NGW-1-ISO-AIS compatible with Standard Horizon AIS alarms based on latitude and longitude -- DSC sentences not supported

Article HD25062, August 11, 2015

NGW-1-ISO-AIS units will convert the core AIS data received via radio but does not convert DSC sentences.


It is possible to connect a NGW-1 AIS variant model to a Standard Horizon type of radio unit that offers AIS data through one channel. The latitude / longitude data of ships will be processed properly by the NGW-1 and passed along to the NMEA 2000 network where that data can be used by any AIS software or displays.

However, data with the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) prefix is not converted and passed along by the NGW-1. (This is true as of 2015, though future developments may change this limitation.)