October 6, 2014

AquaMedia – Let Digital Yacht Entertain You Afloat!

This week we launch AquaMedia in the US – our solution for easy, on-board digital entertainment.  Solid and small (about the size of a small bag of sugar – and packed with the same e-calories!) , it’s super fast, simple and becomes the gateway for digital media afloat.  Here’s a sneak […]
October 3, 2014
Getting Maximum VHF/AIS Reception

Getting Maximum VHF/AIS Reception

We are often asked about the best antenna to use with our AISNet Base Station Receiver, which is used by many customers to send AIS data to online AIS websites like Marine Traffic, Pinkfroot, AIS Live, Boat Beacon, Shipfinder, etc. We usually suggest a good quality, AIS tuned antenna, with […]
September 26, 2014
What's in a Name ? - Good and Bad SSIDs

What’s in a Name ? – Good and Bad SSIDs

We have noticed that quite a few of our WL450 and WL510 customers are using their long range Wi-Fi installation to connect to a “personal hotspot” or “tethered phone” depending upon whether they are an Apple or Android user. If you have a good or unlimited data plan on your […]
September 24, 2014

Digital Update Now Out

Our latest edition of Digital Update has just been published.  Download from HERE to keep abreast of the latest developments from Digital Yacht including new product launches at IBEX and the NMEA convention.  Plus a sneak peek at AquaMedia – our new on board entertainment server…
September 22, 2014

AquaWear – Enabling Next Generation Wearable Navigation

With over 600m iPhones, 200m iPads, 1.5 billion Android devices and over 1.5m Android device activations daily, the smartphone market is truly huge and fully penetrates into the boating sector.  Its growing so fast that by the time you read this, the figures will be out of date! A smartphone makes […]
September 10, 2014

AIT3000 Nucleus AIS Transponder transponder debuts at Southampton Boatshow

Wow! New AIT3000 Nucleus Class B AIS transponder with built in antenna splitter and WiFi interface Class B AIS transponders have made a remarkable impact on small craft navigation but many potential users or installers are put off by the requirement for yet another VHF antenna. The new AIT3000 “Nucleus” Class […]
September 8, 2014

WL60 the Ideal Wi-Fi Solution for Narrow Boats

  Our WL60 has always been a popular long range Wi-Fi adaptor for Yachts, but now it is also finding its way on to Inland Waterways and particularly on narrow boats, where having an external Wi-Fi antenna outside of the steel “Faraday cage” hull significantly increases the Wi-Fi range of […]
September 3, 2014
The Non-Idiot's Guide to AIS

The Non-Idiot’s Guide to AIS

We had an enquiry today from a US Dealer about why some chart plotters do not display all of the 26 different AIS Messages that are transmitted by Ships, AtoNs, AIS MOB systems and other AIS equipment. This is quite a complex issue as there are three variables at play…. […]