January 27, 2015

USCG Class A AIS Mandate Now Approved

If you own or operate a commercial vessel in US waters (ports, rivers, lakes, and seas) you are likely to be affected by this new rule. The United States Coast Guard is publishing a new rule which will require most commercial vessels operating in US waters to fit and operate a […]
January 26, 2015

New AIS Man Over Board Device from Ocean Signal

At this year’s London Boat Show we were interested to see a brand new AIS Man Over board device from UK manufacturer Ocean Signal. The MOB1 is Ocean Signal’s first AIS MOB device, but its specifications, small size and unique integrated DSC function (triggers a DSC Alarm on the boat’s […]
January 22, 2015

SmarterTrack 2015 Now Shipping

A new version of our popular Windows Navigation Software SmarterTrack 2015 has now been released. With added support for the powerful TheyR weather service, full compatibility with the latest Windows 8 Tablets (using the tablets internal GPS) and other smaller updates and improvements, SmarterTrack 2015 is the perfect navigation software […]
January 21, 2015
Testing Wireless NMEA Data

Testing Wireless NMEA Data

  With more and more wireless NMEA systems being installed on-board boats, it is very useful for dealers, installers and enthusiastic end users to have simple tools to “view” this wireless NMEA data. Traditionally, wired NMEA0183 data was viewed using an NMEA to USB cable connected to a PC and […]
January 18, 2015

Surface Pro 3 Navigation & Charting

While Microsoft have had a hard time with their Surface tablet product, the latest generation really is a great product and may make a brilliant solution for on board navigation.  With an amazing 2160 x 1440 pixel 12″ screen it’s hands down better than pretty much any chart plotter and […]
January 16, 2015

Bonjour France! Digital Yacht Open Facility

Digital Yacht have opened a new facility to support sales and marketing to dealers and boat builders in the important French market. Nicolas Guerin will head up the new operation looking after marketing for the Digital Yacht range of AIS, wireless navigation and wireless internet products as well as their award winning range […]
January 8, 2015

New AIT1500 Class B AIS Transponder makes a splash at the London Boat Show

Digital Yacht complete their family of Class B AIS transponders with the introduction of the very affordable AIT1500.  Designed specifically to bring the benefits of Class B AIS to smaller vessels, it uses a high sensitivity internal GPS antenna to save on space and cut down on installation time. Simply connect to […]
January 7, 2015
Using Digital Yacht Wi-Fi products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

Using Digital Yacht Wi-Fi products with OpenCPN V3.2 or higher

In this second post about using our products with OpenCPN, we are pleased to announce the release of a new Tech Note that provides OpenCPN (Windows/Mac/LINUX) users with a clear guide on how to configure the latest Connection Manager (in OpenCPN since V3.2) to work with our Wi-Fi products. OpenCPN […]