April 3, 2014
CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

One of the best features of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is the ability on some chart plotters or navigation software to set alarms that warn you if and when you will get too close to another vessel. These collision avoidance alarms are a godsend and can save you so […]
March 31, 2014

The Best Online Reference Source for Marine Charts

I know that the Navionics WebApp has been out for a while, but I have finally got round to bookmarking this incredibly useful resource. Whether you are planning a trip, want to check out new places to visit, refresh your memory of a difficult approach or like me just like […]
March 31, 2014

How to find out what Motherboard your PC has

Digital Yacht have been developing and selling marine PCs for over 10 years now and in that time we have used many different makes and models of PC Motherboard – the main circuit board inside a PC. When a customer contacts us about their Digital Yacht Marine PC, the most […]
March 28, 2014
Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Using our Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Our Wireless NMEA products (WLN10, NavLink, PilotLink, AIT3000 and iAIS) are proving really popular and for customers that have a suitable App or Navigation Software that can read the TCP/UDP network data, then interfacing to them is easy. Today I was contacted by a customer that had quite old navigation […]
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