BoatBeacon (a company with some brilliant marine telematics capabilities) are rapidly expanding their AIS base station coverage and utilising Digital Yacht AIS products for exceptional performance. A recent installation in Benidorm shows that not all AIS receivers perform the same. The picture below shows previous coverage using a 3rd party AIS.
They then upgraded to a Digital Yacht AIS receiver and the performance improvements are dramatic – an 8 fold increase in data received and over 4 times as many ships all from the same location and antenna. You’ll notice too how ATONs and AIS base stations are correctly decoded by all Digital Yacht receivers
You can also see the dramatic increase in data traffic in the graph below when the new receiver was turned on at 2:10pm. Digital Yacht – better AIS solutions.