign with his new yacht Fonce Alphonse.  Not a typical […]
April 23, 2021

Superyacht AIS Solutions from Digital Yacht

AIS is great for general navigation, identifying other vessels, collision avoidance etc.  Here are some ideas to take AIS to the next level on a superyacht installation – ideas from a Class A AIS transponder for the main vessel to Class B/B+ systems for tender tracking, personal SARTs for crew […]
April 22, 2021
how to install and configure the AIT5000

How to install the AIT5000 Class B+ AIS Transponder

This video will show you how to install our AIT5000 Class B+ AIS Transponder for NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 based systems. To configure the AIT5000, you can read this article which explain how to configure the AIT5000 with its built-in web interface.  
April 13, 2021

iAISTX – Digital Yacht easy Class B AIS transponder solution for iPad and tablet navigation

iAISTX is our great value Class B AIS transponder (send and receive AIS data) with a wireless interface for use with iPads, smart phones and tablets running the marine charting apps.   Providing a wireless feed of AIS targets and GPS data to the app turns the mobile device into a […]
April 7, 2021
PC with Furuno Radar & Timezero Software

PC Nav System with Furuno Radar and Timezero Software

Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are the perfect hardware partner for TimeZero/MaxSea navigation software plus we now offer radar integration with the latest Furuno DRS4D NXT digital doppler radar. The DRS4D-NXT is the first radome radar in the World to use doppler technology allowing easy […]
March 4, 2021

Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Act to Comply with ICNIRP Guidelines on EMF Exposure

If you have a Ship’s Radio Licence then you may have received an email from Ofcom recently regarding new compliance rules on EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure.  The International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) aims to protect people and the environment against adverse effects of non-ionizing radiation – that includes signals from […]
March 3, 2021

Search & Rescue Helicopters With AIS Transponder

Most of the latest search and rescue (SAR) helicopters are now equipped with an AIS transponder and our NavLINK iOS app presents them beautifully as a miniature helicopter icon, overlaid onto the detailed UKHO charting The screen shot below shows a live image from the solent in February 2021.  At […]
February 25, 2021
ais for barges

AIS Transponder on heavy lifting barge

Another interesting application for Digital Yacht AIS systems is for tracking, identifying and locating heavy lifting barges.  These floating platforms are towed into place with tugs but then often stay at anchor as an independent platform. There’s no requirement for them to be equipped with a Class A AIS like […]