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AIS - A non idiot's guide!

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AIS - A non idiot's guide!

At Digital Yacht, we see a variety of AIS technical questions and queries so for our dealer network we've posted useful information on our blog at  

Our CTO, Paul Sumpner has produced a "Non Idiot's Guide to AIS" which can be downloaded from the link below. Whilst this was produced a couple of years ago, the core technology and issues remain unchanged.  These other links may also be useful

The Non Idiot's Guide To AIS

What Makes a Great Class B AIS Transponder

Integrating a Class B transponder with DSC VHFs

AIS Transponder integration with Open CPN

AIT2000 LED Status Indications

Fault finding an AIT 000 Class B installation

Tender tracking with Class B AIS systems

Dedicated antenna or splitter for AIS Systems?




Nicholas Heyes

Nicholas Heyes

Press contact CEO Digital Yacht CEO 01179554474
Laura Brossard

Laura Brossard

Press contact Marketing Assistant PR & Marketing UK 01179 55 44 74 - US 978 277 1234 - EU +33 (0)1 70 70 92 50


Digital Yacht is head quartered in Bristol UK with a manufacturing facility in Fareham, Hampshire. We have global offices in Boston (USA), and Rouen (France) to look after these important markets and a network of distributors and dealers across the globe.

We firmly believe that low cost consumer devices such as iPhones and tablets, PCs and MACs have a place on board and can help make legacy systems compete with the latest in dedicated marine electronic products at a fraction of the cost. We make internet access whilst afloat easy and affordable as well as bringing all your navigation data to your favourite consumer devices - not just for you but for crew and guests too.

Our navigation systems cover advanced GPS and compass technology as well as the most comprehensive range of AIS products in the marketplace. Plus our PC and software solutions bring simple yet powerful solutions to a variety of on board requirements from communication to navigation, entertainment to monitoring.

Our design team has 100’s years combined experience in marine electronic systems and we take pride in our quality heritage with manufacturing in the UK and global reach through our regional offices and network of dealers and distributors. Last year our products were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Digital Yacht
6 Farleigh Court, Old Weston Rd, Flax Bourton.
BS48 1UR Bristol
United Kingdom