AIS


Weather4D and SailGrib improve the AIS network

Many AIS tracking networks broadcast over the Internet are available. Among the best known : Marine Traffic, Vessel Finder, SiiTech, LocalizaTodo, and many others. One of these networks especially stands out, AIS Hub, a data sharing center Read more …

The new AIS transponders Class B + explained

  A new transponder generation (¹) AIS Class B + claims to make them more visible pleasure boats. here's how…

AIS Transponder, dedicated antenna or antenna splitter ? [Update]

I relayed by an article published in 2014 on the blog Digital Yacht that provides an excellent discussion of the choice of the antenna to be installed for a transceiver AIS. You will find below a transcript freely adapted by my Read more …

Test Nomad – stand-alone AIS transceiver by Digital Yacht

I presented last May Nomad, a portable AIS transceiver designed by Digital Yacht. I had to wait until the end of the summer to have the opportunity to test in real situation this device that had been entrusted to me by the manufacturer. Them Read more …

Nomad, an AIS Classe B mobile transponder

The Digital Yacht company offers Nomad, the first AIS transponder class B mobile with Wi-Fi interface. The Nomad is supplied with a portable VHF antenna 25 cm equipped with a sucker and a 4 metres cable, and with a Read more …

AIS for Dummies

With the progressive generalization of the AIS (transceivers) on board our yachts (¹), and their mandatory presence aboard a large part of merchant ships, capacities for display and processing of targets (surrounding equipped ships Read more …

AIS, VHF/DSC radio and LEDs lights

The Department of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has published in date of 4 August a security alert Marina on led bulbs (¹). The text warns boaters of the potential interference Read more …

AIS-Wi-Fi transponder less then 590 EUR

The Taiwanese company Alltek Marine Electronics Corp., also known by the acronym AMEC, has specialized 2006 in the design and manufacture of AIS devices. In his presentation, AMEC announced it has been founded with the aim to provide the best electronics Read more …

XB-8000 new transponder AIS WiFi for mobile devices

Vesper Marine, company established in 2007 in Auckland (New Zealand), specializes in the design of devices for AIS data broadcasting. Their latest product, XB-8000, is a Class B AIS transponder certified NMEA2000® compact, low consumption, responsive to Read more …

An AIS WiFi transponder iNavX compatible

Several AIS receivers are already available with a WiFi hotspot and TCP/IP protocol, as the excellent Digital Yacht IAIS. Weatherdock AG The German company is the first, my knowledge, to offer an AIS transponder supports WiFi Read more …

AIS, the second maritime revolution after the GPS

AIS takes a growing place, for two or three years, in the concerns of leisure boaters. Several articles refer to it in this blog, as for equipment as for applications available for our Mac, iPad or Read more …

A test onboard with Navigation Mac

During a weekend of January a little sad, we joined the port of L'Herbaudière, Isle of Noirmoutier, via the picturesque Gois passage at low tide. We, that is to say, a boating journalist, my wife and myself. Greeted by two Read more …

Receiving AIS on the Web [Update]

For some years websites for viewing marine traffic grew on the web. Two of them caught my attention because they present very different options. Marine Traffic, the community AIS Marine Traffic is originally a project Read more …

Receive AIS data wirelessly with iNavX

I explained, in a recent post, on receiving NMEA data from instruments on board without going through a Mac (or PC) aboard. It is now possible to do the same for the reception of AIS data with Read more …

Connect GPSNavX/MacENC with an AIS

It is increasingly common to see an AIS receiver, Automatic Identification System (*), receiver above yacht's chart tables. Although only merchant vessels of over 300 barrels and ships Read more …

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