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AIS Engine v3

Class B AIS receiver
A low cost introduction to receiving AIS data that works with both seaPro and seaPro lite as well any other software/chart plotter that can accept the AIS NMEA 0183 data.

The AIS engine comes complete with a data cable to connect to a 9 pin serial port (or via a USB to serial converter) on a PC and a 12 volt power cable - Just add a standard VHF marine antenna to complete the installation.

The AIS engine is compatible with all current versions of seaPro (inc free version) as well as any other software or hardware that can accept the NMEA 0183 output (VDM sentence).

Although this is a single channel unit it can still receive both of the standard A and B AIS channels by switching automatically between the two frequencies.

Want higher performance and a better specification? Then the USB dual channel AIS receiver gives an improved performance and comes complete with a USB interface removing the need for an additional serial port on the PC.

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Technical Data


• Operating frequencies 162.025 and 161.975 mHz (Standard channels A and B)
• Supply voltage - 10 to 16 volts DC
• Supply current 43mA
• Messages relayed - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 18, 21 and 24
• Antenna input - 50 ohm BNC
• Data connector - 9 pin 'D' type
• Mounting - via two molded flanges
• Dimensions - 115 x 100 x 30mm
• Output format - NMEA 0183 (38400 Baud)
• VDM encapsulation string conforming to ITU-1371
• Power and signal LED indicators