May 13, 2020

New Updated “Non-Idiot’s Guide to AIS”

With so many new innovations in the world of AIS, we felt is was about time that we updated our popular “Non-Idiot’s Guide to AIS”. First created and presented to the British Marine Electronics Association (BMEA) back in 2012, this guide is our most viewed and downloaded online article. With […]
May 4, 2020

Digital Update May 2020 Now Available For Download

The latest edition of Digital Update (May 2020) is now available to download from HERE or click on the image below In this issue, we look at solutions – combining our equipment with 3rd party products to create great value, practical and powerful systems for your boat.  This month, we focus on boat […]
August 6, 2018

Boost Weak GPS Signals Below Deck

We do like our offices in Farleigh Court, near Bristol, but with thick walls dating back to 1837, getting a phone signal let alone a GPS signal is problematic. So we were very pleased to find a GPS Signal Repeater that allowed us to get accurate position fixes in our […]
February 24, 2017
how to use ProAIS2

New "How to" Video for proAIS2

Earlier this week, a customer asked us if we had a video that showed how to use 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 […]
April 14, 2015
No GPS on Transponder due to loose FME connector

No GPS on Transponder due to loose FME connector

Our AIT2000 and AIT3000 Class B transponders are supplied with a GPS antenna that has a 10m cable terminated in an FME connector (right hand connector in the above image). These connectors are very slim, not much larger than the coax cable and are much easier to route through the […]
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 […]
December 29, 2014

London Boatshow 2015 – Great Deals and New Products

London Boatshow kicks off on 9th January and we’ve a great selection of offers just for visitors to the show.  There’s never been a better time to take a look at Class B AIS transponders from Digital Yacht with the introduction of the new, low cost AIT1500 and advanced AIT3000 with built […]
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…. […]