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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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Monday 19th September 2022

9/15/2022

For all the Digital Yacht team, family, friends, colleagues and customers, Monday 19th September, 2022 will be a sad day when we see Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest at her State Funeral. It is a...

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General News & Events, News, Uncategorized

Your Digital Yacht installation photos are worth £$€’s for good causes

9/13/2022

The Digital Yacht Foundation is our vehicle for all DY social and community projects. It has the specific aim to help maritime groups and charities with a focus on education and the environment. You...

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Interfacing & Portable Navigations, News, Product Information

Live AIS targets on NV Charts

8/16/2022

After our previous article about the popular NV Charts app, we have published a video to explain how to configure NV Charts to receive live AIS...

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Mobile 4G Internet, Uncategorized

Getting the Correct SIM cards for our 4G Products

8/12/2022

Credit - Tim Reckmann One of the most common problems, that the Digital Yacht support team help our 4G Product customers with, is SIM card issues. This little piece of plastic, with its...

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Ocean Water Bottle Project – A must have for boating!

7/14/2022

Digital Yacht is now in partnership with Ocean Bottle - we think it is the World's best water bottle!  Plus we've added our Queen's Award for Enterprise 2022 emblem. Ocean Bottle is designed...

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Sensors & Instruments

New “Furuno Compatible” GPS160F Positioning Sensor

7/06/2022

Furuno are one of the most successful marine electronic manufacturers in the world and their products can be found on thousands of vessels, from the smallest yacht to the largest super-tanker....

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General News & Events

Digital Yacht launches The Digital Yacht Foundation

6/28/2022

Inspired by our clients and by our professional responsibility as a business, we decided during the COVID pandemic to set up the Digital Yacht Foundation. The charitable Foundation sets out to...

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Applications, General News & Events

Digital Yacht Update – June 2022 – Now Available

6/01/2022

The latest edition of Digital Update, our regular newsletter is now available to download from HERE or click on the image below In this edition: Top Achievement - Queen’s Award for...

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AIS, Digital Deep Sea, PCs & Softwares, Product Information

Furuno GP1871 Solution with Digital Yacht Products

5/30/2022

"I've a 40ft sail boat and want a waterproof MFD display at the helm and a PC based navigation solution at the chart table so I can use this for weather, internet and navigation.  Plus I want NMEA...

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How to, Mobile 4G Internet, Technical

Configuring our 4G Products

5/16/2022

Since COVID forced many of us to start working remotely, we are seeing an ever increasing demand for our 4G Products. Once installed and working, these products are extremely reliable, but with...

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