AIS Radar for iPhone®
AIS Radar displays AIS (Automatic Identification System) data received from marine AIS transponders such as the ExNC 101 Class B AIS Transponder over a Wi-Fi network. For AIS transponders or receivers without built-in Wi-Fi support, an external serial-to-Wi-Fi adapter such as SEAMate1A® Lite, the iMux, the Roving Networks RN-370 or the Digi Connect® Wi-SP can be used. Alternatively, the application can display AIS data received from public internet AIS feeds such as Hi-Def San Francisco.
September 18, 2014: There are some minor (mostly cosmetic) display issues with the current AIS Radar 1.2 release on iOS 8, which are being investigated. Furthermore, release 2.0 is planned for later this year, which will fully support iOS 8, as well as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.
March 23, 2013: Version 1.2 is available on the App Store. The new release supports the iPhone 5 display and can use an external GPS/GNSS receiver (via NMEA 0183 RMC sentences) instead of the iPhone's built-in GPS receiver to determine the own ship's position if the AIS receiver does not provide this information. This release no longer supports the original iPhone and iPhone 3G.
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.