July 4, 2017

Digital Yacht launch Code Afloat Competition

Budding programmer or have a great idea for a new boating app?  Then this could be for you…. Digital Yacht’s new Code Afloat challenge is a competition for innovative code writers that seeks to encourage and recognise ideas and applications that ‘change the game’ in the field of marine navigation, […]
April 28, 2017
iKommunicate gets a facelift

iKommunicate gets a facelift

Normally web servers are powerful rack-mounted LINUX or Windows PCs running a full, Apache “LAMPs” software stack, where processor speed, memory and disk space are plentiful. Creating a web server on an embedded hardware device like iKommunicate is a bit more challenging and although our first attempt has done us […]
March 20, 2017
Smart Transducers

iKommunicate and the Smart Transducers

Recently we have seen a trend in customers asking about using smart transducers with our iKommunicate, rather than installing the more traditional; Log, Depth, Wind and navigation instruments. If you are re-fitting an older boat or doing an install on a new boat, then it is worth considering the cost […]
March 3, 2017

New iKommunicate SD Card Image V1.63

Every iKommunicate has an 8GB micro SD Card on which we pre-load some Signal K web apps. They are stored in the “Hosted” folder and can easily be replaced with your own favourite web apps as they become available. There are three “hosted” apps on the current SD Card image; […]
February 25, 2017

iKommunicate Getting Around !

Well the 2017 boat show season is in full swing and our iKommunicate gateway is getting lots of attention wherever it goes. The picture above was taken last week at the NauticSud 2017 show in Naples (Italy) where Raffaele Montella was exhibiting his FairWind Multi-Function Display system. This really interesting […]
September 28, 2016

Read anything good lately ?

Some books you just cannot put down and we are hoping that our new Signal K App for the Kindle will have the same effect. With their perfect sunlight readability, low price and extremely large user base, we thought an Amazon Kindle would make a great low power instrument display […]
September 20, 2016

Yacht Racing with Signal K

It was great to meet JC and Ric from RaceGeek yesterday at the Southampton Boat Show. Tucked away on stand J328, behind the Furuno Stand, this was their first time at Southampton and they were showing off their brand new D10 Mast display for racing yachts. What makes this new […]
September 7, 2016

What a Difference a Year Makes

This morning we released a new firmware update and SD Card image for our successful iKommunicate product. One of the improvements in this update was NMEA2000 optimisation to pass the Certification Testing that all NMEA2000 certified products need to complete. We really wanted to have iKommunicate certified in time for […]