The renown magazine YACHT, the largest sailing magazine in Europe, has conducted comprehensive tests on 12 different AIS receivers.
The performance of each product was thoroughly tested; the operability and handling of the devices were assessed, comparing each of the device against the other. In addition, to reviewing the overall functionality, the technical components were also rigorously scrutinized. The investigations focused particularly on issues such as “shield”, “Galvanic mass”, “forwarded data records”, “Current consumption at 12.6 volts „,“ multiplexer „and“ receiving power”.
The results were impressive and concluded that Weatherdock’s devices took the lead; the Weatherdock easyAIS-IS receiver with integrated antenna splitter was the overall winner receiving 96 out of 100 possible points. Closely followed, in second place, was the Weatherdock easyRX2S receiver with 95 points. In third place, with 79 points, is the AMEC Cypho-150 receiver.
The other results ranged between 77 points and 24 points reflecting a very typical synopsis for yachts owners whom utilise this technology.
With this link you can access the contents of the current issue of the magazine YACHT (in German):