AIS is becoming more popular with the advent of cheaper software and hardware. AIS uses VHF frequencies to broadcast and receive the AIS data and targets. AIS Radar can display data received from marine AIS transponders such as the ExNC 101 Class B AIS Transponder over a WiFi network. For AIS transponders or receivers without built-in WiFi support, an external serial WiFi adapter such as the SEAMate1A Lite, the Brookhouse iMux, the Roving Networks RN-370 or the Digi Connect® Wi-SP can be used.
Data from public AIS networks can optionally be displayed from the Internet.
- Radar like display of AIS data and targets.
- Course, heading and speed information of targets
- Variable radar display range
- Multiple symbols for AIS targets. Class A and class B transponders.
- Computes CPA, closest point of approach and TCPA, time to closest point of approach.
- Multitouch gestures to select display range
- Display modes of heading up, course up and north up
- Options to hide slow moving targets from radar display
- List of AIS targets and display all information about the targets