September 10, 2014

AIT3000 Nucleus AIS Transponder transponder debuts at Southampton Boatshow

Wow! New AIT3000 Nucleus Class B AIS transponder with built in antenna splitter and WiFi interface Class B AIS transponders have made a remarkable impact on small craft navigation but many potential users or installers are put off by the requirement for yet another VHF antenna. The new AIT3000 “Nucleus” Class […]
September 3, 2014
The Non-Idiot's Guide to AIS

The Non-Idiot’s Guide to AIS

We had an enquiry today from a US Dealer about why some chart plotters do not display all of the 26 different AIS Messages that are transmitted by Ships, AtoNs, AIS MOB systems and other AIS equipment. This is quite a complex issue as there are three variables at play…. […]
August 30, 2014

European Space Agency and the International Space Station have AIS on board

Since 2010, the International Space Station has been equipped with a space-based AIS System receiver that allows it to track ships at sea from space. Since then, the system aboard the ISS has been receiving as many as 400,000 ship’s position reports from more than 22,000 different ships every day. This video […]
August 4, 2014

New SmarterTrack Lite V1.04

Today we have released an update to our popular, free SmarterTrack LITE software. Version 1.04 has improved cursor Lat/Lon display in the Status Bar at the bottom of the screen and support for the AIS transponder VDO message which allows SmarterTrack LITE to take the boat’s position from the AIS […]
August 4, 2014

Interesting AIS Applications – Tender Tracking

Most yachts above 50ft are now equipped with either a Class A or Class B AIS transponder.  Any superyacht carrying more than 12 passengers or over 300GRT is mandated to carry a Class A transponder like our CLA1000 – details here But how about the yacht’s tenders or jetskis? Adding […]
July 16, 2014

GV30 Combo GPS-VHF Antenna – The Perfect Class B AIS Transponder Antenna Solution

Many users are put off installing a Class B AIS transponder because of the requirement for additional antennas on their space strapped pushpit rail or radar arch. A Class B AIS transponder must have its own internal (built in)  dedicated GPS receiver so this requires a dedicated antenna.  It also […]
June 21, 2014

AIS Sales In the UK – A job well done by AIS Companies

The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of […]
June 17, 2014

AISView Android App launches on the PlayStore

With over 1.5m Android devices activated daily, it’s the world’s leading mobile platform but, up until now, supported remarkably few marine navigation apps.  Digital Yacht have just changed that with the introduction of AISView – an AIS viewing application for Android tablets and phones. AISView is designed to wirelessly connect […]