iAISTX is our great value Class B AIS transponder (send and receive AIS data) with a wireless interface for use with iPads, smart phones and tablets running the marine charting apps. Providing a wireless feed of AIS targets and GPS data to the app turns the mobile device into a full function chart plotter with real-time overlays. Choose from popular apps like iNavX, NavLink, Navionics, Weather 4D, SailGrib, iSailor etc and get great value detailed charting, super easy operation and now detailed AIS overlays and real-time positioning from the accurate iAISTX GPS. Also available, is the iAISTX Plus which has an additional NMEA 2000 interface if your requirement is for additional NMEA 2000 connectivity (for a multi function dedicated display). Both units ship with an external GPS antenna which will allow installation on any boat type. Just connect to a VHF antenna or suitable splitter like our SPL1500/2000
iAISTX is the World’s first wireless only transponder so we’ve also built a user interface for the set up and diagnostics which can be viewed on any connected device’s web browser. We call this a web interface and it makes initial setup and operation really easy. Simply connect to the password protected wifi point iAISTX creates and open your web browser. Type in the address of the transponder and you’re presented with a friendly home page like this
Select settings and you can program your vessel’s data such as name, MMSI, call sign and dimensions which is required for the AIS transponder function. You can also create a unique wireless (SSID) name and password. There’s also a neat diagnostics page which shows GPS and AIS data, antenna performance, battery voltage and allows the transponder to be silenced (no TX but you’ll continue to receive AIS information)
We’ve also added data logging on the data display page. Simply turn on and raw NMEA AIS and GPS data is saved as a simple text file on your mobile browser – like a black box voyage data recorder!
Once setup, simply tell your app to look for AIS and GPS data via the wireless connection (we’ve detailed setup guides HERE) ans data seamlessly streams across to the connected devices – up to 7 devices can connect using UDP so all your crew can take advantage of great value, next generation iPad and tablet navigation!