May 25, 2012

NMEA-USB Adaptor

If you want a quick and easy way to get NMEA into your PC or MAC, the our USB-NMEA adaptor (ZDIGUSBNMEA) is the perfect choice.  It works with 4800 and 38400 baud data so is AIS compatible too and we even include a software CD which includes drivers and some […]
May 12, 2012

Using Digital Yacht AIS units with OpenCPN

We get a lot of questions from users of OpenCPN, the popular Open Source navigation software, on how to get their AIS units and/or GPS units to work. The good news is that all Digital Yacht AIS units and USB to NMEA adaptors work with OpenCPN and we have now […]
May 10, 2012
Testing NMEA0183

NMEA 0183 Display Program

NMEA 0183 has become the most widely adopted standard for data communication in the Marine industry. Based on the old RS232 Serial Interface used on computer terminals data is transmitted as a series of high and low voltages between two pieces of wire. Although fairly simple in principle, NMEA 0183 […]
May 10, 2012

Good AIS Etiquette – Fitting a Silence Switch

As the number of vessels with an AIS Transponder increases, yachtsmen should seriously consider fitting their Class B AIS Transponder with a Silent Switch. In popular areas, the amount of AIS traffic can cause excessive clutter on people’s plotters and fitting a simple switch that stops your Class B Transponder […]
May 7, 2012

WL50/WL400 on MAC Lion Software

This might help users of MAC systems with our WL50 wifi antenna My own WL50 Mk2 is running quite happily under Lion but in 32bit Kernel mode – please confirm if you are in 32bit or 64bit Kernel mode by running the System Information App in the Utilities folder on […]
May 5, 2012

proAIS 2 DRIVER ISSUE

ISSUE: Problems installing proAIS2 drivers on Windows Vista and 7 The supplied proAIS2 software that is used to configure your AIT2000 prior to installation, includes the necessary USB drivers which are installed as part of the proAIS2 installation package. It has been reported that on some Windows Vista and Windows […]
May 4, 2012

Wiring Colour Codes For Digital Yacht Products

Here’s a really useful and quick guide to the wire colours for all the cables used in our products. Click on the image to enlarge or click the link to download the same table in PDF format. Cable Colours of Digital Yacht Products V1-09