Great Offers Only at The London Boatshow 6-15 January 2017

We have some fabulous offers only at the London Boatshow as well as new products.  Come and see us on Stand C062 in the heart of the electronics section where we will be exhibiting in conjuction with leading retailer Cactus.  Here’s a sneak peek of some of the deals – prices include VAT:

AIS Transponders – Complete Systems with antennas from £399.95

Our biggest ever selection with the AIT1500 and AIT2000 both supplied with a FREE VHF antenna and add an optional WiFi interface for just £99.95 – a 50% saving on the normal price.  The flagship AIT3000 will come with a free AIS LifeGuard AIS SART alarm – a saving of £200.  Great deals only at the show!

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Save on instruments with WindSense wireless wind system from just £379.95

We’re showing our new WindSense wireless wind system which turns a tablet, iPad, smart phone or PC into a great marine wind display – and add other sensors too for a complete instrument system.  More details available from HERE and a great introductory price of just £379.95

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WL60 Mk 3 – a great portable solution for wifi afloat for just £109.95

The WL60 is a high power wifi antenna designed for temporary cockpit or pole mounting while in ports or marinas and it boosts wifi coverage up to 1km.  Its supplied with sucker cups for quick installation as well as dedicated hardware for pole mounting.  With an easy USB connection, it’s compatible with PC and MAC as well as our iKConnect router for tablets and iPads.  A great internet afloat solution for just over £100.

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Great deals and tech experts on hand to get you the right product and solution.  See us Stand C062

WL70R – New lower cost solution for wifi afloat

A new, competitively priced hi power wifi solution is now available from Digital Yacht called the WL70R

The system uses the well proven, WL70 1.25m wifi antenna (details HERE) and ships complete with a compact, DC powered wireless router called  iKConnect.  This creates a local wifi network on board the boat allowing mobile devices like phones, tablets and laptops to share the connectivity of the long range wifi antenna – effectively allowing multiple devices and users to share the internet connection.

The WL70 features a hi power modem integrated into the rugged 15dBm antenna.  It’s self powered from a USB connection – either direct to a PC/MAC or via the iKConnect router in the new WL70R bundle making installation really easy.

WL70R bundle features:

  • Rugged 1.25m 15dBm antenna with industry standard 1″ mount compatabilty
  • Super compact iKConnect router with direct 10-18V DC power connection
  • Simple to use web interface for setting up and connecting to hotspots
  • Offers typically 15-20x normal wifi connection range and maximises speed
  • iKConnect creates an 802.11n wireless network onboard with full WEP/ WPA/WPA2 encrypted password protection
  • Detachable 5dBi antenna on iKconnect router to footprint boats up to 25m
  • LAN and WAN connections for network expansion and other applications – compatible with iKommunicate too
  • Also compatible with Fusion marine audio network for Fusion app audio control
  • 3G/4G USB modem support coming soon

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More and more boaters want access to the internet afloat. Marinas and ports as well as a large number of cafes, hotels, restaurants and service providers offer wifi connectivity but you may just miss that vital connection if you’re moored or anchored away from the dock – especially if you’re below decks about to enjoy a movie or catch up on email. The WL70 can offer reliable and fast connections up to about ½ mile/1km depending upon conditions.  For ranges up to 5-7NM, the more powerful WL510 is available.

The WL70R system is shipping now.  Download the manual from HERE

Part number: ZDIGWL70R (comprises bundle of WL70 and iKConnect router)

UPC: 081159830472

Price: GBP£300/US$449.90/EUR415

Find out more by calling + 44 1179 55 44 74 (US 978 277 1234)

Sonar Server Live Demo

There’s been massive interest in Sonar Server which takes NMEA depth data from your boat’s existing electronics (instruments, fish finders, multi function displays etc) and streams the data via its wifi server to mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and tablets that are on board.

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It’s designed to work with the popular Navionic’s boating app and the screen shot below shows the depth data being displayed in the top of the display.  In addition to the simple digital repeater display of depth information, Navionic’s have added new functionality called Sonar Charts Live.

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SonarCharts Live allows users to view sonar recordings in an exciting real-time display on the Navionic’s app. The newly generated personal HD chart is then saved for private use on the device, while recorded depth data is anonymously shared with Navionics to improve SonarCharts for all boaters. All data is cross-checked with other community contributions to ensure accurate daily enhancements.  SonarChart Live is truly fascinating to watch – as you move, you’ll see the map expose the underwater surface and the contour details revealed.  To see how it works in practice, we took Sonar Server out in Poole.  In the screen shot above, you’ll see the dredged channel just appears as an unsurveyed area of water.  The next screen shot below reveals how we added to the chart display just by cruising up the channel and in real time the depth information is re-plotted.  This was just a single pass and the system will build better and better data the more times you pass over a point.  Now here’s the clever part…

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The data is saved locally on your iPad/tablet and then the next time you have a live internet connection, this small amount of data is uploaded anonymously to Navionic’s charting server.  Here crowd sourced data from any other users is all combined, tidal offsets applied and some specialist algorithms utilised to validate and creat a new Sonar Chart which is then available for all users.  It truly is a step change in navigation and in producing better charts.

We’ve a video here showing Sonar Server in action

 

Make a difference to marine navigation – Check out http://www.sonarserver.com

Digital Update August 2015 Now Out!

Digital Update is Digital Yacht’s regular newslettter to keep you abreast of our latest product introductions.  The August 2015 edition is now available to download from HERE or click on the image below.  This month we take a look at the new DTV100 TV antenna, WL70 wifi antenna and Sonar Server.

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WL70 WiFi Antenna Brings Affordable Hi Power WiFi Aboard

The WL70 has just been released as a replacement for our popular WL60 wifi antenna solution.  It’s a hi power wifi antenna for a PC or MAC that will offer  up to 15x the range of a normal wifi solution built into a laptop.

More and more boaters want access to the internet afloat. Marinas and ports as well as a large number of cafes, hotels, restaurants and service providers offer wi-fi connectivity but you may just miss that vital connection if you’re moored or anchored away from the dock – especially if you’re below decks about to enjoy a movie or catch up on email. The WL70 can offer connections up to about ½ mile/1km depending upon conditions.

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It has a very high performance 1.25m 15dBm antenna to suck in the weakest of signals and the internal low noise, high sensitivity modem connects to the PC via simple plug ‘n play USB interface. It fits a standard 1” mount (not supplied) so can be permanently mounted or even taken out into the cockpit when moored and temporarily installed.

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The WL70 replaces our existing WL60 model which is now end of line.

For more information, download the Dealer Preview Pack from HERE

The WL70 has a list price of £125/€185/$199.95 (ex vat) and is available now

Welcome to the new internet connected boat!

Superyacht Applications from Digital Yacht – A Guide For Installers

Digital Yacht products integrate easily into superyacht systems.  This new guide for installers and dealers shows some typical systems ranging from AIS tender tracking thorough to iPad navigation, marine PCs and on board NMEA networking – all great, value adding solutions.  Come and see these latest systems at the Miami Boat Show Digital Yacht Booth 2509 12-16 Feb 2015

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You can download a copy of the presentation from HERE

You can download our latest product guide in US$ from HERE

Digital Yacht Tech Training – A great resource

We’ve decided to publish our dealer training presentations on line so that the whole boating community can benefit.  Paul Sumpner, Digital Yacht’s CTO, was at the CA Clase distributor training event this week and presented a great overview on some of our core technologies including:

  • AIS – Hints and tips on transponder operation, programming and antenna selection
  • Wireless NMEA – differences between TCP/IP and UDP connections and app integration
  • GPS antennas and interfacing
  • Wireless internet and routers including common problems with accessing marina hotspots

Most importantly he covered lots of installation issues with hints and tips and important product selection advice.  Of course, reading a presentation on line is not as good as hearing the real thing so if you do have questions, feel free to contact us.

You can download the presentation from HERE  or click the picture below

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