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Digital Deep Sea introduce DigAtoN range of AIS navaids

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Digital Deep Sea introduce DigAtoN range of AIS navaids

Digital Deep Sea have introduced a new range of AIS aids to navigation (AtoNs) called DigAtoN.  These are devices designed to fit to marine structures, light-houses, wind turbines, hazards or buoys and can transmit AIS location and identification signals to nearby AIS equipped vessels and shore stations.  They can then, not only positively identify the position of these marks on a plotter or ECDIS, but also read data (such as weather and hydrological instruments) collected by the AtoN.

DigAtoNs can also be configured to represent a virtual or synthetic point if mounted remotely from a physical location, allowing a single AtoN to produce up to 5 “virtual” marks.

The DigAtoN is available as a Class 1 device (transmit only) or a Class 3 device (transmit and receive).  Class 1 devices require a local AIS base station to be operating in the same area as the AtoN whereas Class 3 devices can internally allocate slots for transmission allowing them to be placed anywhere.  Class 3 devices can also be configured and queried remotely and wirelessly “chained” together for extended range configuration.

DigAtoN products are also available with an additional sensor interface installed to allow extended monitoring and digital switching capability including analogue and digital sensing plus relay switched outputs.

DigAtoN's require a specialist sales and support network.  Prices shown here are in GBP.  Please contact your local account manager for local EURO and US$ pricing and details of the reseller discount structure.



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.

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