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Furuno Class B AIS Transponder
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Furuno Class B AIS Transponder

  • Transponder Unit With GPS Antenna
  • Receives Both Class-A And Class-B AIS Information
  • Power: 12-24 Volts DC
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    Shipping Weight: 
    8.90 Lbs.
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    Important Information Regarding the Purchase of a Class B AIS:
    When you are ready to place your order, you will need to complete the AIS Static Data Programming Log.

    This required form must be sent to Defender Industries via e-mail or faxed along with a copy of your MMSI registration before your order can be processed. Our fax number is 860-701-3432.

    Because each transponder can only be programmed once with your personal MMSI number, orders CAN NOT BE CANCELLED AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE after orders have been placed.

    This Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) is capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between your ship and other ships or with coastal stations.

    The FA50 Includes:

    • Transponder unit with GPS antenna*
    • The transponder contains:
      • VHF transmitter
      • Two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels
      • Interface
      • Communication processor
      • Internal GPS receiver: The internal GPS is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver with differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.

    *VHF antenna is also required and can be purchased separately

    Standard Features:

    • Fully satisfies the technical standards for Class-B AIS, IEC 62287-1
    • Receives both Class-A and Class-B AIS information
    • Enhances safe navigation by exchanging critical navigation information from AIS-equipped vessels nearby
    • Greatly improves the level of the situational awareness even in fog, darkness or congested waterways
    • Outputs data to NavNet 3D, NavNet vx2 and PC through Ethernet
    • Flexible integration with various AIS compatible radar and chart plotters
    • Sturdy design mounts easily on a bulkhead
    • This unit complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3
    • It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions).

    AIS Information Received:

    • Dynamic Data
      • Ship's position
      • Coordinated universal time ( UTC )
      • Course over ground ( COG )
      • Speed over ground ( SOG )
      • Rate of turn ( ROT )
      • Heading
    • Static Data
      • MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
      • Ship's name
      • Type of ship
      • Call sign
      • Length and beam
      • Location of position-fixing antenna on the ship
    • Voyage Related Data
      • Hazardous cargo
      • Safety-related messages

    AIS Information Transmitted:

    • Static Data
      • MMSI ( Maritime Mobile Service Identity )
      • Ship's name
      • Type of ship
      • Cargo
      • Call sign
      • Length and beam
      • Location of position-fixing antenna on the ship
    • Dynamic Data
      • Ship’s position
      • Coordinated universal time ( UTC )
      • Course over ground ( COG )
      • Speed over ground ( SOG )
      • Heading
    • Voyage-related data:
      • Hazardous cargo (type)
      • Short safety-related messages, pre-set messages
      • Fixed form of safety-related messages
      • Pre-set messages

    What is AIS:
    The Automatic Identification System ( AIS ) improves the safety level of boating by exchanging information about the status of your ship with other AIS-equipped craft nearby. The system utilizes VHF broadcasts to handle information about the surrounding area, such as other craft and buoys and other aids-to-navigation. The AIS data includes target position, course and speed over ground, allowing you to foresee the course changes of particular targets. AIS targets are constantly visible even when they are shrouded in fog, in darkness, behind headlands, river bends or other obstructions.

    • Class A AIS is designed for Commercial and SOLAS Vessels
      • Class "A" transponders used on commercial ships and SOLAS vessels have many advanced features not needed by recreational users making them expensive
    • Class B AIS is designed for use on non-SOLAS craft
      • The class "B" standard offers all the visibility and benefits of the class "A" without the complications.

    Furuno Navnet Fax 30 Weather Fax
    Item #: 254960
  • Receives Valuable Weather Images and Navigational Information
  • Power: 12 or 24 VDC, Consumption: 15 Watt Maximum
  • Connect to NavNet 3D or 10.4" NavNet vx2 Display or PC
  •  Include

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    Furuno AIS Pilot Plug To USB Converter Cable
    Item #: 258365
  • Connect a PC with a USB Port Directly to an AIS Pilot Plug
  • Bi-Directional Cable Built into the USB Plug Shell
  • 3.28 Feet Long
  •  Include
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    Furuno RS422 To USB Converter Cable
    Item #: 258366
  • Connect Serial Devices to Computer USB Port
  • Self Contained Serial-to-USB Converter
  • 1.8 Meters Long
  •  Include
    Model #:
    Furuno RS232 To RS422 Converter Cable
    Item #: 258368
  • Connect an AIS Plug to a PC with a 9-Pin Serial Port
  • Self Contained RS232 to RS422 Plug Converter
  • 3.28 Feet Long
  •  Include
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    Vesper Marine External GPS Antenna
    Item #: 258468
  • Applications: AIS WatchMate WMX850 Class B AIS Transponder Only
  • Fully Weatherproof, Ultra-high Sensitivity
  • Multiple Mounting Configurations
  •  Include

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    Vesper Marine USB Cable
    Item #: 258469
  • Designed for WatchMate 850, XB-9000, XB-8000 Transponders
  • Includes (1) Fully Waterproof USB connector and (1) Standard USB Connector
  • Length: 16 Feet
  •  Include

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    Furuno Fluxgate Compass
    Item #: 256156
  • Rate Compensated Heading Sensor
  • High Speed Rate Gyro
  •  Include
    Model #:

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