Wireless AIS Configuration App for Android

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Our proAIS2 software for configuring and checking our latest generation of AIS transponders is a useful tool, but only being Windows and Mac compatible, it does have its limitations.

With this in mind, we have developed an Android App that allows you to do pretty much everything that proAIS2 does, but wirelessly from your Android Smart Phone or Tablet. AISConfig is a free app, available on the Google Play Store, that works with our AIT1500 (NMEA0183 version), AIT2000 and AIT3000.

Being wireless, you will need a WLN10HS or AIS WiFi Server if using our AIT1500 or AIT2000, but this is a popular combination, so there should be many customers out there that will benefit from this new App and of course our “top of the range” AIT3000 has WiFi built-in so AISConfig is the perfect app for it.

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Using AISConfig you can do all of the initial configuration, including programming of the MMSI number and then once setup, you can use AISConfig to monitor the status of the transponder, repeat the LED status (useful if the transponder is behind a panel) and to turn OFF/ON the Silent Mode, avoiding the need for a physical switch.

If AISConfig proves popular, then we will certainly consider producing an Apple iOS version, but for now AISConfig is only available for Android.

How to Connect our WL70+iKConnect to a Marina Hotspot

Our WL70 long range Wi-Fi Antenna and iKConnect mini wireless router are a great combination for cost effective long range Wi-Fi connection on a boat. We have tried to make the process of connecting to a marina hotspot as simple as possible but if you are not doing this every day, then it is easy to forget the steps involved.

With this in mind, we have created a new “How to Video Guide” that gives you a step by step guide on connecting to the two different types of wireless Hotspot that you will encounter, using the web interface of the iKConnect.

This video is also applicable for our other popular combo; the smaller WL60 long range Wi-Fi adaptor and iKConnect, when used in caravan or RV sites.

New WindSense App for Android

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Our new WindSense wireless wind system can work with many existing apps like the popular NMEARemote, Imray InstrumentsSailTimer, etc. but most of these are for Apple iOS devices, so we decided to develop and release a simple Wind display app for Android.

Our free WindSense App is now available on the Google Play Store and will give all WindSense owners an app that they can use straight away to calibrate and display the Wind data from our WND100 wind transducer.

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For more information on our WindSense wireless wind system click here.

New “How to” Video for proAIS2

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Earlier this week, a customer asked us if we had a video that showed how to use our proAIS2 Configuration and Diagnostics Software that we supply with our latest Class B AIS Transponders. Rather embarrassingly we had to say that we did not, but we promised to create one and here it is.

Digital Yacht are not the only company that supply proAIS2 with transponders, but to our knowledge, we are the only company to produce a video showing how to configure and diagnose Class B transponders with it. So we hope that not only Digital Yacht users but owners of other brands will benefit from this video.

The video is hosted and can be found on YouTube, but you might prefer to watch this video and others,  on our Digital Yacht TV site…

http://www.digitalyacht.tv/how-to-use-proais2/

 

New! SPL1500 antenna splitter makes for an easy AIS install

Digital Yacht’s new SPL1500 AIS-VHF antenna splitter promises to make installing an AIS transponder easier – enabling the AIS to share the boat’s main VHF antenna. It uses Digital Yacht’s patented ZeroLoss technology for excellent performance. The existing VHF antenna is disconnected from the VHF and connected directly to the SPL1500. Patch leads are supplied for connecting the AIS transponder and VHF to the splitter so installation literally takes seconds.

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The SPL1500 is waterproof and aesthetically matches the Digital Yacht AIT1500 Class B transponder which has a built in GPS antenna allowing for a “no external antennas” solution on many vessels. This may be a great solution for center consoles, tenders and RIBs as well as smaller sail boats who don’t want extra antenna clutter on the stern rail. The SPL1500 will work with any Class B transponder as well as any AIS receive only equipment.

It’s available now and is priced at GBP £195 ex vat/USD $279.95

More details at www.digitalyachtamerica.com or telephone +44 1179 55 44 74 (US 978 277 1234)

You can see the SPL1500 at the Miami Boat Show, 16-20th Feb (booth C298) or at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, 25-28th May (booth 120)

Your Digital Yacht Team
@DigitalYacht

Digital Yacht 2017 Euro Product Guide

Our 2017 Euro Product Guide is now available to download from HERE or click on the image below.  There are many price reductions effective 3rd January 2017.

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We’ve new products including WindSense, a wireless wind system and also the DAME nominated iKommunicate NMEA gateway.  Q1 2017 will see the introduction of other exciting new products too.

A summary version of this new pricelist is available to download in Excel format from HERE

Digital Yacht 2017 UK Product Guide

Our 2017 UK Product Guide is now available for download.  Simply click HERE or on the image below

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New products for 2017 include WindSense, a wireless wind system and of course, iKommunicate, our next generation NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface and Signal K gateway.  We’ve also more new products coming in Q1 2017

There’s also a summary pricelist in excel format available for download HERE

US & EURO guides will be published shortly