May 19, 2014

Tempting tablet for boating – Lenovo MiiX 2 + SmarterTrack

With a price tag of around £160/$260, the Lenovo MiiX 2 is a full featured Windows 8.1 tablet (not a cut down RT version) and it might be one of the best buys for a boater.  As its operating system is regular Windows 8.1, standard marine PC software runs as […]
May 16, 2014

NMEA Meeting in Gosport

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) as the name suggests is a trade association of nearly 600 companies involved in marine electronics. The NMEA organisation are responsible for a whole series of important specifications and training initiatives that have significantly improved the marine electronics industry. Probably best known for their […]
May 13, 2014

A Digital Storage Oscilloscope for £50 !!

After many years of faithful service our old service department CRT Oscilloscope finally “went off to the great white laboratory in the sky”. Although we have other more modern scopes and test equipment at our office, we wanted a cheap, portable scope for service and field work and in our […]
May 12, 2014

Aqua Adapt PCs Now Shipping

PCs are getting more popular on board and with the introduction of Windows 8.1 with its tiled interface, it makes a great choice for touch screen navigation and finger-tip control.  Many boaters use a notebook but they’re not designed for the hostile marine environment and also generally can’t connect to […]
May 9, 2014

Connecting our AIS units to Simrad/B&G/Lowrance Chart Plotters

Last week we visited Navico UK and carried out some tests of our AIS units connected to the latest Navico chart plotters. Navico are the largest marine electronics manufacturer whose product brands include; Simrad, B&G and Lowrance produce some of the most popular chart plotters and multi-function displays (MFDs) on the […]
May 8, 2014

Why the AIT2000 is your best choice for an AIS Class B Transponder

The AIT2000 Class B Transponder – Best in Class! We would all like to claim we make the best products with the best performance and features (and of course we do!) but with a highly regulated product like a Class B AIS transponder, all manufacturer’s have to meet a strict […]
May 6, 2014

NAVLINK UK iPHONE and iPAD NAVIGATION APP UPDATED

Now with French, Dutch and German charts available as low cost in app purchase Back in January we released  our low cost NavLink UK charting and navigation app which features real time navigation and full integration with our wireless range of interfaces for GPS and AIS data connectivity – the […]
May 2, 2014

Visit to ABP Southampton

Today our CTO Paul Sumpner visited the Southampton Office of ABP (Associated British Ports) to discuss their experiences with AIS AtoNs and the trials that are currently being conducted in Southampton Water. ABP are not only responsible for Southampton Docks but also provide Vessel Traffic System services for the whole […]