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 […]
February 28, 2020

How to configure an AIS transponder with the web interface

In order to facilitate the use and configuration of our AIS transponders, our new AIS transponders now have a built-in web interface. This is the case for the iAISTX, iAISTX Plus and AIT5000 (since March 2020). These devices create a WiFi network on board and configure themselves by connecting to […]
February 27, 2020
Tech Training From Digital Yacht

New Tech Training From Digital Yacht

UK Distributor SM Group hosted a dealer day in Southampton today and Digital Yacht were pleased to show our latest products and update our customers on new technology. Here’s a copy of our latest dealer technical training presentation which covers: First look at our latest iAIS TX wireless transponder How […]
June 12, 2019
Software & app to configure an AIS transponder

How to Configure an AIS Transponder

  This article explains how to configure an AIS transponder, either using our proAIS2 software for PC/MAC or with a free Android app called AISConfig. 1- proAIS2 (available on PC & Mac) The proAIS2 software is included on the CD-ROM-rom supplied with all of our AIS transponders. If you do not […]
August 23, 2018

VSWR Explained

AIS Transponders are generally very reliable pieces of kit that can work for many years, transmitting your position and receiving the positions of AIS equipped vessels within VHF range of your boat. There are basically three things that an AIS Transponder needs in order to work correctly and an easy […]
June 20, 2018
How to insert a SIM card into the 4G Connect

How to insert a SIM card into 4G Connect

Here’s a quick video showing how to insert a SIM card into the 4G Connect. It also shows how to view the software to check the SIM is registered with the network
December 15, 2017

Diagnosing USB Problems

Although many of our latest products are moving to Wireless/Ethernet connectivity (AIT3000, Nomad, iKommunicate, etc.), removing the problems of USB drivers, we still sell a lot of products with USB interfaces. Unfortunately, USB drivers still account for a larger number of tech support calls than we would like, so we […]
August 2, 2017
measuring voltage on NMEA0183

Are you Positive about that Negative ?

A customer recently contacted us asking why he was measuring a negative voltage on his NMEA0183 Output and suggesting that his AIS had a fault. He confirmed that he had his multi-meter’s Red lead on the Output+ and the Black lead on the Output-, so how on earth could it […]