AIS is great for general navigation, identifying other vessels, collision avoidance etc. Here are some ideas to take AIS to the next level on a superyacht installation – ideas from a Class A AIS transponder for the main vessel to Class B/B+ systems for tender tracking, personal SARTs for crew […]
This video will show you how to install our AIT5000 Class B+ AIS Transponder for NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 based systems. To configure the AIT5000, you can read this article which explain how to configure the AIT5000 with its built-in web interface.
iAISTX is our great value Class B AIS transponder (send and receive AIS data) with a wireless interface for use with iPads, smart phones and tablets running the marine charting apps. Providing a wireless feed of AIS targets and GPS data to the app turns the mobile device into a […]
Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are the perfect hardware partner for TimeZero/MaxSea navigation software plus we now offer radar integration with the latest Furuno DRS4D NXT digital doppler radar. The DRS4D-NXT is the first radome radar in the World to use doppler technology allowing easy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]