May 9, 2014

Connecting our AIS units to Simrad/B&G/Lowrance Chart Plotters

Last week we visited Navico UK and carried out some tests of our AIS units connected to the latest Navico chart plotters. Navico are the largest marine electronics manufacturer whose product brands include; Simrad, B&G and Lowrance produce some of the most popular chart plotters and multi-function displays (MFDs) on the […]
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 […]
September 11, 2012

Class B Static Data on NMEA2000

Occasionally technological progress can create unforeseen incompatibilities and unfortunately this has recently proved to be the case with some NMEA2000 chart plotters displaying AIS data.  A recent “name and shame” article on Panbo, the leading Marine Electronics Blog, highlighted a very important issue with some popular chart plotters from major manufacturers […]