March 4, 2021

Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Act to Comply with ICNIRP Guidelines on EMF Exposure

If you have a Ship’s Radio Licence then you may have received an email from Ofcom recently regarding new compliance rules on EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure.  The International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) aims to protect people and the environment against adverse effects of non-ionizing radiation – that includes signals from […]
March 3, 2021

Search & Rescue Helicopters With AIS Transponder

Most of the latest search and rescue (SAR) helicopters are now equipped with an AIS transponder and our NavLINK iOS app presents them beautifully as a miniature helicopter icon, overlaid onto the detailed UKHO charting The screen shot below shows a live image from the solent in February 2021.  At […]
February 25, 2021
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AIS Transponder on heavy lifting barge

Another interesting application for Digital Yacht AIS systems is for tracking, identifying and locating heavy lifting barges.  These floating platforms are towed into place with tugs but then often stay at anchor as an independent platform. There’s no requirement for them to be equipped with a Class A AIS like […]
February 23, 2021

Signal K + OpenCPN + Digital Yacht

The following article explains how to use Signal K on a Windows PC to interface Digital Yacht’s iKonvert (wired) or NavLink2 (wireless) NMEA 2000 gateways to the popular OpenCPN navigation software. Both gateways are NMEA 2000 certified, galvanically isolated and support full Signal K functionality. Until recently, Signal K had […]
March 10, 2021

Digital Yacht & TimeZero PC Navigation Solutions

TimeZero (formally MaxSea) PC navigation software brings sophisticated navigation to reality with radar and AIS/MARPA integration, multiple chart formats and even cloud based syncing of user data to the TZ iBoat iPad app for the ultimate integrated system. Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are […]
February 17, 2021

iKonvert AIS Converter

iKonvert is our universal AIS converter.  It can take NMEA 2000 data and convert to NMEA 0183 and vica versa.  To make installation as flexible and easy as possible, it has a simple internal DIP switch array which can “program” the device for a variety of different conversion scenarios. Even […]
February 9, 2021

Digital Update February 2021 Now Available for Download

The latest edition of Digital Yacht newsletter is now available for download from HERE or click on the image below. In this month’s edition we take a look at new firmware now available for our NavLink NMEA 2000 to wifi gateway. We also create a powerful new charting and radar […]
February 3, 2021
NMEA 2000 Troubleshooting & Diagnostic with NavDoctor

NMEA 2000 Troubleshooting, Diagnostics & Monitoring – Easy with NAVDoctor

NMEA 2000 has become the defacto standard for marine electronic interfacing on board boats.  Based on CanBus technology, it’s robust and relies on a backbone with spurred connections to each individual device.  In theory, it makes interfacing between brands, for instance a Raymarine plotter connected to a Digital Yacht AIS […]