March 22, 2013

Wireless NMEA on steroids !

When Graham Sunderland (professional navigator and author of Winning Tides) contacted us about configuring our WLN10 Wireless NMEA server to work at a baud rate of 115200, three times the normal high speed NMEA0183 data rate, we were slightly taken back. It turns out that Graham wanted to connect his […]
March 18, 2013

SailTimer App now supports Digital Yacht WLN10

The problem with chart plotters on yachts, is that they tell you where the next waypoint is but unless the wind is in your favour, you may not be able to sail directly to it. This is where the SailTimer app comes in to its own. Using a series of […]
March 8, 2013

Wiring details for Wireless Class B Transponder

A customer asked us for a wiring diagram to show how one of our AIT2000 Class B Transponders connects to our WLN10HS to create a wireless AIS transponder solution. We were happy to oblige and thought that it would be good to publish this diagram online, as this AIT2000+WLN10HS combo […]
March 6, 2013

Reports of Strange Wi-Fi behaviour with iOS V6.0

  We have recently noticed a number of iPhone/iPad customers reporting connection issues with our iAIS and WLN10 products. Fault symptoms have been; unable to connect to the wireless network, TCP connection time out and connection stability problems. A quick search on-line found evidence that other Apple users had found […]
March 6, 2013

Using Fusion 700 Series with iNavConnect

Recently a customer of ours asked us how to connect their new Fusion 700 Series entertainment system to our iNavConnect wireless router. Our first question was “Why do you want to do that ?” but then it became clear that the Fusion 700 Series is quite a sophisticated system. Using […]
March 5, 2013

Transas iSailor App for iPads/iPhones now Digital Yacht compatible

Until now, customers wanting to use their iPads/iPhones as a chart plotter with wireless AIS data reception, were pretty much limited to the popular iNavX app. Now Transas the leading supplier of electronic charts and ECDIS software to the commercial market, have updated their iSailor app to support the display […]
March 5, 2013

All Digital Yacht Wireless Products are Windows 8 Compatible

  We have recently received a few calls from existing customers who have updated to Windows 8 and are now having trouble getting their Digital Yacht wireless products to install. The good news is that our own testing has found that all of our USB Wireless products; WL50, WL60, WL400, […]
February 27, 2013

Aqua PCs now shipping with Windows 8

  With a smart new user interface, faster performance and all of the latest features of a modern operating system, we have made Windows 8 (64bit Home Premium) the standard installation on all of our Aqua 200 range of marine PCs. We were a little skeptical at first of whether Windows 8 was worth […]