Digital Yacht’s new AISnode is the perfect low cost AIS Receiver for the latest generation of small chart plotters that just have an NMEA2000 interface. The diagram above shows how our AISnode would connect to Raymarine’s popular entry level A65 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the first of this new breed of NMEA2000 only chart plotters.
Raymarine’s version of the industry standard NMEA2000 interface, called SeaTalkNG, is fully compatible with NMEA2000, but features their own connectors and additional proprietary PGN messages. To connect our AISnode unit to the Raymarine Network, it is necessary to purchase a SeaTalkNG to DeviceNet (NMEA2000) cable from Raymarine.
Connecting our AISnode to an NMEA2000 network could not be easier as it takes power from the network and puts data on to the network via its NMEA2000 cable (0.75m) which is terminated in a standard NMEA2000 male connector. To connect AISnode to the Raymarine network you will need to purchase the Female version of the Raymarine adaptor cable which is their Part Number A06045 and costs around £20.
AISnode is being officially launched at the Miami Boat Show next week but for more information click here.
You can also download a Dealer pack from HERE