AIS Receivers and Transceivers

AIS Receivers and Transceivers | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Operating in the VHF maritime band, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) system enables the wireless exchange of navigation status between vessels and shore-side traffic monitoring centers. Commercial ships, ocean-going vessels and recreational boats equipped with AIS transceivers broadcast AIS messages that include the vessel's name, course, speed and current navigation status.

AIS PRODUCTS

AIS FEATURES

TRANSMIT YOUR POSITION

Fitting a Class A or Class B AIS transceiver ensures that you are seen by other AIS equipped vessels.

VESSEL PROTECTION

As part of a suitably configured network, AIS enables owners to be alerted to unauthorised vessel movements.

PORT MANAGEMENT

AIS can be used as a highly effective port management tool allowing easy identification, control and direction of vessels.

COASTAL SURVEILLANCE

AIS and radar can be fused to create effective and efficient coastal tracking, surveillance and safety systems.

LightHouse II AIS Target Intercept Graphic Overlays | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

LightHouse II AIS Target Intercept Graphic Overlays

AIS Targets Overlaid on Chart | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

AIS Targets Overlaid on Chart

LightHouse II AIS Targets Overlaid on Radar Screen | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

LightHouse II AIS Targets Overlaid on Radar Screen

TYPES OF AIS

There are three types of AIS products:


RECEIVE-ONLY AIS

  • Inexpensive and low-powered
  • Receive and see other vessels Class A and Class B data on Raymarine MFD radar and/or chartplotter

CLASS A AIS

  • Required for IMO/SOLAS commercial vessels
  • Class A transmits and receives the full set of AIS information

CLASS B AIS

  • For small commercial vessels and pleasure vessels that do not need to comply with IMO/SOLAS regulations
  • Transmits shortened/simplified AIS information at a slightly less frequent rate than Class A
  • Less AIS functionality than Class A
  • Uses lower transmission power