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 […]
May 10, 2012

Good AIS Etiquette – Fitting a Silence Switch

As the number of vessels with an AIS Transponder increases, yachtsmen should seriously consider fitting their Class B AIS Transponder with a Silent Switch. In popular areas, the amount of AIS traffic can cause excessive clutter on people’s plotters and fitting a simple switch that stops your Class B Transponder […]
May 10, 2012

CLB2000 Class B For The Commercial Market

We just launched a new commercial grade, Class B AIS transponder.  Called the CLB2000, it has been specifically designed for installation on work boats, ferries and other commercial craft that want to add the functionality of AIS, but are not required to carry a more expensive, mandatory fit, class A […]
May 10, 2012

AIT2000 in Italiano

AIT2000 in Italian – watch the video We’ve recently received some great press coverage in Italy, which has included our Italian version of the AIT2000 video. Below is the full article. AIT2000 Transponder AIS Classe B AIT2000 Transponder AIS Classe B Un ricevitore AIS o transponder richiede un antenna VHF, ma […]
May 10, 2012

AIS Transponder Installation with our SPL2000 VHF antenna splitter

Our new ZeroLoss SPL2000 VHF antenna splitter is now in production so the 1st installations will start soon.  The disgram below shows how it integrates into an AIS/VHF system and its worth pointing out that it can be used with a AIS receiver too.  Installing any AIS system has just […]
May 9, 2012

AIS on Raymarine Systems – Easy and cheaper with our AIT2000

We were contacted today by a Dutch customer having a new 15m motor yacht equipped with a Raymarine plotter and radar system but wanting to integrate it with a PC and iPad.  Even though Raymarine’s  latest E series products have a wifi repeater capability through an Apple app, there are […]
May 7, 2012

WL50/WL400 on MAC Lion Software

This might help users of MAC systems with our WL50 wifi antenna My own WL50 Mk2 is running quite happily under Lion but in 32bit Kernel mode – please confirm if you are in 32bit or 64bit Kernel mode by running the System Information App in the Utilities folder on […]