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March 4, 2021

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

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 Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) aims to protect people and the environment against adverse effects of non-ionizing radiation – that includes signals from […]
March 3, 2021

Search & Rescue Helicopters With AIS Transponder

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 detailed UKHO charting The screen shot below shows a live image from the solent in February 2021.  At […]
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 […]
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Interfacing & Portable Navigations, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Receiving NMEA 2000 on a navigation software & app

10/28/2021

  The navigation software ScanNav released an update a few weeks ago as it now accepts raw NMEA 2000 data from our iKonvert or NavLink2. A list of PGNs (Message format and parameter group...

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Technical, Technical Updates

Overriding 4GXtream Auto-APN Settings

7/27/2021

Our latest 4GXtream router has a new "Auto-APN" feature that reads the SIM details and selects the correct APN settings for the SIM's mobile network. APN stands for Access Point Name and are the...

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Applications, News, Safety

GPS160 TriNav GPS Technology Meets Classic Lifeboats

6/09/2021

The GPS160 is Digital Yacht's latest GPS, Glonass & Galileo positioning sensor which offers a variety of output modes and formats including NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, SeaTalk (for older Raymarine...

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General News & Events, PCs & Softwares, Product Information, Uncategorized, Wireless Internet

Digital Yacht June News Update Now Available to Download

6/03/2021

The latest edition (June 2021) of Digital Yacht Update is now available to download from ​HERE or click on the link below.  In this edition we take a look at our new 4G Xtream internet access...

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News, Product Information, Wireless Internet

4G Xtream gets you connected afloat.

5/31/2021

4G Xtream is Digital Yacht's latest, premium LTE (cellular) internet access product. It offers fast internet connectivity up to 25NM offshore and ships as a complete package with dual external...

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General News & Events, News, Product Information, Sensors & Instruments

Fonce Alphonse opts for a GPS160 for Mini Transat challenge

4/28/2021

From the age of 6, Victor Eonnet has been passionate about sailing thanks to his parents.  Even at 10, his dream was to participate in the Mini-Transat race and today Victor is preparing to make...

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AIS, Applications, Digital Deep Sea, Product Information, Safety

Superyacht AIS Solutions from Digital Yacht

4/23/2021

AIS is great for general navigation, identifying other vessels, collision avoidance etc.  Here are some ideas to take AIS to the next level on a superyacht installation - ideas from a Class A AIS...

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AIS, How to, Product Information, Technical

How to install the AIT5000 Class B+ AIS Transponder

4/22/2021

This video will show you how to install our AIT5000 Class B+ AIS Transponder for NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 based systems. To configure the AIT5000, you can read this article which explain how to...

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AIS, Product Information

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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Apps & Software, 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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