January 21, 2015
Testing Wireless NMEA Data

Testing Wireless NMEA Data

  With more and more wireless NMEA systems being installed on-board boats, it is very useful for dealers, installers and enthusiastic end users to have simple tools to “view” this wireless NMEA data. Traditionally, wired NMEA0183 data was viewed using an NMEA to USB cable connected to a PC and […]
December 9, 2014
Digital Yacht Tech Training - A great resource

Digital Yacht Tech Training – A great resource

We’ve decided to publish our dealer training presentations on line so that the whole boating community can benefit.  Paul Sumpner, Digital Yacht’s CTO, was at the CA Clase distributor training event this week and presented a great overview on some of our core technologies including: AIS – Hints and tips […]
October 3, 2014
Getting Maximum VHF/AIS Reception

Getting Maximum VHF/AIS Reception

We are often asked about the best antenna to use with our AISNet Base Station Receiver, which is used by many customers to send AIS data to online AIS websites like Marine Traffic, Pinkfroot, AIS Live, Boat Beacon, Shipfinder, etc. We usually suggest a good quality, AIS tuned antenna, with […]
September 26, 2014
What's in a Name ? - Good and Bad SSIDs

What’s in a Name ? – Good and Bad SSIDs

We have noticed that quite a few of our WL450 and WL510 customers are using their long range Wi-Fi installation to connect to a “personal hotspot” or “tethered phone” depending upon whether they are an Apple or Android user. If you have a good or unlimited data plan on your […]
July 24, 2014
Getting maximum Wi-Fi range

Getting maximum Wi-Fi range on our PilotLink

Our PilotLink wireless NMEA server for connecting a Class A transponder to an iPad or other wireless device is proving very popular with commercial pilots and ship owners. PilotLink is the only wireless product in our range to feature an internal Wi-Fi antenna but its small ceramic chip antenna is […]
May 13, 2014

A Digital Storage Oscilloscope for £50 !!

After many years of faithful service our old service department CRT Oscilloscope finally “went off to the great white laboratory in the sky”. Although we have other more modern scopes and test equipment at our office, we wanted a cheap, portable scope for service and field work and in our […]
May 9, 2014

Connecting our AIS units to Simrad/B&G/Lowrance Chart Plotters

Last week we visited Navico UK and carried out some tests of our AIS units connected to the latest Navico chart plotters. Navico are the largest marine electronics manufacturer whose product brands include; Simrad, B&G and Lowrance produce some of the most popular chart plotters and multi-function displays (MFDs) on the […]
April 15, 2014

Defending Against the Heart Bleed Bug

This weekend, as I am sure many other companies did, we spent a lot of time thinking about how best to tackle the Heart Bleed bug that has shocked the internet world. For those of you who have been living in a cave for the last week, this is the […]