November 1, 2018

New NMEA2000 Gateway with Developers Guide released

Here is a sneak preview of our latest iKonvert NMEA2000 Gateway which we will be officially launching at METs 2018. Designed to make it easier to interface computers and embedded systems to NMEA2000 networks, iKonvert will compliment and expand our existing range of gateways and converters. Aimed at navigation software […]
October 16, 2018

Reports of Interference from LED Lighting reducing AIS Reception

With more and more vessels fitting low power LED bulbs for both external/navigation and internal lighting these days, the number of reports of interference to other electronic equipment, in particular AIS, is definitely on the increase. In fact the US Coastguard recently posted an Alert on their website about this […]
August 23, 2018

VSWR Explained

AIS Transponders are generally very reliable pieces of kit that can work for many years, transmitting your position and receiving the positions of AIS equipped vessels within VHF range of your boat. There are basically three things that an AIS Transponder needs in order to work correctly and an easy […]
August 10, 2018

Getting SeaTalk data in to a Racegeek d10

The Racgeek d10 is one of the hottest new products to appear on the yacht racing market for quite some time and we have been following its development with interest. A number of early adopters have wanted to get data from legacy Raymarine ST60+ and even older Autohelm ST50/ST60 instruments […]
August 6, 2018

Boost Weak GPS Signals Below Deck

We do like our offices in Farleigh Court, near Bristol, but with thick walls dating back to 1837, getting a phone signal let alone a GPS signal is problematic. So we were very pleased to find a GPS Signal Repeater that allowed us to get accurate position fixes in our […]
July 27, 2018

Background Apps Stopping Wireless NMEA Transmission

When Digital Yacht released their first wireless NMEA product, the award winning iAIS back in 2011, there were very few marine apps and most customers used either our free iAIS app or the more powerful iNavX paid app. Now there are far more marine apps in the Apple Store and […]
April 24, 2018

Ask the Experts

Last weekend at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble, we were very pleased to be asked to take part in the Practical Boat Owner’s “Ask the Experts Live” event. Paul Sumpner, our very own “Expert” gave a presentation entitled “Alexa sail my boat” which looked at some of the latest innovations in […]
March 27, 2018

Royal Institute of Navigation Conference a Success

The Royal Institute of Navigation (Small Craft Group) conference on Electronic Navigation took place this week and our CTO Paul Sumpner was one of the speakers. Open to RIN members, non-members and students, the conference took place in the historic library of Trinity House in London and included a series […]