May 25, 2012

NMEA-USB Adaptor

If you want a quick and easy way to get NMEA into your PC or MAC, the our USB-NMEA adaptor (ZDIGUSBNMEA) is the perfect choice.  It works with 4800 and 38400 baud data so is AIS compatible too and we even include a software CD which includes drivers and some […]
May 24, 2012

iAIS Four Star Winner in Dutch Press

In the April edition of WaterKampioen our iAIS was reviewed and received four stars out of five. It came as recommended by the Editorial team, which we’re really pleased about! If you didn’t see the edition and can’t get hold of it, you can read it here (as long as […]
May 23, 2012

Read about our new SPL2000 splitter in Sailing Today

In the July issue, our new splitter – the SPL2000, which has replaced the SPL250 has been featured. If you turn to page 22 you can read all about! It is available now. SPL2000 as featured in SailingToday
May 23, 2012

AIS BASE STATION

Monitoring vessel movements from the shore is useful not just for friends and family but also for security and planning apps – we even keep an eye on our  supplies coming via container ships!  To make fitting and setting up an AIS Base Station easy, we’ve developed AISNET – a […]
May 23, 2012

Class A AIS Package For Workboats and Other Commercial Vessels

Class A AIS transponders are frequently being installed on smaller vessels who want the security and performance of a Class A transponder.  Digital Deep Sea have created a Class A package which includes all the antennas and a heading sensor and pilot plug cable.  The HSC100 compass sensor is custom […]
May 14, 2012

AIS Man Over Board Systems

In 2010, the IMO approved the use of AIS SARTs as an alternative to the traditional Radar SARTS. An AIS SART consists of a GPS receiver and an AIS Transponder that when activated, quickly gets a position fix and then transmits a special combination of AIS Messages 1 and 14 that […]
May 12, 2012

Using Digital Yacht AIS units with OpenCPN

We get a lot of questions from users of OpenCPN, the popular Open Source navigation software, on how to get their AIS units and/or GPS units to work. The good news is that all Digital Yacht AIS units and USB to NMEA adaptors work with OpenCPN and we have now […]
May 10, 2012

Using a PC at Night – Screen Dimmer

For yachtsmen who have struggled to use a PC at the chart table on a night time passage, with the glare of the screen ruining your night vision, then this simple and free piece of software is what you need. Called Pango Bright, it allows additional dimming of the main and secondary […]