Can I avoid using a computer with my serial-port AIS Receiver?

Yes, you can! Instead of using your computer as a means of providing internet access to your AIS receiver, you may use a serial-to-ethernet converter that enables you to connect your receiver straight to your network port! This way, the converter will be collecting all the data from the serial port of your AIS receiver and will be sending it directly to our servers. In such a case, the use of a computer with special software installed (such as AIS Logger, NMEA Router etc.) will not be necessary. Some tested providers of serial-to-ethernet converters are (among many others):

All you have to do is to configure your converter so that it will be sending the collected data directly to the following IP address: "", port "5321" (UDP or TCP). It is strongly recommended to register your station by adding it to our stations list. In this case, you will be prompted to use a different port number (other than the default 5321) in order for your data to be distinguished from those coming from other sources. If you need any kind of support on this matter, please contact us.