May 21, 2019

New “How To” Video on AISConfig App

Today we created a new “How to” video on using our free AISConfig Android App to setup and monitor our wireless AIS Transponders (AIT3000, AIT5000 and Nomad). Initial programming of the unit with your boat’s MMSI, vessel details, etc. plus monitoring of the LEDs, key performance criteria and switching Silent […]
May 2, 2019

How to use and install Digital Yacht proAIS2 on a MAC

If you’re installing a Digital Yacht AIS Class B transponder, you’ll need to program the unit with your “static” boat data prior to installation.  proAIS2 is available for PC and MAC and here’s a quick walk through of how to install on a MAC from our CD or website If […]
November 26, 2018
Explanation of the new AIS Class B SOTDMA

White Paper on New Class B “SOTDMA” technology

Many people are unaware of the recent approval of a new AIS Class B “SOTDMA” technology that sits nicely between the two existing Class A and Class B technologies. Clear online information about Class B “SOTDMA” still seems to be in short supply, so we have produced a White Paper […]
August 23, 2018

VSWR Explained

AIS Transponders are generally very reliable pieces of kit that can work for many years. Both transmitting  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. An easy way […]
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 […]
June 14, 2017
AIS Transponders from Digital Yacht

HF AIS – Encapsulated in Digital Yacht AIS products for better performance

HF-AIS is an advanced technology that ensures an AIS transceiver reliably processes all transmissions in real time without error. An AIS transceiver with HF-AIS will typically allow you to see up to 30% more targets than transceivers without HF-AIS.  All Digital Yacht transponder products incorporate this technology brought to us […]