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 […]
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 […]