Our new AISnode receiver for NMEA2000 networks will work with any AIS compatible chart plotter connected to an NMEA2000 network.
In a previous post we showed how the AISnode could connect to a Raymarine network and in this post we are focusing on Garmin NMEA2000 networks. Garmin adopted the standard NMEA2000 connector system, rather than use their own proprietary connectors and so connection of our AISnode to a Garmin network is even easier, without the need of any special adaptor cables.
Simply find or add a spare “T Piece” connector and the integral NMEA2000 cable of our AISnode will plug straight in, taking its power from the network and sending all received AIS data on to the network.
Garmin’s NMEA2000 AIS implementation is very good and as long as the chart plotter(s) have the latest firmware (free download from the Garmin website) then you will see all of the different types of AIS targets, including the new AIS Man Over Board systems and AIS AtonNs (nav-aids).
For more information on our AISnode, please click here.