March 3, 2016

New iKommunicate Developer’s Guide (SDK)

This week we launched a new iKommunicate Developer’s Guide on GitHub that aims to make it easy for developers to start writing HTML5 Web Apps or mobile Apps that read data from NMEA networks via the new Signal K open data format. iKommunicate is designed to be a powerful and […]
January 6, 2016

NEW! Digital Yacht AIT1500N2K Class B AIS offers an easy installation for NMEA2000 systems

Digital Yacht have just released a new AIS Class B transponder intended specifically for easy installation on small yachts, motor boats and RIBs.  It’s designed to simply plug into an existing NMEA 2000 network to provide compatible plotters and instruments with AIS data.  As a transponder, it also sends vessel […]
June 24, 2015
Digital Yacht's Wireless NMEA Devices

Overview of Digital Yacht’s Wireless NMEA Devices

Since 2011, when we released iAIS, the world’s first wireless AIS receiver, we have been gradually building up a powerful range of wireless NMEA products. All of these products allow NMEA data (the marine industry data standard) to be taken from your onboard navigation equipment and transferred wirelessly to your […]
April 15, 2015
Raymarine a, c and e Series Plotters with AIS over NMEA2000

Raymarine a, c and e Series Plotters with AIS over NMEA2000

This week we have been helping one of our dealers; Marine Electronic Installations (MEI) in Portsmouth, to find a solution to an interesting NMEA2000 problem with the latest range of Raymarine a, c and e Series Multi-Function Displays. Most of these MFDs feature an internal GPS, a SeaTalkNG (NMEA2000) interface […]
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 […]
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…. […]