This AIS & Radar solution comprises:
Add AIS, GPS and Radar to your iPad wireless navigation solution with the AIT5000 Class B+ AIS transponder and Furuno DRS4W 24NM radar.
The Furuno DRS4W radar is a wireless radar designed for operation with an iPad. No extra wiring is required other than a power source as data is sent wirelessly to the iOS devices (up to 2 can connect) so installation is particularly easy. The radar app is available as a free download from the app store but most users will utilise the TZ iBoat charting app to create a charting, radar and AIS capable navigation system.
The AIT5000 “Nucleus” Class B+ 5W AIS incorporates not only a full function Class B+ AIS transponder but also an antenna splitter allowing the main VHF antenna on the boat to be shared with the AIS and VHF. It’s design also incorporates the latest interfacing capability including NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, USB and a WiFi server to allow tablets and iPads to connect. The NMEA interface allows connection to any AIS compatible chart plotter and USB is available for MAC or PC users as well as allowing programming of the unit with your boat details.
The AIT5000’s wireless interface transmits AIS, GPS and NMEA 0183 data to all the popular navigation apps and software. The wireless interface can connect up to 7 devices and supports both UDP and TCP/IP protocol. Moreover, if you want the wireless interface to also transmit your NMEA 2000 data from your NMEA 2000 backbone, please choose the option with iKonvert which is an NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183 converter. iKonvert allows for new NMEA2000 equipment to talk to legacy NMEA0183 equipment. Conversions are bi-directional.
The Furuno DRS4W radar has to act as the primary access point but the AIT5000 can be programmed to join the Furuno network so that AIS and GPS data can be wirelessly combined with the radar video image and accessed by the TZ iBoat app for radar, AIS and charting overlays.