Digital Yacht Nomad Portable Class B AIS Transponder
Nomad is the World’s first portable Class B transponder with a wireless interface. It addresses the needs of so many boaters who want a portable yet sophisticated navigation solution with AIS and GPS and the ability to interface with tablets, PCs and smart phones. It appeals to charter skippers, professional mariners like delivery skippers and pilots as well as boat owners who don’t want the hassle of installing a dedicated transponder and like the concept of easy iPad and tablet navigationNomad ships with a compact 25cm VHF antenna with sucker cup mount and has a built in GPS antenna. WiFi and USB interfaces are standard and there are a wide range of compatible apps for iOS, Android, PC and MACThe USB power and data connection allows Nomad to be powered from any standard USB source. This can include low cost, 3rd party battery packs, USB PC connection or 12V USB adaptors/cigarette lighter adaptorsThe unit can also act as an AIS/GPS receiver only if MMSI and specific boat data is not available.