June 26, 2017

uAIS and ANT200 Go End of Line

Digital Yacht’s self contained uAIS and ANT200 AIS receivers are now end of line but we’ve replacement solutions that offer improved performance and allow for a more flexible installation. uAIS was a self contained AIS sensor with a USB wired connection but this was limited to 5m.  In practice this […]
August 3, 2016
OnLine AIS coverage

AISNet helps improve OnLine AIS coverage of Puget Sound

Arguably the most beautiful sailing location in the USA, it is no surprise that there are always lots of pleasure and commercial vessels in the Puget Sound. This week, we helped one of our customers to upgrade his shore based AIS reception station to one of our latest AISNet units […]
February 23, 2015
VHF Antenna Options for AIS

VHF Antenna Options for AIS

One of the most common questions we are asked by our AIS customers, is “what antenna should I use for my AIS ?”, so we thought we would post a short article to provide an answer. Basically there are two options; fit a second dedicated VHF antenna a suitable distance […]
February 12, 2015

Connecting our new AISnode receiver to a Simrad Network

  Our new AISnode receiver for NMEA2000 networks will work with any AIS compatible chart plotter connected to an NMEA2000 network. In a previous post we showed how the AISnode could connect to a Raymarine network and in this post we are focusing on Simrad NMEA2000 networks. Simrad adopted their […]
February 10, 2015

Connecting our new AISnode receiver to a Garmin Network

Our new AISnode receiver for NMEA2000 networks will work with any AIS compatible chart plotter connected to an NMEA2000 network. In a previous post we showed how the AISnode could connect to a Raymarine network and in this post we are focusing on Garmin NMEA2000 networks. Garmin adopted the standard […]
February 4, 2015

New AISnode is the perfect NMEA2000 AIS Receiver

Digital Yacht’s new AISnode is the perfect low cost AIS Receiver for the latest generation of small chart plotters that just have an NMEA2000 interface. The diagram above shows how our AISnode would connect to Raymarine’s popular entry level A65 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the first of this new breed of […]
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 3, 2014
The Non-Idiot's Guide to AIS

The Non-Idiot’s Guide to AIS

We had an enquiry today from a US Dealer about why some chart plotters do not display all of the 26 different AIS Messages that are transmitted by Ships, AtoNs, AIS MOB systems and other AIS equipment. This is quite a complex issue as there are three variables at play…. […]