May 15, 2015

Summer’s Here and the AquaWear WLN20 Gateway Gets Your Navigation On Deck

Summer is arriving and the last place you want to be stuck, figuring out your charts and navigation, is down below at the chart table or lower helm.  Here’s how the WLN20 NMEA-WiFi navigation server can enable next generation navigation and start to integrate your smart phone, tablet, PC or MAC into […]
May 13, 2015

New Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) drivers now available for WL60

We are pleased to confirm that we have now released a new set of drivers for our popular WL60 long range Wi-Fi adaptor. With the release of Mac OSX 10.10, Apple made a few small changes to the way drivers are installed and registered and it was necessary to create […]
May 7, 2015
Illuminated Silent Switch for AIS Transponder

Illuminated Silent Switch for AIS Transponder

With more and more AIS Transponders being installed on pleasure boats, fitting and using a “Silent Switch” is definitely recommended and we should all do our bit to reduce chart plotter clutter by following the etiquette of only transmitting your position when crossing shipping lanes or in bad weather. When […]
May 5, 2015

Free Webinar on Navionics Sonar Charts™

Digital Yacht’s CEO Nicholas Heyes will be one of the speakers at a free Webinar that Navionics are organising on their latest Sonar Charts™ Technology. The live Webinar will take place on Tuesday 12th May at 19.00 hours Central Europe Time (13.00 EST and 10.00 PST) and registration is free for […]
May 1, 2015

Digital Yacht’s SmarterTrack Express offers laptop navigation with Navionic’s charting and DualNav positioning

SmarterTrack Express is a new navigation package designed to turn a Windows notebook into a full function electronic charting system for marine navigation.  It ships with a high performance DualNav (GPS & GLONASS) positioning sensor which is self powered from the PC’s USB port.  Install the software and the notebook […]
April 29, 2015
Wi-Fi Congestion

Wi-Fi Congestion

The range of 2.4GHz frequencies reserved for Wi-Fi is fairly limited and with so many Wi-Fi devices and networks these days, it is not unusual for wireless networks in the same location to share the same frequencies and this results in lower connection speeds and even connection drop outs in […]
April 27, 2015
Corrupted NMEA Data

Corrupted NMEA Data

Today we had an interesting telephone call from a customer with one of our AIT3000 units that was not providing wireless data to his iPad. The unit had been working perfectly when installed earlier in the year, but on conducting some last minute system checks, prior to leaving for the […]
April 24, 2015

RJ45 Ethernet Connections

  With more and more marine electronics using Ethernet networking onboard boats, being able to assemble RJ45 Connectors is a useful skill to have. This week we were aboard a 50ft yacht on the Hamble that was having problems accessing our WL510 long range Wi-Fi adaptor. The WL510 was connected […]