May 1, 2020

Integrating an AIT2500 transponder with an Icom M506 VHF Radio

Digital Yacht Solutions – Overview The AIT2500 is Digital Yacht’s latest SOTDMA 5W Class B+ AIS transponder. It can integrate with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 systems. The Icom M506 is an AIS ready VHF which is normally supplied with an internal AIS receiver. Many boaters want AIS transmission capability […]
March 22, 2018

AIS SARTS – A Quick Refresh

An AIS SART (Search And Rescue Transmitter) is a homing beacon designed for use in an emergency. When activated an AIS SART transmits its GPS position using AIS in a special SART message. This message is recognised by the AIS display systems on other vessels (and potentially on shore) as […]
January 26, 2015

New AIS Man Over Board Device from Ocean Signal

At this year’s London Boat Show we were interested to see a brand new AIS Man Over board device from UK manufacturer Ocean Signal. The MOB1 is Ocean Signal’s first AIS MOB device, but its specifications, small size and unique integrated DSC function (triggers a DSC Alarm on the boat’s […]
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 4, 2012

Digital Yacht’s AIS Life Guard Could Save A Life

UK manufacturer, Digital Yacht, will launch the world’s first dedicated AIS man overboard alarm system. Sailing is generally a fun past time, but a man over board situation is one that every captain fears.   Digital Yacht has launched a potentially life-saving product called AIS Life Guard.  Each crew member needs […]