May 9, 2014

Connecting our AIS units to Simrad/B&G/Lowrance Chart Plotters

Last week we visited Navico UK and carried out some tests of our AIS units connected to the latest Navico chart plotters. Navico are the largest marine electronics manufacturer whose product brands include; Simrad, B&G and Lowrance produce some of the most popular chart plotters and multi-function displays (MFDs) on the […]
May 8, 2014

Why the AIT2000 is your best choice for an AIS Class B Transponder

The AIT2000 Class B Transponder – Best in Class! We would all like to claim we make the best products with the best performance and features (and of course we do!) but with a highly regulated product like a Class B AIS transponder, all manufacturer’s have to meet a strict […]
May 6, 2014

NAVLINK UK iPHONE and iPAD NAVIGATION APP UPDATED

Now with French, Dutch and German charts available as low cost in app purchase Back in January we released  our low cost NavLink UK charting and navigation app which features real time navigation and full integration with our wireless range of interfaces for GPS and AIS data connectivity – the […]
April 14, 2014
Mounting a VHF, AIS, GPS or Wi-Fi Antenna

Mounting a VHF, AIS, GPS or Wi-Fi Antenna

With so many different antennas on boats these days (VHF, GPS, AIS, TV, Wi-Fi, NavTex, etc.), knowing the best way to mount and install them can be quite bewildering. The good news is that many marine antenna manufacturers have standardised on the 1″ x 14 TPI thread mount (one inch […]
April 8, 2014
Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Our AIT2000 transponder comes complete with a useful USB connection that allows you to quickly and easily configure the unit using our proAIS2 software. Once configured, there is no need to use the proAIS2 software again, other than perhaps to check the AIT2000 at the beginning of the season to […]
April 3, 2014
CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

One of the best features of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is the ability on some chart plotters or navigation software to set alarms. These are able to warn you if and when you will get too close to another vessel. These collision avoidance alarms are a godsend. They can […]
March 27, 2014

ISAF Offshore Special Regs now mandate an AIS Splitter

An important change to AIS installations has now come in to effect for Mono and Multi-Hull Category 0, 1 and 2 offshore racing yachts. The new 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (click here to download), that became effective as of 1st January 2014, include an important note […]
March 25, 2014
Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter

Class B Transponder – Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter ?

One of the most common questions we are asked by customers wanting to purchase an AIS Class B Transponder like our AIT2000, is what VHF antenna should they use ?. Do you choose a dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter, this article will cover just that. The AIS system, uses two […]