TAG: AIS

Comar AIS-2-2000 receiver, & N2K firmware updates
Sweet.  Comar's new little dual band AIS receiver not only outputs NMEA 2000 but is powered off it. Could there be a simpler install?  In fact, the AIS-2-2000 doesn't even have NMEA 0183 plotter or PC ports.  But the way ...
DY AIS200N2K, even better than it looks!
The picture tells a lot: Digital Yacht's new AIS200N2K is the first AIS receiver I know of with NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, and USB outputs. But get this: it can also multiplex 0183 input and gateway it to ...
SRT mini AIS modules, & trouble from the East?
I mentioned SRT's amazingly miniaturized Class B and SART AIS modules back in May, but seeing is believing. In that aluminum EMI enclosure at left is a Cobalt Class B transponder complete with precision GPS engine and power supply ...
Garmin 7000 and AIS 600, some install details
Today I checked out some just-received Garmin gear prior to installation on Gizmo, and I noticed some nice little changes.  For instance, this AIS 600 has an automotive blade fuse instead of a glass cartridge and its relatively flimsy holder ...
Ella’s Pink Lady vs Silver Yang, DBE! #1
DBE! is my new shorthand for "Don't Blame Electronics!"  And the collision of Ella's Pink Lady with the Silver Yang off Queensland, Australia, last September is a terrific example (especially as no one got hurt).  I first heard about it ...
Vesper WatchMate, hand’s on #1
It's good to get some solid hand's on time with the Vesper WatchMate AIS plotter, which I admired when it first appeared, then as it got a built-in receiver option, and finally as seen live in Miami.  And, yes, that ...
BlueAIS Class B, standalone with room to grow
One of the very first Class B AIS transponder prototypes -- the Shine Micro RadarPlus -- was a standalone design, and it seemed to make a lot of sense (though for some reason it never came to market).  It's a ...
DSC VHF channel changing SAFETY ALERT, depressing!
Sorry, but I'm going to start off this week with depressing news:  The U.S. Coast Guard -- which I've always thought of as a major proponent ...
AIS on fire worldwide, & hello AIS MOB tech
Turkey is mandating some 25,000 commercial vessels to carry the unusual Class B AIS transponders seen above, which function like conventional ones but with some special ...
Garmin’s latest, in Serbia
Just yesterday, in my blogging birthday post, I commented on Panbo's international reach, and today I've got some interesting evidence (and more tomorrow).  That shot ...

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