Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-03-2014, 15:45   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5
Digital Yacht iAIS Wireless AIS receiver

Does anyone have experience with this wireless AIS unit? It claims to enable wifi connection to iPad (which could have Navionics downloaded) and AIS data, receive only. It may be much more limited than sophisticated AIS installs, but still functional. Any opinions welcomed.
__________________

__________________
brine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2014, 10:01   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
Paul_DY's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 39
Re: Digital Yacht iAIS Wireless AIS receiver

I am from Digital Yacht so have plenty of experience , but hopefully other happy owners of our iAIS will chime in with some "unbiased" feedback !!

To answer some of your concerns though, I can confirm that our iAIS has one of the best dual channel AIS receivers of any AIS manufacturer and comes with NMEA0183, USB and Wi-Fi interfaces, so can connect to pretty much any AIS compatible display or App on the market today.

The Wi-Fi interface can support 7 devices connected to it and provide all of the received AIS data to each of the devices at the same time - so your friends and family can also use our free iAIS app on their iPhones/iPads without affecting what you are doing.

If you connect the NMEA0183 output from your boat's GPS or Instrument system to the NMEA input on the iAIS, it will also combine (multiplex) all of this data with its own AIS data so that you have one Wi-Fi link with all of the boat's data on.

It will not work with the Navionics App, as Navionics have not enabled their App to read external AIS data yet, BUT it will work with a number of other Apps including iNavX which uses Navionics Charts. For a full list of Apps that can receive wireless NMEA data from our iAIS, please have a look at this article on our blog...
__________________

__________________
Paul Sumpner
Digital Yacht
Paul_DY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 05:22   #3
Registered User
 
RichardS's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Boat: Leopard 40 Catamaran
Posts: 5
Re: Digital Yacht iAIS Wireless AIS receiver

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul_DY View Post

To answer some of your concerns though, I can confirm that our iAIS has one of the best dual channel AIS receivers of any AIS manufacturer and comes with NMEA0183, USB and Wi-Fi interfaces, so can connect to pretty much any AIS compatible display or App on the market today.
Hi Paul

I'm looking at the iAIS but I use a Windows Laptop on board running OpenCPN which does accept and display NMEA AIS data. Presumably the laptop will connect to the iAIS wifi hotspot, as it does to any wifi hotspot, so, once connected, can I direct the iAIS output into OpenCPN?

I couldn't see the link to your blog so the answer it might be in there.

Richard
__________________
RichardS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 05:55   #4
Marine Service Provider
 
Paul_DY's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 39
Re: Digital Yacht iAIS Wireless AIS receiver

Hi Richard,

The iAIS will work perfectly with your Windows PC and supply AIS data wirelessly to OpenCPN. If you have a GPS or better still an instrument system with an NMEA0183 output, you can feed this in to the iAIS NMEA input and then this data will also be wirelessly sent to OpenCPN.

Unfortunately, I am not allowed to include links to our blog on these forum posts, but if you visit digitalyacht.net and search for iOS Apps, you will find the article at the top of the list.

BR
PAUL
__________________
Paul Sumpner
Digital Yacht
Paul_DY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:10   #5
Registered User
 
RichardS's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Boat: Leopard 40 Catamaran
Posts: 5
Re: Digital Yacht iAIS Wireless AIS receiver

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul_DY View Post
Hi Richard,

The iAIS will work perfectly with your Windows PC and supply AIS data wirelessly to OpenCPN. If you have a GPS or better still an instrument system with an NMEA0183 output, you can feed this in to the iAIS NMEA input and then this data will also be wirelessly sent to OpenCPN.

Unfortunately, I am not allowed to include links to our blog on these forum posts, but if you visit digitalyacht.net and search for iOS Apps, you will find the article at the top of the list.

BR
PAUL
That's excellent news Paul. I'll post this on the YBW forum as many of us seem to use OpenCPN. I also have NMEA0183 instrumentation so I can see this becoming a major project!

Many thanks

Richard
__________________
RichardS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ais, yacht

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AIS AIT2000 from Digital Yachts with GV30 GPS+AIS Antenna SFH Marine Electronics 1 16-02-2014 17:19
For Sale: AIS-MULTI AIS Receiver with built in Antenna Splitter kokomodenny Classifieds Archive 1 17-09-2013 09:53
For Sale: DIGITAL YACHT Smarterchart SC500A GPS Chartplotter with AIS FloridianLady Classifieds Archive 0 11-07-2013 08:02
For Sale: Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ GX 2150 VHF Radio/AIS Receiver with CMP30 Ram3 Second St westsailwill Classifieds Archive 6 23-04-2013 19:21
Digital Yacht AIS w/ OpenCPN ? SV Demeter OpenCPN 12 26-06-2012 12:30



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.