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[CA] [CA11] Axiom AIS display and limits.
09-20-18, 07:48 AM (This post was last modified: 09-20-18 12:31 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[CA11] Axiom AIS display and limits.
We recently used an Axiom plotter in the Dutch Canal network, which is extremely busy. At times with over 400 targets were being received and shown on PC software, which as mentioned in the previous thread results in the targets being truncated to the nearest 100. This means that sometimes the furthest vessel is actually quite close.

Travelling in company with other boats, we were using the buddy feature. This becomes almost useless in such circumstances, since the software gives no priority to boats selected as buddies. The result is they disappear from the screen when they are further than the 100th furthest other vessel.

It would be very useful to be able to have ships selected as buddies visible whenever they are in reception range regardless of other filtering. It would also be useful to be able to see a list of only vessels that are selected as buddies, so you don't have to scroll through 100 other ships to see if they are within range or not.

One other slight criticism of the AIS display apart from the number of ships limit, is that when there is a break in reception from a Class B target (common due to weaker transmission power, slower transmission rate, traffic/sea state etc), the target indicator disappears from the screen very quickly (within a few minutes) with no indication that reception has been lost. It would be useful to have the target remain for a longer period, with some way of indicating the data is stale - greyed out, or struck through or something similar.
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09-20-18, 12:51 PM
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RE: [CA11] Axiom AIS display and limits.
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum caius,

Thanks you for the comments / feature suggestions for the AIS feature within LightHouse 3. These will be logged for consideration to be included within a future LightHouse 3 software update.

Please click here more information concerning product and feature suggestions.
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