June 24, 2013

New LED Indications on AIT2000 + CLB2000

Under normal conditions our AIT2000 and CLB2000 Class B Transponders should have a constant Green LED lit as shown above. This basically means that everything is OK and that the transponder is transmitting your position to other AIS vessels correctly. The AIT2000 and CLB2000 are constantly carrying out a series […]
June 11, 2013

Is my AIS Transponder Transmitting ?

With lots of AIS Class B Transponders being installed this season, a question we are often asked is “How do I tell if my AIS Transponder is transmitting ?” This is a very valid question and if you have spent a few hours installing the transponder then knowing that it […]
May 2, 2013
Wireless NMEA devices with older Navigation Software

Updating our WLN10 or WLN10HS

It is almost 2 years since we released our popular WLN10 and WLN10HS wireless NMEA servers and in that time the number of mobile wireless devices has sky rocketed. Originally most customers used these products with iPhones and iPads but with Android devices now outselling Apple products, we get more […]
April 27, 2013

Problem with NMEA (COM Port) Connections on Ubuntu

In response to a comment on my recent “Managing the Device Manager”, where Michael reported problems getting his AIS100USB working on LINUX, I decided to download the latest OpenCPN and make sure that the new NMEA Connections code that they have recently added to V3.20 did in fact still work […]
April 23, 2013

Managing the Device Manager

Some times when you are dealing with technical issues everyday, it is easy to forget that not everyone finds it easy to know where to look on a PC when things go wrong. One of the most common issues with any equipment that plugs in to a PC are Drivers, […]
March 8, 2013

Wiring details for Wireless Class B Transponder

A customer asked us for a wiring diagram to show how one of our AIT2000 Class B Transponders connects to our WLN10HS to create a wireless AIS transponder solution. We were happy to oblige and thought that it would be good to publish this diagram online, as this AIT2000+WLN10HS combo […]
February 16, 2013

RF Connectors + Cables Explained

We often talk to customers about the RF (radio frequency) cables and connectors on their boats and sometimes it is clear that the connector names and cable references that we take for granted are not always recognised by our customers. With this in mind, we decided to publish a new […]
January 31, 2013

Support for AIT250 and AIT1000

  Usually our posts are about the latest and greatest, but with thoughts turning to the new season, I thought I would give some advice on two of our older but very popular products; the AIT250 and AIT1000 Class B Transponders. Both of these two products are based on the […]