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February 25, 2021
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AIS Transponder on heavy lifting barge

Another interesting application for Digital Yacht AIS systems is for tracking, identifying and locating heavy lifting barges.  These floating platforms are towed into place with tugs but then often stay at anchor as an independent platform. There’s no requirement for them to be equipped with a Class A AIS like […]
February 23, 2021

Signal K + OpenCPN + Digital Yacht

The following article explains how to use Signal K on a Windows PC to interface Digital Yacht’s iKonvert (wired) or NavLink2 (wireless) NMEA 2000 gateways to the popular OpenCPN navigation software. Both gateways are NMEA 2000 certified, galvanically isolated and support full Signal K functionality. Until recently, Signal K had […]
March 10, 2021

Digital Yacht & TimeZero PC Navigation Solutions

TimeZero (formally MaxSea) PC navigation software brings sophisticated navigation to reality with radar and AIS/MARPA integration, multiple chart formats and even cloud based syncing of user data to the TZ iBoat iPad app for the ultimate integrated system. Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are […]
February 17, 2021

iKonvert AIS Converter

iKonvert is our universal AIS converter.  It can take NMEA 2000 data and convert to NMEA 0183 and vica versa.  To make installation as flexible and easy as possible, it has a simple internal DIP switch array which can “program” the device for a variety of different conversion scenarios. Even […]
February 9, 2021

Digital Update February 2021 Now Available for Download

The latest edition of Digital Yacht newsletter is now available for download from HERE or click on the image below. In this month’s edition we take a look at new firmware now available for our NavLink NMEA 2000 to wifi gateway. We also create a powerful new charting and radar […]
February 3, 2021
NMEA 2000 Troubleshooting & Diagnostic with NavDoctor

NMEA 2000 Troubleshooting, Diagnostics & Monitoring – Easy with NAVDoctor

NMEA 2000 has become the defacto standard for marine electronic interfacing on board boats.  Based on CanBus technology, it’s robust and relies on a backbone with spurred connections to each individual device.  In theory, it makes interfacing between brands, for instance a Raymarine plotter connected to a Digital Yacht AIS […]
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iAISTX – Digital Yacht easy Class B AIS transponder solution for iPad and tablet navigation

4/13/2021

iAISTX is our great value Class B AIS transponder (send and receive AIS data) with a wireless interface for use with iPads, smart phones and tablets running the marine charting apps.   Providing a...

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PCs & Softwares, Product Information

PC Nav System with Furuno Radar and Timezero Software

4/07/2021

Digital Yacht Aqua PCs, AIS, sensors, NMEA interfaces and wireless gateways are the perfect hardware partner for TimeZero/MaxSea navigation software plus we now offer radar integration with the...

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Greener Horizons from Digital Yacht

3/22/2021

Greener Horizons is Digital Yacht’s upgraded sustainability initiative for 2021. Our aim is to absolutely minimise our carbon footprint in everything we do and each month we’ll share some of our...

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Share a Smile and Help Comic Relief

3/08/2021

Comic Relief and Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and this year, it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. As they...

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AIS, Digital Deep Sea, General News, Product Information

Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Act to Comply with ICNIRP Guidelines on EMF Exposure

3/04/2021

If you have a Ship's Radio Licence then you may have received an email from Ofcom recently regarding new compliance rules on EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure.  The International Commission for...

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AIS, Applications, General News, Product Information, Software

Search & Rescue Helicopters With AIS Transponder

3/03/2021

Most of the latest search and rescue (SAR) helicopters are now equipped with an AIS transponder and our NavLINK iOS app presents them beautifully as a miniature helicopter icon, overlaid onto the...

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AIS, Applications, News

AIS Transponder on heavy lifting barge

2/25/2021

Another interesting application for Digital Yacht AIS systems is for tracking, identifying and locating heavy lifting barges.  These floating platforms are towed into place with tugs but then often...

 Continue Reading
Interfacing & Portable Navigations, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Signal K + OpenCPN + Digital Yacht

2/23/2021

The following article explains how to use Signal K on a Windows PC to interface Digital Yacht's iKonvert (wired) or NavLink2 (wireless) NMEA 2000 gateways to the popular OpenCPN navigation...

 Continue Reading
AIS, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Digital Yacht & TimeZero PC Navigation Solutions

3/10/2021

TimeZero (formally MaxSea) PC navigation software brings sophisticated navigation to reality with radar and AIS/MARPA integration, multiple chart formats and even cloud based syncing of user data to...

 Continue Reading
AIS, General News, Interfacing & Portable Navigations, Product Information

iKonvert AIS Converter

2/17/2021

iKonvert is our universal AIS converter.  It can take NMEA 2000 data and convert to NMEA 0183 and vica versa.  To make installation as flexible and easy as possible, it has a simple internal...

 Continue Reading
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