March 5, 2015

AIS100 – Entry level AIS made easy…

At Digital Yacht, we’ve an AIS for just about every application but sometimes we forget to talk about our most simple AIS solution – the AIS100 receiver designed to interconnect with just about any AIS compatible plotter via a simple two wire NMEA 0183 interface.   Connect to a VHF […]
February 23, 2015
VHF Antenna Options for AIS

VHF Antenna Options for AIS

One of the most common questions we are asked by our AIS customers, is “what antenna should I use for my AIS ?”, so we thought we would post a short article to provide an answer. Basically there are two options; fit a second dedicated VHF antenna a suitable distance […]
February 12, 2015

Connecting our new AISnode receiver to a Simrad Network

  Our new AISnode receiver for NMEA2000 networks will work with any AIS compatible chart plotter connected to an NMEA2000 network. In a previous post we showed how the AISnode could connect to a Raymarine network and in this post we are focusing on Simrad NMEA2000 networks. Simrad adopted their […]
February 10, 2015

Connecting our new AISnode receiver to a Garmin Network

Our new AISnode receiver for NMEA2000 networks will work with any AIS compatible chart plotter connected to an NMEA2000 network. In a previous post we showed how the AISnode could connect to a Raymarine network and in this post we are focusing on Garmin NMEA2000 networks. Garmin adopted the standard […]
February 9, 2015

Full User Manual now available for new transponders

With the recent release of our new AIT1500 and AIT3000 Class B Transponders, we now have three Class B Transponder models in our 2015 product range. Traditionally, we supply our Class B transponders with a printed Quick Start Guide that provides basic information on installation and operation and for many […]
February 4, 2015

New AISnode is the perfect NMEA2000 AIS Receiver

Digital Yacht’s new AISnode is the perfect low cost AIS Receiver for the latest generation of small chart plotters that just have an NMEA2000 interface. The diagram above shows how our AISnode would connect to Raymarine’s popular entry level A65 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the first of this new breed of […]
February 2, 2015

Superyacht Applications from Digital Yacht – A Guide For Installers

Digital Yacht products integrate easily into superyacht systems.  This new guide for installers and dealers shows some typical systems ranging from AIS tender tracking thorough to iPad navigation, marine PCs and on board NMEA networking – all great, value adding solutions.  Come and see these latest systems at the Miami Boat […]
January 26, 2015

New AIS Man Over Board Device from Ocean Signal

At this year’s London Boat Show we were interested to see a brand new AIS Man Over board device from UK manufacturer Ocean Signal. The MOB1 is Ocean Signal’s first AIS MOB device, but its specifications, small size and unique integrated DSC function (triggers a DSC Alarm on the boat’s […]