April 29, 2013

Connecting a Garmin 400 or 500 Series Plotter to iAIS

The Garmin 400 and 500 series plotters are some of the most popular small boat chart plotters on the market and it is not surprising that we get many enquiries about how to connect our products to them. Normally customers just want to add an AIS receiver or transponder to […]
April 27, 2013

Problem with NMEA (COM Port) Connections on Ubuntu

In response to a comment on my recent “Managing the Device Manager”, where Michael reported problems getting his AIS100USB working on LINUX, I decided to download the latest OpenCPN and make sure that the new NMEA Connections code that they have recently added to V3.20 did in fact still work […]
April 23, 2013

Managing the Device Manager

Some times when you are dealing with technical issues everyday, it is easy to forget that not everyone finds it easy to know where to look on a PC when things go wrong. One of the most common issues with any equipment that plugs in to a PC are Drivers, […]
March 22, 2013

Wireless NMEA on steroids !

When Graham Sunderland (professional navigator and author of Winning Tides) contacted us about configuring our WLN10 Wireless NMEA server to work at a baud rate of 115200, three times the normal high speed NMEA0183 data rate, we were slightly taken back. It turns out that Graham wanted to connect his […]
March 18, 2013

SailTimer App now supports Digital Yacht WLN10

The problem with chart plotters on yachts, is that they tell you where the next waypoint is but unless the wind is in your favour, you may not be able to sail directly to it. This is where the SailTimer app comes in to its own. Using a series of […]
March 8, 2013

Wiring details for Wireless Class B Transponder

A customer asked us for a wiring diagram to show how one of our AIT2000 Class B Transponders connects to our WLN10HS to create a wireless AIS transponder solution. We were happy to oblige and thought that it would be good to publish this diagram online, as this AIT2000+WLN10HS combo […]
March 6, 2013

Reports of Strange Wi-Fi behaviour with iOS V6.0

  We have recently noticed a number of iPhone/iPad customers reporting connection issues with our iAIS and WLN10 products. Fault symptoms have been; unable to connect to the wireless network, TCP connection time out and connection stability problems. A quick search on-line found evidence that other Apple users had found […]
March 6, 2013

Using Fusion 700 Series with iNavConnect

Recently a customer of ours asked us how to connect their new Fusion 700 Series entertainment system to our iNavConnect wireless router. Our first question was “Why do you want to do that ?” but then it became clear that the Fusion 700 Series is quite a sophisticated system. Using […]