I am looking for a shore side ethernet enabled AIS receiver. I have been offered a Furuno FA-30 which meets the specs of having an ethernet port, so that (in theory) the AIS data can be sent to other locations via internet.
Reading some comments on this blog and some searches, there doesn't seem to be a definate answer as to whether the AIS data over ethernet can be accessed by anything other than Furuno's AIS viewer software supplied with the unit.
Does anyone know if making a TCP/IP connection to the device address:port will just spurt out the AIS data, or will I find that it's encrypted/obsfucated?
Does anyone have any suggestions for any other TCP/IP enabled AIS receiver?
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