Raymarine has announced the new AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver and the AIS350 AIS Receiver. Engineered for seamless integration with Raymarine multifunction navigation systems, the AIS650 and AIS350 is said to bring a new level of situational awareness and safety to sailing, cruising, and fishing boats.
Operating in the VHF maritime band, the Automatic Identification System (AIS) enables the wireless exchange of navigation status between vessels and shore-side traffic monitoring systems.
The new AIS650 is a Class B transceiver unit, allowing full participation in the AIS network by receiving data from other vessels as well as transmitting data about its own navigation status to other AIS-equipped vessels.
This capability is said to ease the workload of the person navigating the boat by automatically highlighting targets on potential collision courses, and providing easy access to data including the vessel’s name, radio call sign, and navigation status.
A key feature of the AIS650 is the user selectable ‘Silent Mode’ which allows the captain to temporarily suspend broadcast of identifying information on occasions where either piracy or security is required. Silent Mode can be controlled directly from the Raymarine chartplotter or from an optional externally mounted toggle switch which can be mounted anywhere on the vessel. Other features include built-in Secure Digital memory card reader and 50-channel GPS receiver with built-in integrity management software.
The AIS350 is a receive-only product designed for small boats wanting the increased situational awareness and features a new dual-channel receiver designed for fast acquisition and download of AIS traffic data.
For more information visit www.raymarine.com.
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