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AISLINK CA2 AIS Transponder ACR

The AISLink CA2 AIS Transponder is a fully compliant Class A transceiver designed to complement the existing range of maritime safety equipment from ACR Electronics. This compact, single-unit solution is capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems. Real-time marine traffic information is continuously interpreted using a powerful internal processing engine and displayed on a 7” full-colour, rapid-response LCD. The coastline map view and radar view have various orientation display options allowing for user preference whilst a standard target list display gives immediate detailed listings of nearby vessels which can be sorted to the owner’s desire.

AISLINK CA2 AIS Transponder ACR
AISLINK CA2 AIS Transponder ACR

Used as an aid to collision-avoidance, the CA2 combines the trusted technology and fluid product design that have become synonymous with ACR products.

The AIS message-sending functionality is simple to use, ensuring safety related messages can be quickly delivered or received by the user with very little effort. An instant message and alarm function provides immediate notification of any potential problems or hazards including the deployment of ACR’s AISLink Man Overboard Beacon. It is also compatible with all other AIS Man Overboard devices including Ocean Signal’s MOB1, the world’s smallest Man Overboard AIS/DSC device.

AISLink CA2 Detail Click Wheel
AISLink CA2 Detail Click Wheel

Dynamic data such as location, speed over ground and course over ground is calculated automatically using the integrated 99-channel GPS receiver, while the static and voyage related data such as MMSI, call sign and name, type of ship, destination, ETA etc. is easily programmed into the AIS transponder via a user-friendly menu interface.

This single unit solution to meet AIS requirements ensures a minimal use of bridge space and its surface or free-standing mounting options allow for easy installation into almost any position or location. It also includes multiple connectivity options including WiFi, USB port, serial and Pilot plug.

The AISLink CA2 AIS Transponder Class A unit meets the requirements of the EU MED (Wheelmark) Directive and USCG/FCC regulations.

Features and Benefits :

  • Compact single unit solution with full color display
  • Color coastline map
  • Compliant with EU Inland Waterways standard
  • Radar and Target list displays
  • Selectable chart orientation
    Incoming message & alarm display
  • Alarm output for AIS SART, MOB and EPIRB detection
  • Surface mount and bracket mount options
  • Supplied with GPS antenna
  • Continuous self-testing with alarm notifications
  • Simple to use
  • Message sending functionality
  • Compliant to regulations
  • Wi-Fi and USB interfaces for PC & tablet connection
  • Pilot plug
  • Waterproof to IPx7
  • Isolated alarm relay contacts
  • Programmable for up to 30 MOB units
  • Simple installation

Spares and Accessories

Part Number Description
9624 GNSS Antenna (with 10m cable)
9626 USB On-The-Go Cable
9627 USB A to USB Micro Cable
761S-03342 Connector Kit
761S-02758 Pilot Plug Cover
761S-03498 Mounting Bracket Kit
761S-02760 Cable Management and Seal Kit

 

Warranty

WARRANTY LENGTH : 2 YEARS + Extend your warranty 1 Year creating an account during set-up allowing ACR to send you information and updates regarding this product.

Limited Warranty

ACR Electronics will at its discretion, repair or replace faulty product free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase shall be required for a warranty claim to be valid from the original purchaser. All claims shall be made in writing to ACR Electronics or an approved service dealer or distributor. ACR Electronics shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:

  • for any repairs or modifications carried out using parts not supplied or approved by ACR Electronics and for work carried out other than by ACR Electronics or approved service dealers,
  • for any part, material or accessory that is not manufactured by ACR Electronics the consumer will be covered by the warranty offered to ACR Electronics by the manufacturer or supplier of such a component,
  • for product which has not been fully paid for,
  • for any product supplied by ACR Electronics to a customer under an alternative warranty or commercial agreement, for the cost of shipping product to and from the customer.

This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. This warranty is to be interpreted under United States law.

Specification

Product Description AIS Class A Transponder
Part Number 2666
Compliance MED, USCG/FCC, Transport Canada
Warranty 2 Years
Transmitter
Transmit Power 12.5/1 Watts
Frequency Range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
AIS Modulation GMSK: BT 0.4
DSC Modulation FSK: Mod Index 2
Receivers
AIS RX1 & RX2 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
DSC 156.525 MHz
Sensitivity -107 dBm for 20% packet error rate (PER)

 

GPS Receiver Sensitivity High Sensitivity
GPS Receiver Channels 99 (acquisition) / 33 (tracking)
General
Dimensions 8.5” x 8.3” x 5.9” (214 x 211 x 150 mm)
Nominal Viewing Distance 20” (0.5m)
Temperature Range 5°F to 131°F (-15°C to +55°C)
Waterproof IPx7 (1 meter for 30 minutes)
Equipment Category (Display Unit) Protected
Equipment Category (GPS Antenna) Exposed
Supply Voltage Range 9.6V to 31.2V
Compliance Standards IEC61993-2, IEC60945, IEC62288¹
Interfaces
Serial Ports IEC61162-1 & -2, 3 Rx only, 3 Rx/Tx / Pilot Plug / USB²
Blue Switch Input Isolated
Alarm Relay Normally Open / Normally Closed: 2A max.

 

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ACR AISLink CB2 Class B AND AIS Bundle With Two Ocean Signal

ACR AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle With Two Ocean Signal is one of safety equipment and communication equipment usually used in for ship and offshore. ACR AISLink CB2 Class B AND AIS Bundle With Two Ocean Signal is the ultimate AIS package. With the latest in AIS Class B+ technology in the AISLink CB2 and best selling AIS Man Overboard Beacon in the Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1, this bundle brings safety to a new level of affordability.

More Information

The AISLink CB2 AIS Transponder is a fully compliant, waterproof Class B+ transceiver designed to help avoid collisions. Using advanced SOTDMA (Self Organized Time Division Multiple Access) technologies from Class A transponders, the AISLink CB2 features inherent advantages, including a faster reporting rate and a higher output power in relation to all Class B products that use the older CSTDMA (Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Access) technologies on the market.

AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit

With the addition of two (2) Ocean Signal MOB1 rescueMe AIS Beacons, your AISLink CB2 is also now your complete Man Overboard system. The MOB1 communicates with your AISLink CB2 as well as other vessels in the vicinity (up to 5 miles range dependent on conditions). In an emergency rescueME MOB1 provides 2 methods of rapidly communicating your position, accurate to a few meters, back to the vessel, plus providing a visual indication via its built-in strobe light.

AISLink CB2 Class B+ IAS MOB Survival Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B+ IAS MOB Survival Kit

The best chance of rapid rescue if you fall overboard comes from your own vessel. Your crew needs to be immediately aware of the incident and keep track of your position whilst recovery is carried out. Even in the most moderate of seas, it is alarming how quickly a visual sighting of a man overboard can be lost.

AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit

Using technology from Class A AIS, the CB2 has a faster reporting rate with reserved time slots for transmissions to ensure your broadcast does not get blocked in high traffic areas. The AISLink CB2 will transmit every 5 seconds while older Class B AIS units can only transmit once every 30 seconds. The CB2 also transmits at 5 watts of power, versus older Class B AIS that only transmit at 2 watts, broadcasting to a larger area for improved visibility.

Utilizing 99 acquisition channels and 33 tracking channels, the internal multi-GPS receiver continuously transmits your vessel information including position, speed, course, and heading, ensuring an indication of the most accurate global positioning at all times. In addition to transmission of dynamic vessel information, the AISLink CB2 also continuously transmits static information including vessel name, call sign, vessel type, vessel dimensions, and MMSI number.

Programming static information into the AISLink CB2 proves effortless as the user has the ability to simply upload this information via Wi-Fi using ACR’s free mobile app. For increased flexibility for the maximum number of users, the app is conveniently available from either the App Store (Apple) or the Google Play Store (Android).

Upon completion of the quick and easy installation process, the AISLink CB2 receives and interprets messages from other AIS equipped vessels within range and then seamlessly communicates this information to other navigation devices on your vessel such as chart plotters, laptops or mobiles using the CB2’s NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000®, USB or WiFi outputs.

A primary benefit that users can rely on is the transmission priority provided by the AISLink CB2 due to the use of the SOTDMA access scheme versus CSTDMA. Use of SOTDMA guarantees the same AIS transmission priority as a class A transponder, ensures a faster reporting rate with transmissions every 5 seconds instead of every 30 seconds, and also ensures a higher output power of 5 Watts instead of 2 Watts. These features not only allow the CB2 to convey a more “real-time” picture of your vessel’s position but also enables your transmissions to reach further.

Additional benefits include a multi-color LED indicator light communicating the ongoing operational status of the unit. Given that the CB2 also comes complete with an external GPS antenna, users have the ability to be transmitting AIS messages and enjoying the many benefits of the AISLink CB2 within minutes of install.

The AISLink CB2 provides a significant advantage in navigational safety, giving you the peace of mind that your vessel will be seen day or night on even the busiest waterways, regardless of what the weather may be.

As a leader in life-saving marine products for both professional and recreational use, ACR provides unparalleled safety and peace of mind with the AISLink CB2 AIS Transceiver.

AISLink CB2 Bundle Kit Features and Benefits:

AISLink CB2 (Class B+) Transceiver

  • 5 Watts of Power – More than double that of older Class B units
  • 12 Times the Transmissions Per Minute – 12 Times Versus 2 transmissions with CSTDMA
  • Guaranteed Time Slot Reservations
  • Increased visibility to other vessels
  • FREE user-friendly mobile app for set up and controls
  • Wi-Fi, USB, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 connectivity
  • Superior internal 99-channel GPS receiver & External GPS antenna (Included)

Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1 (2 Included)

  • Integrated DSC transmitter (digital selective calling)
  • 30% (typ) smaller than competitors
  • Automatic activation
  • Simple lifejacket integration
  • 7-year battery life
  • 24+ hours operational life
  • 5-year warranty
  • Fast accurate positioning

Warranty

WARRANTY LENGTH: 2 YEARS + Extend your warranty 1 Year creating an account during set-up allowing ACR to send you information and updates regarding this product.
Limited Warranty

ACR Electronics will at its discretion, repair or replace faulty product free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase shall be required for a warranty claim to be valid from the original purchaser. All claims shall be made in writing to ACR Electronics or an approved service dealer or distributor. ACR Electronics shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:

  • for any repairs or modifications carried out using parts not supplied or approved by ACR Electronics and for work carried out other than by ACR Electronics or approved service dealers,
  • for any part, material or accessory that is not manufactured by ACR Electronics the consumer will be covered by the warranty offered to ACR Electronics by the manufacturer or supplier of such a component,
  • for product which has not been fully paid for,
  • for any product supplied by ACR Electronics to a customer under an alternative warranty or commercial agreement, for the cost of shipping product to and from the customer.
    This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. This warranty is to be interpreted under United States law.

Specification

Name AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
Product Description Class B AIS Transceiver
Application Coastal Cruising,   Sailing, Offshore Recreational, Charters,
Waterproof IPx7 (1 meter for 30   minutes)
Weight 0.36kg / 0.8lbs
Warranty 2 Years (plus 1 on   registration)
Dimensions 101 x 162 x 58mm
Temperature Range Operational: -5°F to   +131°F (-15°C to +55°C
AIS Transmitter Frequency range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
Receiver Sensitivity -107dBm for 20% packet   error rate
AIS Receiver Frequency range 156.025 – 162.025MHz
Transmit Power (EIRP) AIS – 5 Watt
Power Supply 10.8 – 31.2 Vdc
GPS receiver High Sensitivity, 99   acquisition/33 tracking
Serial Ports NMEA 0183 [2 Rx, 2 Tx]
NMEA2000® [DeviceNet]
1 x USB
1 x WiFi IEC802.11 bgn
Man Overboard Includes 2 Ocean Signal   rescueMe MOB1 AIS Man Overboard Beacons
Integrated DSC   transmitter (digital selective calling)
30% (typ) smaller than   competitors
Automatic activation
Simple lifejacket   integration
7 year battery life
24+ hours operational   life
5 year warranty
Fast accurate   positioning

 

Read more : EPIRB1 PRO Application

ACR AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit

ACR AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit is one of safety equipment and navigation and communication type usually used in marine and offshore. The new AISLink CB2 AIS Bundle Kit is the ultimate AIS package. With the latest in AIS Class B+ technology in the AISLink CB2 and best selling AIS Man Overboard Beacon in the Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1, this bundle brings safety to a new level of affordability.

More Information

The AISLink CB2 AIS Transponder is a fully compliant, waterproof Class B+ transceiver designed to help avoid collisions. Using advanced SOTDMA (Self Organized Time Division Multiple Access) technologies from Class A transponders, the AISLink CB2 features inherent advantages, including a faster reporting rate and a higher output power in relation to all Class B products that use the older CSTDMA (Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Access) technologies on the market.

AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit

With the addition of two (2) Ocean Signal MOB1 rescueMe AIS Beacons, your AISLink CB2 is also now your complete Man Overboard system. The MOB1 communicates with your AISLink CB2 as well as other vessels in the vicinity (up to 5 miles range dependent on conditions). In an emergency rescueME MOB1 provides 2 methods of rapidly communicating your position, accurate to a few meters, back to the vessel, plus providing a visual indication via its built-in strobe light.

AISLink CB2 Class B+ IAS MOB Survival Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B+ IAS MOB Survival Kit

The best chance of rapid rescue if you fall overboard comes from your own vessel. Your crew needs to be immediately aware of the incident and keep track of your position whilst recovery is carried out. Even in the most moderate of seas, it is alarming how quickly a visual sighting of a man overboard can be lost.

AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit

Using technology from Class A AIS, the CB2 has a faster reporting rate with reserved time slots for transmissions to ensure your broadcast does not get blocked in high traffic areas. The AISLink CB2 will transmit every 5 seconds while older Class B AIS units can only transmit once every 30 seconds. The CB2 also transmits at 5 watts of power, versus older Class B AIS that only transmit at 2 watts, broadcasting to a larger area for improved visibility.

Utilizing 99 acquisition channels and 33 tracking channels, the internal multi-GPS receiver continuously transmits your vessel information including position, speed, course, and heading, ensuring an indication of the most accurate global positioning at all times. In addition to transmission of dynamic vessel information, the AISLink CB2 also continuously transmits static information including vessel name, call sign, vessel type, vessel dimensions, and MMSI number.

Programming static information into the AISLink CB2 proves effortless as the user has the ability to simply upload this information via Wi-Fi using ACR’s free mobile app. For increased flexibility for the maximum number of users, the app is conveniently available from either the App Store (Apple) or the Google Play Store (Android).

Upon completion of the quick and easy installation process, the AISLink CB2 receives and interprets messages from other AIS equipped vessels within range and then seamlessly communicates this information to other navigation devices on your vessel such as chart plotters, laptops or mobiles using the CB2’s NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000®, USB or WiFi outputs.

A primary benefit that users can rely on is the transmission priority provided by the AISLink CB2 due to the use of the SOTDMA access scheme versus CSTDMA. Use of SOTDMA guarantees the same AIS transmission priority as a class A transponder, ensures a faster reporting rate with transmissions every 5 seconds instead of every 30 seconds, and also ensures a higher output power of 5 Watts instead of 2 Watts. These features not only allow the CB2 to convey a more “real-time” picture of your vessel’s position but also enables your transmissions to reach further.

Additional benefits include a multi-color LED indicator light communicating the ongoing operational status of the unit. Given that the CB2 also comes complete with an external GPS antenna, users have the ability to be transmitting AIS messages and enjoying the many benefits of the AISLink CB2 within minutes of install.

The AISLink CB2 provides a significant advantage in navigational safety, giving you the peace of mind that your vessel will be seen day or night on even the busiest waterways, regardless of what the weather may be.

As a leader in life-saving marine products for both professional and recreational use, ACR provides unparalleled safety and peace of mind with the AISLink CB2 AIS Transceiver.

AISLink CB2 Bundle Kit Features and Benefits:

AISLink CB2 (Class B+) Transceiver

  • 5 Watts of Power – More than double that of older Class B units
  • 12 Times the Transmissions Per Minute – 12 Times Versus 2 transmissions with CSTDMA
  • Guaranteed Time Slot Reservations
  • Increased visibility to other vessels
  • FREE user-friendly mobile app for set up and controls
  • Wi-Fi, USB, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 connectivity
  • Superior internal 99-channel GPS receiver & External GPS antenna (Included)

Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1 (2 Included)

  • Integrated DSC transmitter (digital selective calling)
  • 30% (typ) smaller than competitors
  • Automatic activation
  • Simple lifejacket integration
  • 7-year battery life
  • 24+ hours operational life
  • 5-year warranty
  • Fast accurate positioning

Warranty

WARRANTY LENGTH: 2 YEARS + Extend your warranty 1 Year creating an account during set-up allowing ACR to send you information and updates regarding this product.
Limited Warranty

ACR Electronics will at its discretion, repair or replace faulty product free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase shall be required for a warranty claim to be valid from the original purchaser. All claims shall be made in writing to ACR Electronics or an approved service dealer or distributor. ACR Electronics shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:

  • for any repairs or modifications carried out using parts not supplied or approved by ACR Electronics and for work carried out other than by ACR Electronics or approved service dealers,
  • for any part, material or accessory that is not manufactured by ACR Electronics the consumer will be covered by the warranty offered to ACR Electronics by the manufacturer or supplier of such a component,
  • for product which has not been fully paid for,
  • for any product supplied by ACR Electronics to a customer under an alternative warranty or commercial agreement, for the cost of shipping product to and from the customer.
    This warranty does not affect your statutory rights. This warranty is to be interpreted under United States law.

Specification

Name AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Bundle Kit
Product Description Class B AIS Transceiver
Application Coastal Cruising,   Sailing, Offshore Recreational, Charters,
Waterproof IPx7 (1 meter for 30   minutes)
Weight 0.36kg / 0.8lbs
Warranty 2 Years (plus 1 on   registration)
Dimensions 101 x 162 x 58mm
Temperature Range Operational: -5°F to   +131°F (-15°C to +55°C
AIS Transmitter Frequency range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
Receiver Sensitivity -107dBm for 20% packet   error rate
AIS Receiver Frequency range 156.025 – 162.025MHz
Transmit Power (EIRP) AIS – 5 Watt
Power Supply 10.8 – 31.2 Vdc
GPS receiver High Sensitivity, 99   acquisition/33 tracking
Serial Ports NMEA 0183 [2 Rx, 2 Tx]
NMEA2000® [DeviceNet]
1 x USB
1 x WiFi IEC802.11 bgn
Man Overboard Includes 2 Ocean Signal   rescueMe MOB1 AIS Man Overboard Beacons
Integrated DSC   transmitter (digital selective calling)
30% (typ) smaller than   competitors
Automatic activation
Simple lifejacket   integration
7 year battery life
24+ hours operational   life
5 year warranty
Fast accurate   positioning

 

Read more : EPIRB1 PRO Application

Maritime AIS Transponder

SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

SmartFind M5 Class A provides automated AIS communication from ‘ship-to-ship’ and ‘ship-toshore’, transmitting and receiving vessel, voyage and safety related information. Own vessel voyage, position and course information is automatically transmitted and the AIS information provided by other ships in the vicinity, shore based stations and AIS equipped aids to navigation are clearly displayed.

The complete AIS solution

The comprehensive interface capability of SmartFind M5 supports connection to a vessel’s existing navigation sensors; connection of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), or Electronic Chart System (ECS) using NMEA, NMEA2000 or USB interfaces. SmartFind M5 is suitable for all vessels that are required by legislation to fit AIS equipment and is high seas and Inland waterways certified.

The SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder gives mariners the ability to view at a glance the AIS status of vessels all around them and provides access to a host of detailed vessel navigation information.

Key Features

Smartfind AIS Class A Transponder
Smartfind AIS Class A Transponder

• Compact Design.
• 3.5” colour LCD display.
• Embedded coastline map.
• Detailed target list and Radar overview.

• Features AIS MOB SART alarm to aid MOB recovery.
• GPS antenna.
• Cable junction box, Pilot plug.
• Mounting kit and flush mount.
• PC AIS Viewer software.

Low cost, reduced size and easy installation make the M5 ideal to meet the budgets and demands of owners and vessel operators.

Pioneering Safety features

SmartFind M5 is a flexible, user-friendly and costeffective AIS Class A transponder, incorporating a fully comprehensive AIS MOB and AIS SART alarm to aid MOB recovery. It provides on screen indication and internal buzzer when any AIS SART/MOB TXID is received, an optional remote waterproof (MOB / alarm) sounder is also available. It also allows a “crew list” of the vessels own AIS MOB IDs and associated crew name and has a steer to rescue MOB casualty target screen. The AIS MOB alarm feature is compatible with the McMurdo S10 and S20 AIS MOB devices and other AIS SART device.

SmartFind M5 Specifications

Technical Data

Standards : Meets the requirements of the international standards for Class A Shipborne AIS systems; IMO Resolution A.694(17), IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, IMO Resolution MSC 191(79), ITU-R M.1371-4, ITU-R M.1084-5, ITU-R M.825-3, IEC 60945, IEC 61993-2, IEC 61162-1,2,3, IEC 61108-1, IEC 62288.

Type Approvals : Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 96/98 EC, 2011/75/EU,2012/32/EU, USA FCC, Canada I.C., WSV – Inland waterways.

Technical specifications

Power consumption : 9W average, 65W peak @ 12V DC.
Power supply requirements : 12/24 VDC.
Default Frequencies : AIS1 161.975 MHz, AIS2 162.025 MHz.
DSC channel 70 : 156.525 MHz.

AIS Transceiver

Power output : 12.5 Watt / 1.0 Watt.
Frequency range : 156.025-162.025 MHz.

DSC Receiver

Frequency range : VHF Channel 70 (156.525 MHz).

Connection Interface

VHF antenna : PL259, 50 Ohms.
GNSS antenna : TCN, 50 Ohms.
DC Power, Mini USB, 37 pin data connector.
Interface ports: RS-422, IEC 61162-1,2
3 x navigation sensor input ports SEN1, SEN2, SEN3 and SEN4.
2 x Bi-directional input/output ports MAIN and AUX/Pilot.
1 x Bi-directional input/output port LR (Long Range).
1 x DGNSS correction input.
1 x NMEA 2000.
Alarm relay output
Integral GNSS : 50 channel GPS receiver, SBAS, MSAS, WAAS, GAGAN and EGNOS enabled.
Supports DGPS correction by AIS msg 17 or RTCM input port.
Provides UTC and fallback navigation position for AIS.

Controls

Display : 3.5” 320 x 240 colour TFT LCD.
Backlight : Multi level.
Viewing Mode : Map outline, Radar view, Target List, Message views.
Controls : 6 keys, Multi-Function Knob.
Menu language options include : French, Spanish, German.

Items included

• Transponder unit with colour display.
• GPS antenna.
• Junction box and link cable.
• Pilot plug — remote socket box.
• Companion PC AIS Viewer Software.

Environmental
Operating temperature : -15 ºC to +55 ºC.
Storage temperature : -20 ºC to +70 ºC.
General : IEC 604945 protected category.
Control unit : IPX2.

Physical
Width x Height x Depth : 261 x 184 x 102 mm.
Mounting : Desk bracket and panel fixing kit included.
Weight : 2.5 kg.

Breakout junction box
Screw termination connection block.
Width x Height x Depth : 165 x 55 x 85 mm.

GPS antenna
Size : Diameter 90.8 mm x 104.7 mm high.
Mounting : 11/4 inch thread.
Cable 10m, connector (fitted) : TNC 50 Ohms.

Pilot Plug box
IMO compliant socket with 2m cable.
Width x Height x Depth : 104 x 60 x 40 mm.
Length including pole extended : 155 cm.
Lanyard : 10 m, 50Kg breaking strain.

Mounting
Stowage case (packed) : 940g H390 x D80 x W150 (mm).
Bulkhead bracket : 230g.

Related articles : AIS AtoN (Aids to Navigation)

ICOM MA-500TR Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) Transponder

Designed for Non- SOLAS vessels such as pleasure craft, workboats and small vessels, the MA-500TR is a compact, waterproof Class B AIS transponder that actively notifies other vessels of your exact position, thus increasing your safety at sea. The MA-500TR also has a dual channel receiver allowing boat owners to receive AIS information (both Class A and Class B AIS signals) on two channels simultaneously. This real-time information is then displayed on its large, backlit full dot-matrix display giving the boat owner real-time vessel traffic information thus aiding navigation and collision avoidance. The MA-500TR can work independently or connect with a PC or other marine network equipment. When connected to a compatible Icom VHF radio , an individual DSC call can be made easily from the MA-500TR.

Class B AIS transponder

Vessel information is automatically transmitted with 30 second or 3 minutes intervals at 2W output power depending on the movement/speed of the vessel. The MA-500TR receives dual AIS channels (Ch. 87B and Ch. 88B) simultaneously and receives both Class A and Class B AIS information.

ICOM MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder
ICOM MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder

Transmitted Information with MA-500TR

Static data

  • MMSI code • Vessel name.
    • Call sign.
    • Type of ship.
    • GPS antenna position Dynamic data.
  • Ship’s position.
    • SOG (Speed over ground).
    • COG (Course over ground).
    • UTC date and time.
    • GPS antenna type (Internal/external).
  • PA (Position Accuracy).

Simple Operation

The MA-500TR has three basic display types; Plotter, Target list and Danger list. The “Display mode” button allows you to toggle between these display types. In addition to these displays, the detail screen shows information about the selected AIS target.

  • The “Plotter Display” looks similar to a marine radar display. The display supports north-up and course up and range zoom from 0.125 NM to 24 NM.
  • The “Target List Display” shows all detected AIS equipped vessels and targets.
  • The “Danger List Display” shows a list of vessels which are within 6 NM CPA and 60 minutes TCPA from your vessel. The “Danger List” can be sorted by CPA or TCPA order by cursor keys.

CPA and TCPA for collision-risk management

The CPA (Closest Point of Approach) and TCPA (Time to CPA) alerts you when a vessel is within a pre-set distance (from 0.1 NM to 6.0 NM) and time to come into the CPA range (from 1 minute to 60 minutes). When a vessel comes into the CPA and TCPA range, the vessel icon blinks on either the plotter display and emits a beep sound. When connected to external audio equipment the collision alarm gives the boat-owner extra warning of potential impact.

Individual DSC Call

The MA-500TR can be integrated with the Icom IC-M423, IC-M505* and IC-M603** allowing you to transmit DSC individual calls to a selected vessel instantly without manual MMSI entry; very handy in an emergency.

* IC-M505 version 24 or modification may be required

** #34 version or Firmware upgrade may be required

100 Waypoints Memory

The MA-500TR can store up to 100 waypoints with a10-character name in the waypoint list. The Man Over Board “MOB” button allows you to set a waypoint on your current position instantly on the plotter display.

Safety-Related Message Reception

When the MA-500TR receives a safety-related message from a Class A AIS transponder, the message icon appears on the plotter display and the MA-500TR automatically stores the last 20 messages.

Full Dot-Matrix Display

128mm x128mm dot-matrix large display shows real-time traffic information and works independently from a PC or other marine network equipment. The display has adjustable backlight and contrast.

IPX7 Waterproof protection

To withstand the demands of the marine environment, the MA-500TR has waterproof protection equivalent to the IPX7 standard (Except connectors). The MA-500TR can withstand submersion in one metre of water for up to thirty minutes.

3-Line NMEA Input/Output

The MA-500TR has 15-pin D-SUB connector providing 3-lines of NMEA input/output on the rear panel. The supplied NMEA connector cable simplifies the installation and connection to the VHF radio and other navigation equipment. The data speed is programmable from 4,800 bps (IEC61162-1) and 38,400 bps (IEC61162-2) for NMEA1 and NMEA3 ports*.

* NMEA2 port is fixed to 38,400 bps.

GPS Receiver Comes with MA-500TR

The MX-5000 GPS receiver is a 12 channel parallel GPS receiver with SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) function. The POS (position) smoothing and SOG (speed over ground) smoothing adjustment can be set for the vessel position and speed information. The GPS receiver is tested to and has passed the IEC 60945 exposed environmental test standard.

Icom MA-500TR Other Features :

  • Self diagnostics function (Monitor test and transponder test).
  • Flush mount installation with optional MB-75 flush mount kit.
CLASS B AIS TRANSPONDER
CLASS B AIS TRANSPONDER

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