New Digital Yacht AIS transponder
Digital Yacht has launched a new Class B AIS transponder designed specifically for the growing number of boaters who use an iPad or tablet for their navigation.
iAISTX provides a wireless interface for AIS and GPS data to apps for both iOS and Android such as Navionics, iSailor, iNavX and TimeZero.
The apps offer a detailed overlay of local AIS targets updated in real-time allowing users to see collision avoidance data such as closest point of approach and time to closest point of approach.
The Class B transponder will send boat position and identity data to other AIS equipped vessels.
The new product follows on from the launch of Nomad, a portable AIS transponder last year.
The new model is designed for permanent on-board installation and is supplied with an external GPS antenna for below deck mounting.
“Demand for on-board, connect ‘n go tablet navigation is soaring with new apps and iPads tempting mariners to look at this competitive solution,” explained Nick Heyes, Digital Yacht CEO.
The product is programmed with the boat’s identity and physical dimensions through an app which also allows the user to silence the transmission and set up the wireless parameters such as passwords.
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