FOR LAUDERDALE, FL Cobham Life Support-ACR Products has introduced The Nauticast Receive Only AIS, an affordable, simple-to-install entry level Automatic Identification System targeting both sail and powerboat recreational boaters.
Capturing real time AIS data, the Nauticast Receive Only easily interfaces with a boater¹s chart plotter, radar or computer to provide a real time navigational safety tool. Featuring a dual channel receiver, the Nauticast Receive Only AIS offers exceptional sensitivity to ensure maximum range and reception of all AIS transmissions from both Class A and Class B systems. Data received from AIS transmissions would include position, speed, course and vessel identificationâ€¢ highly useful information, especially in areas of high vessel traffic or in bad weather with limited visibility.
Special features include:
— Dual Channel receiver (ensures that all AIS messages are received simultaneously)
— Exceptional receiver sensitivity ensures maximum range in the field
— Standard NMEA0183 output enables simple interfacing with most AIS enabled chart plotters
— Robust fire retardant, marine grade, water resistant plastic enclosure
— USB connectivity for simple integration with PC charting software
— Uses standard PL259 VHF Antenna input connector
— 12 or 24 V DC power input
— Act as a multiplexer for one additional third-party NMEA device
The MSRP for the Nauticast Receive Only AIS is $320.00, and the product is currently available worldwide. For a list of dealers go to www.acrelectronics.com.
AIS is a shipboard radar display, with overlaid electronic chart data, that includes a mark for every significant ship within radio range, each as desired with a velocity vector (indicating speed and heading). Each ship “mark” could reflect the actual size of the ship, with position to GPS or differential GPS accuracy. By “clicking” on a ship mark, one can learn the ship name, course and speed, classification, call sign, registration number, MMSI, and other information. Manoeuvring information, closest point of approach (CPA), time to closest point of approach (TCPA) and other navigation information, more accurate and more timely than information available from an automatic radar plotting aid, can also be available. There are a number of types of AIS devices, including Class A and Class B transceivers, AIS base stations, Aid to Navigation (AtoN) transceivers and AIS receivers such as the Nauticast Receive Only AIS.
About Cobham Life Support
Cobham Life Support is a world leader in life support and personal survival equipment for use under extreme conditions including oxygen systems for aviators and astronauts, crew restraints, flotation gear, emergency beacons and crew and cargo release systems.
Cobham¹s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 75 years, keeping people safe, improving communications, and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company has four divisions employing some 12,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of some £1.9bn / $3 billion