Originally Posted by BruceB
I contacted navico today and they have confirmed Lowrance LCX plotters don't accept AIS input. There may be a product update next year to accomodate this but not at the moment, and no guarantees it will happen!
I have been looking at the various stand alone versions and only Furnuno and Simrad seems to be around that are waterproof and stand alone with screen.
They are both rather expensive, any other that anybody knows of?
As Jon has already said, since some of the units were developed, and AIS has become more available Navico have been buying up companies and now own Simrad as well as Lowrance. I'm convinced the update mentioned will be more of a 'Badge Engineering' solution.
What do you think Jon?