The comprehensive marine AIS package from ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal offers boaters access to a range of personal and navigational safety benefits. As the global development and growth of marine AIS continues to progress, this versatile technology will become an increasingly important resource for mariners.
Products already available include the new Ocean Signal ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder and the Ocean Signal ATB1 Class B AIS Transponder, the ACR Electronics AISLink Man Overboard device and the award-winning Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1, the new Ocean Signal AIS Alarm Box, the Ocean Signal M100 MSLD (Maritime Survivor Locating Device), and the ACR Electronics Class A AISLink CA1 and Class B AISLink CB1 AIS transceivers.
OCEAN SIGNAL ATA100
The Ocean Signal ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder is a combined SOLAS and Inland approved solution capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems to aid collision-avoidance and improve safety for both commercial and recreational vessels. Developed to meet the latest IMO carriage requirements and IEC standards, the new device incorporates Ocean Signal’s trusted technology within a compact design which is easy to use and simple to install. The ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder available rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard and features a 7-inch high-intensity, full-colour, rapid-response LCD to clearly display real-time marine traffic information. The coastline map and radar views have various orientation display options, whilst a standard target list display can be customised according to preference to provide immediate detailed information about nearby vessels.
The ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder is priced at £1999 excluding VAT.
For more information about the ATA100, go to http://oceansignal.com/products/ata100/
OCEAN SIGNAL ATB1
The Ocean Signal ATB1 is a powerful Class B AIS Transponder incorporating the superior SOTDMA technology and 5W output power to ensure increased visibility and navigational safety for leisure boat owners and captains. The new fully-compliant Ocean Signal AIS unit uses the SOTDMA (Self Organised Time Division Multiple Access) scheme to provide enhanced navigational safety and added assurance that the vessel will be seen day or night. The Ocean Signal ATB1 has a faster reporting rate and higher output power than standard CSTDMA (Carrier Sense TDMA) Class B units, sending AIS transmissions every five seconds instead of the CSTDMA two transmissions per minute. The unit’s 5W output power, compared to the standard 2W, allows the transmissions to reach further.
The ATB1 Class B AIS Transponder is priced at £590 excluding VAT.
For more information about the ATB1, go to http://oceansignal.com/products/atb1/
The ACR Electronics AIS Man Overboard (MOB) device, the AISLink MOB, transmits MOB emergency messages along with GPS coordinates to vessels with AIS receivers and/or plotters within a five-mile range. Manually or automatically activated upon inflation of the lifejacket, the ACR locating device also has the ability to alert crew to the emergency by activating the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) alarm on a vessel’s VHF radio.
The AISLink MOB is priced at $279 (€253)
For more information about the AISLink MOB, go to https://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/automatic-identification-systems-ais/mob/
The Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 also incorporates both AIS and DSC technologies within an extremely compact product which is designed to easily integrate into life jackets. It is automatically triggered in the event of a man overboard situation, sending the first alert within 15 seconds.
The rescueME MOB1 is priced at £209 +VAT.
For more information about the rescueME MOB1, go to http://oceansignal.com/products/mob1/
AIS Alarm Box
Developed to ensure that everyone on the vessel is alerted to a possible Man Overboard (MOB) or a crew in need of rescue, the waterproof Ocean Signal AIS Alarm Box provides visual and audible indication the moment any AIS-MOB or AIS-SART signal is received.
The AIS Alarm Box is priced at £149.00 +VAT.
For more information about the AIS Alarm Box, go to http://oceansignal.com/products/ais-alarm/
The Ocean Signal M100 Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) is a man overboard device with Automatic Identification System (AIS) and 121.5MHz homing beacon developed for the professional marine market and suitable for all offshore and lone workers. Once activated, the M100 will transmit an alert to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled plotters in the vicinity, as well as sending a 121.5MHz homing signal, for a minimum of 12 hours.
The M100 is priced at £299 +VAT.
For more information about the M100 MSLD, go to http://oceansignal.com/products/m100m100x/
The ACR Electronics AISLink CA1 Class A transceiver offers premium features and versatility for a range of commercial and leisure users. A leading AIS Class A option, the compact and easy-to-use AISLink CA1 is a GPS-enabled, commercial standard system which demonstrates the highest AIS transmission power and the most frequent transmission of AIS information.
The AISLink CA1 is priced at $2,800 (£1,779 +VAT / €2,449 +VAT).
For more information about AISLink CA1, go to https://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/automatic-identification-systems-ais/aislink-ca1/#sthash.fDWDUIHc.dpbs
The ACR Electronics AISLink CB1 Class B transceiver is ideal for a wide range of leisure boaters and commercial vessels across the world. The easy-to-use and reliable Class B AIS option sends and receives wireless navigational data to and from nearby boats and vessels including the vessel’s name, position, course or speed over ground, heading and rate of turn.
The AISLink CB1 is priced at $900 (£589 +VAT / €799 +VAT).
An installation video for the ACR AISLink CB1 can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9f4lPY1wCg&feature=youtu.be
For more information about AISLink CB1, go to https://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/automatic-identification-systems-ais/aislink-cb1/#sthash.tGf8wBv3.dpbs