Alex Lever

News: Digital Yacht a nominee for DAME Award

November 14, 2011 by Alex Lever
View large version of image: Digital Yacht a nominee for DAME Award

UK marine electronics manufacturer, Digital Yacht, has been nominated for the prominent DAME Award at METS 2011 in Amsterdam, just a month after winning the prestigious NMEA 2011 Technology Award for BOATraNET, which is the world’s first wireless navigation server for yachts.

Over 130 products were entered for the Design Awards and it’s been narrowed down to just 43, one of which is iAIS, which has been entered into the electronics category. The team of 10 judges then have to choose a winner from each category as well as one overall winner, which will be announced at the breakfast briefing on Tuesday 15 November at METS.

“We’re really delighted to have been short-listed for the DAME Awards. Just being nominated is extremely credible and highlights Digital Yacht as an innovative brand that is in touch with new technology and trends. The entire team is dedicated to producing products that are forward thinking and competitively priced,” said Digital Yacht CEO, Nick Heyes.

iAIS, wirelessly links a yacht’s navigation data to the Apple iPhone, iPad or iTouch. It also incorporates a highly sophisticated, dual channel Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver allowing compatible “apps” access to NMEA instrument, GPS and AIS data. iPad and iPhone users simply turn on their device to wirelessly connect to the iAIS hot spot. No connection to the internet is needed and there are no cumbersome cables to connect. The AIS data (which brings information such as position, name, call sign, MMSI number, course and speed of other ships) then becomes available for any compatible application. iAIS also multiplexes any other NMEA data that is available on board the yacht – for instance GPS, depth, speed, wind etc. All of this information is combined with the AIS data into the wireless feed.

Add a Related Photo | Add a Related Video 

No Comments - Share Your Thoughts

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More Digital Yacht a nominee for DAME Award Information:

  1. Digital Media Locker™ at METS

    News: Digital Media Locker™ at METS

    November 7, 2011 by yachtlover

    The new Digital Media Locker™ from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV will be introduced to the European marine industry at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) 2011, November 15-17 at …

  2. Intellimare - Marine Software Systems for Mariners by Mariners
    Superyacht Design

    News: Intellimare – Marine Software Systems for Mariners by Mariners

    May 4, 2010 by Superyacht Design

    intelliMare, a newly formed venture in Malta, dealing with innovative and intelligent marine systems strives to innovate and sculpt the future of the marine industry through intensive applied R&D, which …