Cool features of ProAIS software
I recently installed an AIS transceiver and used the included ProAIS software to configure and test it. I use Coastal Explorer nav program. Two useful features of the ProAIS software that I was unaware of, are output of the AIS' gps signals to Coastal Explorer and a software 'switch' to turn off the broadcast of the boat's position. My Furuno gps is the primary signal networked to CE, and now I have an easy backup gps solution with the AIS' built in gps. Nor do I need to hard wire a switch to turn off the AIS broadcast. Bonus!