AISView is an easy to use app designed for Android phones and tablets which displays real time AIS targets with a radar like presentation when interfaced with any of Digital Yacht’s AIS wireless servers or USB devices. Targets are colour coded and scaled depending upon vessel type and there’s a target trail and drill down vessel information display. The app can also display internet sourced AIS data which is useful for home monitoring or for checking AIS traffic outside your area.
The latest version of the app also supports raster charts as a layer. For $9.99 you can add a detailed NOAA chart layer covering all US coastal areas. Charts are automatically downloaded when there’s an internet connection and then stored on the device so no data connection at sea is required. There’s also a simple A-B chart ruler and your position will be updated in real time from either the boat’s system or the internal GPS of the phone or tablet. CPA (closest point of approach) and TCPA (time to CPA) alarms can be set to help with anti collision calculations.
AIS data is sent from the boat’s AIS system via any of Digital Yacht’s on board wifi gateways or an OTG USB cable. AISView is available to download from the Google play store now (access it from your Android device) and is priced at $9.99