September 20, 2012

New Firmware Update for AIT2000 + CLB2000

Today we have just finished testing and approving a new software update for our popular AIT2000 and CLB2000 Class B Transponders. This is the first update for these products and includes a number of small tweaks to the Alarms, to stop the occasional false alarm that one or two customers have reported. […]
September 11, 2012

Class B Static Data on NMEA2000

Occasionally technological progress can create unforeseen incompatibilities and unfortunately this has recently proved to be the case with some NMEA2000 chart plotters displaying AIS data.  A recent “name and shame” article on Panbo, the leading Marine Electronics Blog, highlighted a very important issue with some popular chart plotters from major manufacturers […]
July 10, 2012

AIT2000 is finally type approved in Italy!

July 5, 2012

Fault Finding an AIT2000 Transponder

You can also download this Tech Note (00036) from the Support Area of our Website. Once an AIT2000 has been installed and operating correctly for some time, the most common causes of failure are the external connections i.e. Power, VHF antenna and GPS Antenna. The first step is to test […]
June 6, 2012

AIS TRANSPONDERS – Do I need another GPS antenna?

We’re asked this all the time…   Unfortunately, the regulations surrounding AIS do not permit feeding an AIS transponder with an alternative GPS source from, for instance, a NMEA output from a chart plotter.  All Class B transponders must have their own internal GPS and they will validate its accuracy […]
May 29, 2012

SC500 Chart Plotter Software Update Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgtQ1ZjytmU&feature=plcp

Find out about the latest software upgrade that is available here.

May 28, 2012

SC500 Plotter Display Adds Colour to Our AIT2000

Ours SC500 plotter has had a software make over to really improve the way AIS targets are displayed and allow easier navigation.  The new software works with both models – the SC500 which is designed to connect to an existing AIS receiver or transponder and the SC500A which incorporates an […]
May 25, 2012

NMEA-USB Adaptor

If you want a quick and easy way to get NMEA into your PC or MAC, the our USB-NMEA adaptor (ZDIGUSBNMEA) is the perfect choice.  It works with 4800 and 38400 baud data so is AIS compatible too and we even include a software CD which includes drivers and some […]