Digital Yacht will introduce a range of new products for 2017 at this year’s METS exhibition (15-17 November 2016). We’re also pleased to have been nominated for the prestigious DAME design award with our iKommunicate NMEA gateway product. This product was just a concept this time last year, but thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign with 500 early adopters, we were able to bring it to market in record speed and iKommunicate is now selling well as an established product – what a difference a year makes!
We see interesting opportunities in new marine sectors for us – smaller outboard powered vessels, dingy racing and then at the opposite scale in the super-yacht sector. We see portable solutions as a growth area and of course more consumer product integration as well as connectivity afloat. You’ll also see more products under the Digital Deep Sea brand for the professional, commercial and military markets. We’re also keen to compete aggressively on price – in particular, on entry level products where you’ll see attractive new price points.
METS will show you the flavour of our upcoming product offerings for 2017. We’re expanding our AIS product range with the introduction of Nomad – a portable Class B AIS transponder designed to appeal to charter and boat rental users, delivery skippers, professional users and also boat owners who don’t want the expense and complexity of a dedicated installation.
WindSense is a new wireless wind system which will form part of an expanding range of sensors we offer including hi-performance GPS and compass units.
Plus lots of development of the iKommunicate platform – we’re already able to use low cost Kindles as a marine instrument, iKommunicate as a document server for handbooks and you’ll see some amazing engine monitoring and fuel economy apps.
We all look forward to seeing you at METS 2016 – Hall 1:434
the Digital Yacht team
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