February 20, 2014

New proAIS2 Version 1.4 for AIT2000

Today we have released a new version of our proAIS2 software that we supply with our AIT2000/CLB2000 Class B Transponder units for configuring the MMSI and Boat Data and for diagnostic checking of the units. With previous versions of proAIS2, on Windows Vista/7/8 PCs the User Access Control (UAC) feature […]
January 8, 2014

Introduction to Marine AIS White Paper

Although AIS has now been in use around the world for over 10 years, it is surprisingly difficult for anyone interested in AIS to piece together information about this important technology. Wikipedia has a pretty good article on AIS, but we felt it would be useful to take some of […]
October 11, 2013

AIT2000 + GX2000E a Great Combination

Our AIT2000 Class B AIS Transponder is most commonly installed with an AIS compatible Chart Plotter, so that the AIS targets can be displayed on the electronic chart. However, on sail boats it is often desirable to turn off the chart plotter on longer legs to reduce power consumption, but […]
September 26, 2013

Quick Fit; RF Connectors

When you are feeding cables through a boat, it is often necessary to remove bulky connectors to fit the cable through tight spaces, or you may need to extend the cable and fitting proper mating connectors is ideal. Soldering connectors can be fiddly and crimping requires a specialist tool that […]
July 16, 2013

Integrating a PC into your boat's navigation system

Utilising a PC on board brings important benefits not just for regular PC tasks such as email and web access but also for entertainment and navigation.  This document explains how to integrate a PC into a boat’s navigation system and this approach offers substantial cost savings over buying a multi […]
June 24, 2013

New LED Indications on AIT2000 + CLB2000

Under normal conditions our AIT2000 and CLB2000 Class B Transponders should have a constant Green LED lit as shown above. This basically means that everything is OK and that the transponder is transmitting your position to other AIS vessels correctly. The AIT2000 and CLB2000 are constantly carrying out a series […]
June 11, 2013

Is my AIS Transponder Transmitting ?

With lots of AIS Class B Transponders being installed this season, a question we are often asked is “How do I tell if my AIS Transponder is transmitting ?” This is a very valid question and if you have spent a few hours installing the transponder then knowing that it […]
April 29, 2013

Connecting a Garmin 400 or 500 Series Plotter to iAIS

The Garmin 400 and 500 series plotters are some of the most popular small boat chart plotters on the market and it is not surprising that we get many enquiries about how to connect our products to them. Normally customers just want to add an AIS receiver or transponder to […]