Raymarine extends its Automatic Identification System capabilities

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Raymarine has a new AIS500 transceiver as well as a clever AIS “buddy tracking” feature

Raymarine extends its Automatic Identification System capabilities
Raymarine extends its Automatic Identification System capabilities

The AIS500 combined receiver and transmitter is Raymarine’s latest addition to its AIS (Automatic Identification System) product range.

The system allows users to transmit and receive AIS data to and from vessels in the area, as well as to shore-based traffic centres. It features a GPS sensor that ensures highly accurate position data is broadcast.

The AIS500 is designed to network with Raymarine’s multifunction systems using Raymarine’s new SeaTalkng technology. It has dual channel (multiplex) monitoring ability, enabling it to pick up Class A and Class B transmissions over standard VHF frequencies. Operating with Raymarine’s A Series, C Series, E Series and G series – as well as being compatible with other manufacturers’ equipment through its NMEA 0183 interface – the AIS500 allows users to see the movements, size, vessel ID details and even the cargo carried onboard. This data is displayed as an overlay on a chartplotter or radar screen.

The AIS500 is designed to provide recreational boaters with added security and situational awareness. In many instances, understanding the size and movements of other ships and boats in the area can help users avoid danger.

Raymarine is also introducing AIS "Buddy Tracking". When integrated with Raymarine multifunction displays, this system will allow boaters to recognise known targets using unique on-screen icons and names, as well as a ‘buddy list’ of favourite vessels. AIS Buddy Tracking is now available on Raymarine G Series and C Series Widescreen and will be available shortly for E Series systems via a software update.

Visit www.raymarine.com.au or call (02) 9479 4800 for more information.


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