May 23, 2012

Read about our new SPL2000 splitter in Sailing Today

In the July issue, our new splitter – the SPL2000, which has replaced the SPL250 has been featured. If you turn to page 22 you can read all about! It is available now. SPL2000 as featured in SailingToday
May 23, 2012

OLYMPIC FLAME IN BRISTOL

The Olympic torch passed our office last night on its 8000 mile round trip. Here’s a video of the torch in Bristol docks
May 23, 2012

AIS BASE STATION

Monitoring vessel movements from the shore is useful not just for friends and family but also for security and planning apps – we even keep an eye on our  supplies coming via container ships!  To make fitting and setting up an AIS Base Station easy, we’ve developed AISNET – a […]
May 23, 2012

Class A AIS Package For Workboats and Other Commercial Vessels

Class A AIS transponders are frequently being installed on smaller vessels who want the security and performance of a Class A transponder.  Digital Deep Sea have created a Class A package which includes all the antennas and a heading sensor and pilot plug cable.  The HSC100 compass sensor is custom […]
May 14, 2012

AIS Man Over Board Systems

In 2010, the IMO approved the use of AIS SARTs as an alternative to the traditional Radar SARTS. An AIS SART consists of a GPS receiver and an AIS Transponder that when activated, quickly gets a position fix and then transmits a special combination of AIS Messages 1 and 14 that […]
May 12, 2012

Using Digital Yacht AIS units with OpenCPN

We get a lot of questions from users of OpenCPN, the popular Open Source navigation software, on how to get their AIS units and/or GPS units to work. The good news is that all Digital Yacht AIS units and USB to NMEA adaptors work with OpenCPN and we have now […]
May 10, 2012

Using a PC at Night – Screen Dimmer

For yachtsmen who have struggled to use a PC at the chart table on a night time passage, with the glare of the screen ruining your night vision, then this simple and free piece of software is what you need. Called Pango Bright, it allows additional dimming of the main and secondary […]
May 10, 2012
Testing NMEA0183

NMEA 0183 Display Program

NMEA 0183 has become the most widely adopted standard for data communication in the Marine industry. Based on the old RS232 Serial Interface used on computer terminals data is transmitted as a series of high and low voltages between two pieces of wire. Although fairly simple in principle, NMEA 0183 […]