AIS doesn't have to be expensive. With dAISy all you need to start tracking ships are a VHF antenna, a Windows, Mac, Linux or Android device, and a clear view of the sea. This marine AIS receiver w...Read More…
AIS doesn't have to be expensive. With dAISy all you need to start tracking ships are a VHF antenna, a Windows, Mac, Linux or Android device, and a clear view of the sea.
This marine AIS receiver works great with OpenCPN, OpenPlotter, Ship Plotter and any other software that accepts serial data input. dAISy is also well suited for reporting local ship traffic to services like MarineTraffic.
If you are looking for an AIS receiver to connect with your chartplotter, our new 2-channel dAISy 2+ with NMEA 0183 output is for you.
OpenCPN, an open source chart plotter and navigation software, can be used with devices like dAISy to track ships on a map. Any software running on a PC, Mac or small Linux computer that accepts AIS data from a serial input will work with dAISy.
Several of our customers built chart plotters based on Raspberry Pi 2, OpenCPN and dAISy. A detailed write-up can be found here. A similar project based on the UDOO Neo single board computer can be found here.
Disclaimer: WE DO NOT RECOMMEND to rely solely on dAISy for navigation and collision avoidance!
A user of an early prototype of dAISy documented how to configure a Linux system like Raspberry Pi to report directly to MarineTraffic here.
Recently he even did away with the Raspberry Pi and reports to MarineTraffic just with dAISy and an ESP8266 WiFi module running an Arduino sketch. This is based on the auxiliary serial output and definitely needs some tinkering, i.e. for advanced users only!
An alternative approach is to connect dAISy to a Linux computer (like the Raspberry Pi) running Kplex. Kplex is a NMEA-0183 Multiplexer which allows to feed the AIS data stream to multiple targets, including services like MarineTraffic and AISHub. Kplex also allows you to setup a NMEA server to distribute AIS to other devices on your network, like for example via WiFi to a navigation app running on an iPad. MUPLEX for Linux and NMEA Router for Windows are a similar tools.
With the NMEA 0183 option, the dAISy AIS Receiver can directly talk to chart plotters and other marine electronics. In addition, the integrated DC/DC converter allows to power it from your boat's 12-24V power system, removing the need for a USB power source.
For more information and detailed specification of this adapter see the NMEA 0183 / RS-422 Adapter for dAISy product page.
Also check out the 2-channel dAISy 2+ with NMEA 0183 output, which costs only $5 more.
For tinkerers, an auxiliary serial data stream is broken out on the PCB. With a bit of soldering, advanced users can combine dAISy with a Bluetooth module to receive AIS on wireless devices, or connect a data logger like SparkFun OpenLog.
If UART serial communication is all you need, also take a look at the dAISy HAT, which can also run standalone without a Raspberry Pi.
And no, we won't void your warranty for taking a screw driver and soldering iron to dAISy :-)
With our open source work, we pioneered a new category of AIS receivers designed around the SiLabs EZRadioPro single chip radio IC. This architecture is instrumental for the very low price, small form factor and low power consumption. The trade-offs are longer acquisition time, lower sensitivity and less range than traditional AIS receivers.
Field tests with conventional dual-channel receivers (like SmartRadio SR162, advanSEA RX-100) showed that dAISy indeed has lower range and is slower to acquire targets. However dAISy clearly outperforms receivers in USB stick form-factor that we've tested so far (Quark-elec, MarineGadget).
Our observation is, that with a good antenna dAISy is well suited to monitor local ship traffic. If you need maximum performance and are willing to pay for it, go with a receiver from the established brands.
dAISy is professionally assembled in the USA. We offer a 12 month warranty on the product (excluding physical or water damage). Please contact us if dAISy prematurely fails or if you encounter any other technical issues.
We ship with USPS First Class or Priority Mail. International delivery is very reliable, however tracking is only available for a few countries. Please contact us if you have special shipping requirements.
We also offer international shipping with DHL for US$30 to US$120 depending on location. Please contact us for a quote if interested.
Note: For international shipping, VAT and other import or handling fees may be applied by your local customs. These are the responsibility of the recipient. We will always declare the purchase price excl. shipping.
|Shipping Rate||First item||Additional items|
United States Postal Service: First Class Mail
United States Postal Service: Priority Mail
Klaus | July 2, 2018
James | June 27, 2018
Art | May 6, 2018
Markus | March 14, 2018
Jay | March 7, 2018
Frank | Feb. 20, 2018
Rodrigue | Sept. 12, 2017
Wim | Sept. 11, 2017
Gino | Aug. 14, 2017
George | Aug. 3, 2017
Christian | June 26, 2017
Anne | June 16, 2017
Richard | June 4, 2017
Richard | June 4, 2017
Fiona | June 1, 2017
Harry | May 31, 2017
Giulio | May 26, 2017
Jonathan | May 2, 2017
Garth | April 13, 2017
Lucien | March 26, 2017
Tomasz | March 20, 2017
Alan | Feb. 26, 2017
Daniel | Feb. 21, 2017
Michael | Feb. 1, 2017
Gerald | Jan. 23, 2017
Meaghan | Jan. 5, 2017
Fabbian | Nov. 17, 2016
James L | Oct. 31, 2016
Leo | Oct. 22, 2016
Kurt Jon | Oct. 20, 2016
Michał | Oct. 7, 2016
Jim | Sept. 9, 2016
William | Sept. 9, 2016
Stuart | July 12, 2016
Julian | July 3, 2016
Dmitry | June 21, 2016
Richard | June 7, 2016
Amado | May 21, 2016
Marc | May 10, 2016
Paul | May 1, 2016
Murat | April 20, 2016
Michael | April 19, 2016
Anatoly | April 17, 2016
Jakob | March 1, 2016
Pierre | Feb. 10, 2016
Ian | Jan. 28, 2016
Jan Frode | Jan. 28, 2016
Martin | Jan. 25, 2016
Mobico Shipping As | Dec. 17, 2015
Eric | Dec. 10, 2015
Wilfried | Dec. 5, 2015
Aedan | Nov. 15, 2015
Curt | Nov. 12, 2015
Jacques | Nov. 9, 2015
Dave | Nov. 6, 2015
John | Nov. 5, 2015
Martin | Oct. 15, 2015
Frederick | Aug. 12, 2015
Rene | Aug. 4, 2015
Manfred | July 24, 2015
We recognize our top users by making them a Tindarian. Tindarians have access to secret & unreleased features.
We look for the most active & best members of the Tindie community, and invite them to join. There isn't a selection process or form to fill out. The only way to become a Tindarian is by being a nice & active member of the Tindie community!
Nighttime tinkerer with a passion for small electronics and software projects that are measured in kilobytes.