May 7, 2015
Illuminated Silent Switch for AIS Transponder

Illuminated Silent Switch for AIS Transponder

With more and more AIS Transponders being installed on pleasure boats, fitting and using a “Silent Switch” is definitely recommended and we should all do our bit to reduce chart plotter clutter by following the etiquette of only transmitting your position when crossing shipping lanes or in bad weather. When […]
May 1, 2015

Digital Yacht’s SmarterTrack Express offers laptop navigation with Navionic’s charting and DualNav positioning

SmarterTrack Express is a new navigation package designed to turn a Windows notebook into a full function electronic charting system for marine navigation.  It ships with a high performance DualNav (GPS & GLONASS) positioning sensor which is self powered from the PC’s USB port.  Install the software and the notebook […]
April 29, 2015
Wi-Fi Congestion

Wi-Fi Congestion

The range of 2.4GHz frequencies reserved for Wi-Fi is fairly limited and with so many Wi-Fi devices and networks these days, it is not unusual for wireless networks in the same location to share the same frequencies and this results in lower connection speeds and even connection drop outs in […]
April 24, 2015

RJ45 Ethernet Connections

  With more and more marine electronics using Ethernet networking onboard boats, being able to assemble RJ45 Connectors is a useful skill to have. This week we were aboard a 50ft yacht on the Hamble that was having problems accessing our WL510 long range Wi-Fi adaptor. The WL510 was connected […]
April 16, 2015

Digital Yacht Sonar Server plus Navionic’s App Allows Real Time Bathymetry

Want better charts, then go boating – that’s the new slogan from Navionics for their new Sonar Chart Live functionality which is built into the latest version of their popular iOS and Android Boating app.  And this exciting new innovation really is a game changer in marine navigation. Sonar Server […]
April 15, 2015
Raymarine a, c and e Series Plotters with AIS over NMEA2000

Raymarine a, c and e Series Plotters with AIS over NMEA2000

This week we have been helping one of our dealers; Marine Electronic Installations (MEI) in Portsmouth, to find a solution to an interesting NMEA2000 problem with the latest range of Raymarine a, c and e Series Multi-Function Displays. Most of these MFDs feature an internal GPS, a SeaTalkNG (NMEA2000) interface […]
April 14, 2015
No GPS on Transponder due to loose FME connector

No GPS on Transponder due to loose FME connector

Our AIT2000 and AIT3000 Class B transponders are supplied with a GPS antenna that has a 10m cable terminated in an FME connector (right hand connector in the above image). These connectors are very slim, not much larger than the coax cable and are much easier to route through the […]
April 13, 2015

Display Solution For Digital Yacht PCs On Board

Here’s a great 3rd party accessory for Digital Yacht on board PCs – AG Neovo displays and monitors.  The X SERIES is available in 15-24″ and makes a perfect chart table or below deck monitor for a fraction of the cost of  a dedicated marine display.  Most importantly, these displays […]