May 16, 2014

NMEA Meeting in Gosport

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) as the name suggests is a trade association of nearly 600 companies involved in marine electronics. The NMEA organisation are responsible for a whole series of important specifications and training initiatives that have significantly improved the marine electronics industry. Probably best known for their […]
May 9, 2014

Connecting our AIS units to Simrad/B&G/Lowrance Chart Plotters

Last week we visited Navico UK and carried out some tests of our AIS units connected to the latest Navico chart plotters. Navico are the largest marine electronics manufacturer whose product brands include; Simrad, B&G and Lowrance produce some of the most popular chart plotters and multi-function displays (MFDs) on the […]
February 27, 2014
Providing GPS data to Standard Horizon

Providing GPS data to Standard Horizon Radios

  Following on from yesterday’s post about connecting our GPS150 and AIT2000 to Icom radios to enable the DSC function, I have now completed a Tech Note on how to do the connections on Standard Horizon radios. For customers thinking about buying a new VHF/DSC radio, the latest Explorer model […]
February 26, 2014
Providing GPS data to Icom

Providing GPS data to Icom Radios

A recent post on Panbo, the popular marine electronics website, raised an interesting issue of the number of VHF DSC radios in the United States that have not been properly configured for DSC. This really got us thinking, because two of our products; the new GPS150 DualNav Positioning Sensor and […]
September 26, 2013

A Very Concise Visit

On a rather grey and damp afternoon, Paul Sumpner visited Class 40 race boat “Concise 8” which was being commissioned at Port Hamble. On board was Mark Wylie of Eastern Electronics who specialises in the supply and fit of marine electronics for high performance racing yachts. WIth NKE instruments, Adrena […]
April 29, 2013

Connecting a Garmin 400 or 500 Series Plotter to iAIS

The Garmin 400 and 500 series plotters are some of the most popular small boat chart plotters on the market and it is not surprising that we get many enquiries about how to connect our products to them. Normally customers just want to add an AIS receiver or transponder to […]
January 23, 2013

WLN10 and iRegatta Performance Sailing package for iPad

A customer contacted me today who was having problems getting his B&G Instrument data in to the iRegatta app on his iPad, via one of our WLN10 wireless to NMEA servers. After a bit of discussion it was clear that the B&G and WLN10 were wired together correctly (Yellow DATA […]
October 18, 2012

IT Support for an Oyster

This week, we were asked to help configure a special “Hybrid” wireless router for use on “Lush” a new Oyster 885 down at Ocean Village in Southampton. Gavin and Nick from IT@C a Digital Yacht Dealer, who specialise in large and complex installations, needed a wireless router that would provide […]