AIS Radar displays Automatic Identification System data received from marine AIS transponders or receivers such as the ExNC 101, Weatherdock easyAIS or Digital Yacht, over a WiFi network.
View the position, course, heading and speed of vessels and navigation aids on a radar-style display. The display range can be changed from 1 to 9 (iPhone) or 18 (iPad) Nautical Miles via buttons or pinch gestures. Detailed information about a target can be displayed by tapping it.
The radar display can be switched between North Up, Heading Up (based on iPhone/iPad magnetometer) and Course Up (based on AIS transponder data). Optionally, slow or non-moving targets can be hidden for a less cluttered display.
List and detail views for AIS targets, showing all available information for a target in clear form. Symbols and icons for different targets (vessels with AIS class A and class B transponders, SAR aircraft and navigation aids).
AIS Radar receives and stores safety-related broadcast messages, so you'll not miss important information for safe navigation.
Works with AIS transponders/receivers with built-in Wi-Fi (such as Digital Yacht iAIS or Weatherdock easyAIS WiFi), or with any AIS transponder/receiver with a standard 38.400 bps serial AIS/NMEA data port connected to a serial-to-WiFi adapter.
AIS Radar has been developed by an enthusiastic sailor, with love for detail and a deep understanding of the needs of those at the helm, whether on a sailing or motor yacht.
For a good introduction to AIS technology, please refer to the Wikipedia article on AIS.
Following is a list of AIS transponders and receivers that should work with the AIS Radar application. Please note that not all of these devices have been tested. Also, the list is certainly not complete.
The following serial-to-Wi-Fi adapters should work with the AIS Radar application. Generally, all serial-to-Wi-Fi adapters will work that support the AIS serial data rate of 38.400 bps and that provide the AIS data stream on a TCP port (UDP is not supported).
This application is no replacement for professional marine equipment. Always adhere to the principles of good seamanship and use proper caution and common sense when commanding a ship.