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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
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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 […]
February 23, 2021

Signal K + OpenCPN + Digital Yacht

The following article explains how to use Signal K on a Windows PC to interface Digital Yacht’s iKonvert (wired) or NavLink2 (wireless) NMEA 2000 gateways to the popular OpenCPN navigation software. Both gateways are NMEA 2000 certified, galvanically isolated and support full Signal K functionality. Until recently, Signal K had […]
February 17, 2021

iKonvert AIS Converter

iKonvert is our universal AIS converter.  It can take NMEA 2000 data and convert to NMEA 0183 and vica versa.  To make installation as flexible and easy as possible, it has a simple internal DIP switch array which can “program” the device for a variety of different conversion scenarios. Even […]
February 9, 2021

Digital Update February 2021 Now Available for Download

The latest edition of Digital Yacht newsletter is now available for download from HERE or click on the image below. In this month’s edition we take a look at new firmware now available for our NavLink NMEA 2000 to wifi gateway. We also create a powerful new charting and radar […]
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Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Act to Comply with ICNIRP Guidelines on EMF Exposure

3/04/2021

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...

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AIS, Applications, General News, Product Information, Software

Search & Rescue Helicopters With AIS Transponder

3/03/2021

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...

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AIS, Applications, News

AIS Transponder on heavy lifting barge

2/25/2021

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...

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Interfacing & Portable Navigations, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Signal K + OpenCPN + Digital Yacht

2/23/2021

The following article explains how to use Signal K on a Windows PC to interface Digital Yacht's iKonvert (wired) or NavLink2 (wireless) NMEA 2000 gateways to the popular OpenCPN navigation...

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AIS, General News, Interfacing & Portable Navigations, Product Information

iKonvert AIS Converter

2/17/2021

iKonvert is our universal AIS converter.  It can take NMEA 2000 data and convert to NMEA 0183 and vica versa.  To make installation as flexible and easy as possible, it has a simple internal...

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General News, Interfacing & Portable Navigations, News, PCs & Softwares, Product Information, Software

Digital Update February 2021 Now Available for Download

2/09/2021

The latest edition of Digital Yacht newsletter is now available for download from HERE or click on the image below. In this month's edition we take a look at new firmware now available for our...

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General News, Interfacing & Portable Navigations, Product Information, Sensors & Instruments, Software, Technical Updates

NMEA 2000 Troubleshooting, Diagnostics & Monitoring – Easy with NAVDoctor

2/03/2021

NMEA 2000 has become the defacto standard for marine electronic interfacing on board boats.  Based on CanBus technology, it's robust and relies on a backbone with spurred connections to each...

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Interfacing & Portable Navigations, Product Information, Technical Updates

NavLink2 Software Update

1/28/2021

NavLink2 is an easy to fit NMEA 2000 to Wifi server designed so that NMEA 2000 navigation data can be made available for apps on smartphones, tablets, iPads and PCs. Installation takes seconds as...

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Digital Update January 2021 Now Available

1/20/2021

  The latest edition of Digital Update is now available to download from HERE or click on the download front cover below.  We've news on our new EU office and logistics facility based in...

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AIS, Interfacing & Portable Navigations, News, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Integration of the AIT5000 with NKE autopilot & instruments and Weather4D

8/10/2020

  Here are some ideas from a real life Digital Yacht AIT5000 installation with iPad connectivity and integration with world beating NKE sailboat instrumentation and autopilot...

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