April 24, 2015

RJ45 Ethernet Connections

  With more and more marine electronics using Ethernet networking onboard boats, being able to assemble RJ45 Connectors is a useful skill to have. This week we were aboard a 50ft yacht on the Hamble that was having problems accessing our WL510 long range Wi-Fi adaptor. The WL510 was connected […]
January 31, 2015

Next steps to a truly connected boat

Here’s a bit of weekend thinking for you… Reliable high speed and low cost internet access will transform maritime navigation with the ability to download charts and updates, share data with other users and supplement charting information with weather overlays.  However, internet access from the high seas or even just […]
December 9, 2014
Digital Yacht Tech Training - A great resource

Digital Yacht Tech Training – A great resource

We’ve decided to publish our dealer training presentations on line so that the whole boating community can benefit.  Paul Sumpner, Digital Yacht’s CTO, was at the CA Clase distributor training event this week and presented a great overview on some of our core technologies including: AIS – Hints and tips […]
September 26, 2014
What's in a Name ? - Good and Bad SSIDs

What’s in a Name ? – Good and Bad SSIDs

We have noticed that quite a few of our WL450 and WL510 customers are using their long range Wi-Fi installation to connect to a “personal hotspot” or “tethered phone” depending upon whether they are an Apple or Android user. If you have a good or unlimited data plan on your […]
September 8, 2014
internet on narrow boat

WL60 the Ideal Wi-Fi Solution for Narrow Boats

Our WL60 has always been a popular long range Wi-Fi adaptor for Yachts, but now it is also finding its way on to Inland Waterways and particularly on narrow boats, where having an external Wi-Fi antenna outside of the steel “Faraday cage” hull significantly increases the Wi-Fi range of your […]
July 30, 2014

WL510 wins Best on Test in this months PBO review

Leading UK magazine PBO carried out a test on wifi access systems in this months issue.  It’s a comprehensive test and our WL510 was awarded “Best on Test” as it outperformed all other systems. Our WL510 is a two part hi power wifi access system comprising high gain external antenna […]
April 23, 2014

The Challenge of the "e-Enabled" Boat

Our CTO Paul Sumpner was recently asked to write an article for the Marine Electronics Journal, a trade magazine for all NMEA Dealers, on the challenges faced by those of us who want to stay connected whilst on our boat. The article has now been published and can be found […]