February 24, 2014
AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

  The AIS system works on two channels in the VHF frequency range and in order to receive or transmit AIS information it is necessary for the AIS unit to be connected to a VHF antenna. One option is to fit a VHF splitter such as our SPL2000, which allows […]
February 23, 2014

Adding our iAIS to a Garmin 4000-5000 system

  Earlier this week, we were giving some advice to a customer who wanted to add an AIS receiver to his Garmin 4008 chart plotter and at the same time go wireless and get GPS and AIS data to his iPad. The Garmin 4000 and 5000 series chart plotters were […]
February 21, 2014
Raymarine a, c and e Series Plotters with AIS over NMEA2000

Integrating our products with latest Raymarine a/c/e Series

With the latest Raymarine a/c/e Series multi-function displays (MFDs) now having built-in Wi-Fi adaptors, we are often asked how our wireless products can be used with them. My immediate response is to ask the customer what do they want or expect the system to do ? As we are seeing […]
February 20, 2014

New proAIS2 Version 1.4 for AIT2000

Today we have released a new version of our proAIS2 software that we supply with our AIT2000/CLB2000 Class B Transponder units for configuring the MMSI and Boat Data and for diagnostic checking of the units. With previous versions of proAIS2, on Windows Vista/7/8 PCs the User Access Control (UAC) feature […]
January 3, 2014

Really Useful Network Diagnostics Tool from Google

As part of their Chrome Web Browser development, Google have released a free Add-On App for Chrome that tests your Internet Connection. It is really fast/simple to run and yet the tests the App does are very complete and particularly useful if you are connected to a Marina’s Wireless HotSpot […]
December 20, 2013

Configuring our Wireless NMEA Products for Wi-Fi and 3G connections

  Recently we have received a couple of reports that when customers are connected to one of our wireless NMEA products, that they can no longer access the internet via 3G on their iPhone/iPad. This is due to the device thinking that it has a good wireless internet connection and so […]
September 26, 2013

Quick Fit; RF Connectors

When you are feeding cables through a boat, it is often necessary to remove bulky connectors to fit the cable through tight spaces, or you may need to extend the cable and fitting proper mating connectors is ideal. Soldering connectors can be fiddly and crimping requires a specialist tool that […]
July 16, 2013

Integrating a PC into your boat's navigation system

Utilising a PC on board brings important benefits not just for regular PC tasks such as email and web access but also for entertainment and navigation.  This document explains how to integrate a PC into a boat’s navigation system and this approach offers substantial cost savings over buying a multi […]