AIS ReceiversAIS takes the guesswork out of navigation
What about 'IS'
The abbreviation “IS” stands for “integrated splitter”.
If you already have a VHF marine radio antenna installed aboard your ship, you may also use it for your AIS receiver. The internal antenna splitter ensures the separation of the UKW radio signal and the AIS signal. The incoming signals are amplified prior to separation, so that not loss in terms of quality must be accepted. Thus, the troublesome mounting of a separate VHF antenna for the AIS unit is not necessary.
These AIS receivers do all have an integrated VHF antenna splitter:A043 easyAIS-ISA059 easyAIS-IS-WiFiA105 easyAIS-IS-N2K
What about 'WiFi'?
The term “WiFi” is a synonym for “wireless connection”
The integrated WiFi module makes it possible that all data is transmitted via radio, which is usually transmitted via cable to a chart plotter or via USB connection to a PC or laptop.
Recipients of this data may only be mobile terminal devices such as iPads, tablets or smartphones. These devices are “logged on” to the AIS device with a “point-to-point connection”.
Only one mobile terminal device at a time can be connected with the AIS unit in such way.
Internet access is not possible with this WiFi module as the AIS unit is not designed for that!
The following AIS receivers are equipped with a WiFi module:A071 easyAIS-WiFiA059 easyAIS-IS-WiFiA135 easyINFOBOX-mobile
What about 'N2K'?
The abbreviation “N2K” is a synonym for the new data format NMEA2000
NMEA2000 is a new data format which makes it possible to connect various devices in series. Simply put, the respective device takes just the data it needs and lets the other data pass. This is also called the “BUS-System”.
Previously devices have communicated in the format NMEA0183 where it was necessary to always connect the devices directly to each other. When using this new format it is sufficient to integrate the device into the data stream.
Those devices with the addition “N2K” have an internal converter which converts NMEA0183 into NMEA2000 and forwards the data into the NMEA2000 network via plug connector.
Below you can see which AIS receivers are available with an NMEA2000 adapter:A105 easyAIS-IS-N2K
The easyRX2S receives ClassA and ClassB AIS signals
AIS receiver 2nd Generation with integrated 2 channel receiver
AIS receiver with integrated VHF antenna splitter
AIS receiver 2.Generation with integrated WiFi module
AIS receiver with integrated VHF antenna splitter and integrated WiFi module
AIS receiver with integrated VHF splitter and WiFi module inside
Independent AIS System for mobile applications
mobile AIS system containing AIS receiver and chart plotter