April 8, 2014
Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Permanent USB Connection to our AIT2000

Our AIT2000 transponder comes complete with a useful USB connection that allows you to quickly and easily configure the unit using our proAIS2 software. Once configured, there is no need to use the proAIS2 software again, other than perhaps to check the AIT2000 at the beginning of the season to […]
April 3, 2014
CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

CPA and TCPA Alarms Explained

One of the best features of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is the ability on some chart plotters or navigation software to set alarms that warn you if and when you will get too close to another vessel. These collision avoidance alarms are a godsend and can save you so […]
March 27, 2014

ISAF Offshore Special Regs now mandate an AIS Splitter

An important change to AIS installations has now come in to effect for Mono and Multi-Hull Category 0, 1 and 2 offshore racing yachts. The new 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (click here to download), that became effective as of 1st January 2014, include an important note […]
March 25, 2014
Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter

Class B Transponder – Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter ?

One of the most common questions we are asked by customers wanting to purchase an AIS Class B Transponder like our AIT2000, is what VHF antenna should they use ? The AIS system, uses two special “Data Only” channels of the VHF frequency range to transmit and receive its packets […]
March 18, 2014
AIS Receiver to an Android

Connecting an AIS Receiver to an Android Tablet with Boat Beacon

Today we finished a series of successful tests, connecting our AIS receivers to a Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. This was made possible by a new version of Boat Beacon the popular AIS App for Apple and Android devices, which should soon be available (as a free update) on the […]
March 4, 2014

New Improved Marine Traffic AIS Service

Marine Traffic, the popular live AIS website, has had a major upgrade. First released in 2007, Marine Traffic has grown to be the most popular vessel tracking service in the world, with a large network of contributors that have installed AIS receiving stations (like our AISNet product)  in their homes or […]
February 24, 2014
AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

  The AIS system works on two channels in the VHF frequency range and in order to receive or transmit AIS information it is necessary for the AIS unit to be connected to a VHF antenna. One option is to fit a VHF splitter such as our SPL2000, which allows […]
February 23, 2014

Adding our iAIS to a Garmin 4000-5000 system

  Earlier this week, we were giving some advice to a customer who wanted to add an AIS receiver to his Garmin 4008 chart plotter and at the same time go wireless and get GPS and AIS data to his iPad. The Garmin 4000 and 5000 series chart plotters were […]