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 22, 2021

Greener Horizons from Digital Yacht

Greener Horizons is Digital Yacht’s upgraded sustainability initiative for 2021. Our aim is to absolutely minimise our carbon footprint in everything we do and each month we’ll share some of our ideas and projects.  We were spurred on by Bill Gates Climate Change Book “How to avoid a climate disaster” […]
March 8, 2021

Share a Smile and Help Comic Relief

Comic Relief and Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and this year, it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. As they say, we need the power of funny to turn laughs into lasting change! Last […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 10, 2021

Digital Yacht & TimeZero PC Navigation Solutions

TimeZero (formally MaxSea) PC navigation software brings sophisticated navigation to reality with radar and AIS/MARPA integration, multiple chart formats and even cloud based syncing of user data to the TZ iBoat iPad app for the ultimate integrated system. Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are […]