April 14, 2014
Mounting a VHF, AIS, GPS or Wi-Fi Antenna

Mounting a VHF, AIS, GPS or Wi-Fi Antenna

With so many different antennas on boats these days (VHF, GPS, AIS, TV, Wi-Fi, NavTex, etc.), knowing the best way to mount and install them can be quite bewildering. The good news is that many marine antenna manufacturers have standardised on the 1″ x 14 TPI thread mount (one inch […]
April 8, 2014
Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Our AIT2000 transponder comes complete with a useful USB connection that allows you to quickly and easily configure the unit using our proAIS2 software. Once configured, there is no need to use the proAIS2 software again, other than perhaps to check the AIT2000 at the beginning of the season to […]
April 3, 2014
CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

One of the best features of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is the ability on some chart plotters or navigation software to set alarms. These are able to warn you if and when you will get too close to another vessel. These collision avoidance alarms are a godsend. They can […]
March 6, 2014

WL60 + WL410 now Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) Compatible

  When I wrote yesterday’s post about compatibility of our WL60 and WL410 Long Range Wi-Fi products. I never expected to be writing a second post today saying that these units were now Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 compatible. However, the engineers at RealTek have come up trumps and with […]
March 5, 2014

Status of WL60 (and WL410) Wireless Adaptor Drivers

  Change is the one thing you can be sure of in the consumer electronics market and we are always reviewing and checking our products to make sure that they support the latest operating system updates. With the release of Windows 8 from Microsoft, Maverick OS 10.9 from Apple and […]
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 […]