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I am running a ES 12 chart plotter with a seatracer AIS transponder. This works transmits and recieves perfectly on the plotter. However i cannot get any ais information on the i70. I saw a thread that stated the plotter does not send any information to the backbone from the ais. If this is the case will the system work if the ais is on a dropper to the back bone and not into the plotter. Or is there another solution that you know of.
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If seeking to have both the eS-Series MFD and i70S/i70 MFID display AIS information, the AIS receiver/transceiver should be disconnected from the MFD's NMEA 0183 communications interface and must instead be interface to the system's powered and properly terminated SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 backbone. Should the AIS transceiver not feature a SeaTalkng / NMEA 0183 communications interface, then a 38400 BAUD NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 data bridging device (ex. Actisense NGW-1-ISO-AIS, etc.) must be installed between the 38400 BAUD NMEA 0183 output port of the AIS transceiver and a spur port within the system's SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 backbone. Please additionally note that unless the system features source of heading data (ex. autopilot, AR200, etc.), then the i70S/i70 MFIDs will be unable to display AIS data until underway and making way (SOG > 2kts) so as to produce a valid course over ground (COG).
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