AISnet is a new AIS base station receiver for use at home or in the office. Utilising the same high performance dual channel AIS receiver as the rest of the Digital Yacht range, AISnet also features an ethernet socket that can connect to a broadband router to send data to online AIS tracking services.
There are now a large number of internet based web sites, which offer a view of AIS equipped vessels on a background chart allowing users to check the position and identity of ships and yachts. If your home/office is close to the coast you can contribute your data to one of these sites, simply register with the company and they will give you an IP address and port number.
Using the setup program that Digital Yacht supply, it takes seconds to program the IP address and port into AISnet, which will immediately start sending your local AIS data seamlessly across the internet to be displayed on the site. Data that AISnet is collecting, can also be viewed locally on your PC using the free SmarterTrack Lite software. Plug the USB connector into your PC and AIS data will appear on your PC, whilst also transmitting over the internet.
AISnet is supplied with a universal UK/Euro/US mains adaptor that provides a regulated 12v supply from 240v/110v AC mains.
“Patented zero loss technology lets you share your main VHF antenna with both the VHF and AIS. Compatible with transponders and receivers.”
“An easy to install Class B AIS transponder with plug ‘n play NMEA 2000 interface. Built in GPS antenna and ideal for use on smaller yachts and boats like RIBs and center consoles.”
“Easy PC connections from a Class A AIS to a PC or MAC.”