March 18, 2013

SailTimer App now supports Digital Yacht WLN10

The problem with chart plotters on yachts, is that they tell you where the next waypoint is but unless the wind is in your favour, you may not be able to sail directly to it. This is where the SailTimer app comes in to its own. Using a series of […]
March 6, 2013

Reports of Strange Wi-Fi behaviour with iOS V6.0

  We have recently noticed a number of iPhone/iPad customers reporting connection issues with our iAIS and WLN10 products. Fault symptoms have been; unable to connect to the wireless network, TCP connection time out and connection stability problems. A quick search on-line found evidence that other Apple users had found […]
March 5, 2013

Transas iSailor App for iPads/iPhones now Digital Yacht compatible

Until now, customers wanting to use their iPads/iPhones as a chart plotter with wireless AIS data reception, were pretty much limited to the popular iNavX app. Now Transas the leading supplier of electronic charts and ECDIS software to the commercial market, have updated their iSailor app to support the display […]
February 25, 2013

Digital Yacht Wireless NMEA Products now Android Compatible

  Since the beginning of 2013, we have been shipping our iAIS, WLN10 and NavLink products with new Access Point enabled firmware. Previously our wireless NMEA products operated in “Ad-Hoc” (also known as “Peer to Peer”) networking mode and this was fine for Apple and Windows products but did not […]
January 30, 2013

Wireless OpenCPN

  We were recently contacted by a Korean Sea Captain who wanted to know why he could not get his iAIS to work with OpenCPN on his laptop. At first we assumed he was connecting through USB but then we found out that OpenCPN has recently introduced a completely new […]
January 23, 2013

WLN10 and iRegatta Performance Sailing package for iPad

A customer contacted me today who was having problems getting his B&G Instrument data in to the iRegatta app on his iPad, via one of our WLN10 wireless to NMEA servers. After a bit of discussion it was clear that the B&G and WLN10 were wired together correctly (Yellow DATA […]
January 22, 2013

Getting NMEA data to an iPad or iPhone

Although Digital Yacht have had wireless products for getting data to iPads and iPhones for a while now, it is clear (from the many questions at recent boat shows), that customers are still not sure of exactly what is possible and what they need, to turn their iPad/iPhone in to […]
December 4, 2012

Combining Wireless Networks on a Boat

With more and more wireless devices going on to boats, it will not be too long before your average medium sized pleasure boat has at least two or more wireless networks. One for the Internet, another for the Sat Phone, perhaps another in the new Multi-Function Display chart plotter, the […]