March 27, 2014

ISAF Offshore Special Regs now mandate an AIS Splitter

An important change to AIS installations has now come in to effect for Mono and Multi-Hull Category 0, 1 and 2 offshore racing yachts. The new 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (click here to download), that became effective as of 1st January 2014, include an important note […]
March 25, 2014
Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter

Class B Transponder – Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter ?

One of the most common questions we are asked by customers wanting to purchase an AIS Class B Transponder like our AIT2000, is what VHF antenna should they use ? The AIS system, uses two special “Data Only” channels of the VHF frequency range to transmit and receive its packets […]
March 20, 2014

Sharing a WL60/Wi-Connect Long Range Internet Connection

  Our WL60 and Wi-Connect Long Range Wifi Adaptors are popular because of their simple “plug and play” USB connection, easy installation and entry level price. However, normally they are limited to just providing a single PC with the long range Wi-Fi connection to the hotspot. Many people, particularly on a […]
March 19, 2014

Digital Yacht launch GPS150 USB DualNav GPS/GLONASS sensor for PCs and MACs

PC and MAC users of electronic chart and navigation programs can now benefit from DualNav technology thanks to the GPS150 plug 'n' play USB high definition GPS and GLONASS positioning sensor
March 18, 2014
AIS Receiver to an Android

Connecting an AIS Receiver to an Android Tablet with Boat Beacon

Today we finished a series of successful tests, connecting our AIS receivers to a Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. This was made possible by a new version of Boat Beacon the popular AIS App for Apple and Android devices, which should soon be available (as a free update) on the […]
March 17, 2014

NavLink Ireland App – Happy St Patrick’s Day

Just a reminder that our lovely new charting and navigation app called NavLink UK for the iPhone and iPad includes detailed charts covering Ireland.  You buy it direct from the app store and it includes detailed charts of the whole of the UK and Ireland.  Features real time navigation capability, […]
March 15, 2014

Video showing how to get Internet in a Caravan

  A version of our popular WL60 long range Wi-Fi adaptor is also sold by our UK distributor C.A.Clase to caravan and motorhome owners. With its easy to mount suction cups, 5m USB cable and relatively small dimensions/weight it is a great tool for getting a long range Wi-Fi connection, […]
March 14, 2014
Replacing a defective GPS antenna

Replacing a defective GPS antenna

  Unfortunately, for boat owners the “Joys of Spring” are often tempered with discoveries of equipment failure as you power up your electronics for the first time, after a winter layup. It is usually the sensors and aerials that suffer the most, as they are permanently located outside in a […]