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 […]
March 17, 2017

Wireless AIS Configuration App for Android

Our proAIS2 software for configuring and checking our latest generation of AIS transponders is a useful tool, but only being Windows and Mac compatible, it does have its limitations. With this in mind, we have developed an Android App that allows you to do pretty much everything that proAIS2 does, […]
March 15, 2017

How to Connect our WL70+iKConnect to a Marina Hotspot

Our WL70 long range Wi-Fi Antenna and iKConnect mini wireless router are a great combination for cost effective long range Wi-Fi connection on a boat. We have tried to make the process of connecting to a marina hotspot as simple as possible but if you are not doing this every day, […]
February 24, 2017
how to use ProAIS2

New "How to" Video for proAIS2

Earlier this week, a customer asked us if we had a video that showed how to use proAIS2 Configuration and Diagnostics Software that we supply with our latest Class B AIS Transponders. Rather embarrassingly we had to say that we did not, but we promised to create one and here […]
December 5, 2016
TCP Connection Problems

TCP Connection Problems on Apple iOS 10

Since Apple’s release of iOS 10 for iPhones and iPads, we have been getting a number of calls and emails saying that various navigational Apps that read wireless NMEA data from our products have stopped working, including our free iAIS app. There are two modes/protocols that our wireless NMEA products […]
August 19, 2016

New set of "How To" Videos on our Long Range Wi-Fi Products

Getting a good long range Wi-Fi connection in a marina can be a challenge, particularly if you have not used the equipment for a while and cannot remember the steps involved. To try and help make this a little easier, Digital Yacht have created a set of “How To” videos […]