September 11, 2012

Class B Static Data on NMEA2000

Occasionally technological progress can create unforeseen incompatibilities and unfortunately this has recently proved to be the case with some NMEA2000 chart plotters displaying AIS data.  A recent “name and shame” article on Panbo, the leading Marine Electronics Blog, highlighted a very important issue with some popular chart plotters from major manufacturers […]
July 5, 2012

Marine Electronics & Communication Article featuring CLB2000

June 29, 2012

Yachts International Magazine feature CLB2000 AIS Transponder

US magazine, Yachts International, has included our CLB2000 in a recent article. Unfortunately they have used the wrong product picture – the article features the CLB1000. The CLB2000 looks very similar though, it’s just half the size. Here’s what it really looks like! Have a read by cutting and pasting […]
June 6, 2012

AIS TRANSPONDERS – Do I need another GPS antenna?

We’re asked this all the time…   Unfortunately, the regulations surrounding AIS do not permit feeding an AIS transponder with an alternative GPS source from, for instance, a NMEA output from a chart plotter.  All Class B transponders must have their own internal GPS and they will validate its accuracy […]
May 10, 2012

Good AIS Etiquette – Fitting a Silence Switch

As the number of vessels with an AIS Transponder increases, yachtsmen should seriously consider fitting their Class B AIS Transponder with a Silent Switch. In popular areas, the amount of AIS traffic can cause excessive clutter on people’s plotters and fitting a simple switch that stops your Class B Transponder […]