Our new WindSense wireless wind system can work with many existing apps like the popular NMEARemote, Imray Instruments, SailTimer, etc. but most of these are for Apple iOS devices, so we decided to develop and release a simple Wind display app for Android.
Our free WindSense App is now available on the Google Play Store and will give all WindSense owners an app that they can use straight away to calibrate and display the Wind data from our WND100 wind transducer.
For more information on our WindSense wireless wind system click here.
Well the 2017 boat show season is in full swing and our iKommunicate gateway is getting lots of attention wherever it goes. The picture above was taken last week at the NauticSud 2017 show in Naples (Italy) where Raffaele Montella was exhibiting his FairWind Multi-Function Display system.
This really interesting project brings together a number of open source technologies and projects in to one integrated app for Android tablets or popular low cost development hardware like the UDOO Neo. FairWind collects onboard data from NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 systems and older Raymarine/Autohelm SeaTalk 1 systems, before analysing and displaying it or sending it to the Cloud.
As shown above, FairWind works very well with iKommunicate, receiving the Signal K Delta messages that iKommunicate transmits over a websocket. The FairWind App is available from the Google Play Store and is definitely a project to keep an eye on.
At the recent Helsinki boatshow, two of our dealers Marinea and John Nurminen (photo below) were showing iKommunicate as well as other Digital Yacht products.
Finally in the US, we have just finished the Miami boat show, where a number of exisiting iKommunicate owners came to see us and also quite a few new ones. It was great to get good feedback and requests for new features, so thank you for taking the time to come and see us.
Earlier this week, a customer asked us if we had a video that showed how to use our 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 it is.
Digital Yacht are not the only company that supply proAIS2 with transponders, but to our knowledge, we are the only company to produce a video showing how to configure and diagnose Class B transponders with it. So we hope that not only Digital Yacht users but owners of other brands will benefit from this video.
The video is hosted and can be found on YouTube, but you might prefer to watch this video and others, on our Digital Yacht TV site…
Digital Yacht’s new SPL1500 AIS-VHF antenna splitter promises to make installing an AIS transponder easier – enabling the AIS to share the boat’s main VHF antenna. It uses Digital Yacht’s patented ZeroLoss technology for excellent performance. The existing VHF antenna is disconnected from the VHF and connected directly to the SPL1500. Patch leads are supplied for connecting the AIS transponder and VHF to the splitter so installation literally takes seconds.
The SPL1500 is waterproof and aesthetically matches the Digital Yacht AIT1500 Class B transponder which has a built in GPS antenna allowing for a “no external antennas” solution on many vessels. This may be a great solution for center consoles, tenders and RIBs as well as smaller sail boats who don’t want extra antenna clutter on the stern rail. The SPL1500 will work with any Class B transponder as well as any AIS receive only equipment.
It’s available now and is priced at GBP £195 ex vat/USD $279.95
The Seattle Boatshow starts January 27 and runs through to Feb 4 2017. Digital Yacht will be exhibiting on Concourse Booth 2310
With our iKommunicate development team based in Seattle, we’ll be having a big focus on Signal K interfacing and the iKommunicate NMEA gateway. We’ll be showing new apps and capabilities. We’ll also have great money saving deals on our whole range of AIS & Wireless products. We look forward to seeing you there.