Designed specifically to bring the benefits of Class B AIS to smaller vessels, this Digital Yacht transponder uses a high sensitivity internal GPS antenna to save space and cut down on installation time. Simply connect to power and a plotter, plug in a VHF antenna, and you're in business. The regulations for AIS demand that the Class B transponder has to incorporate its own GPS positioning receiver, which normally involves fitting an external antenna. The AIT1500 incorporates a high sensitivity GPS antenna within its compact case, and this eliminates antenna clutter and allows speedy installation. It's ideal for fitting on smaller vessels and tenders. GPS signals will pass through plastic, glass, and GRP, so the unit can be mounted below decks on many boats.
The transponder uses a NMEA0183 interface for simple connection to the vast majority of AIS-compatible chartplotters and also has a separate 4800 baud GPS data output for the DSC VHF if required. It consumes less than 2 watts of power and can operate on 12V/24V systems. Features a silence capability so the AIS transmissions can be muted while continuing to receive AIS traffic. A USB interface for programming as well as for PC/MAC-based navigation is included. Compatible with Digital Yacht's NavLink MAC app and SmarterTrack PC navigation system. A dedicated VHF antenna is required for the AIS or a suitable VHF-AIS antenna splitter such as the SPL2000. Can also connect to the WLN10.
• Advanced AIS design for the best performance
• Waterproof, compact enclosure
• Built-in internal GPS antenna
• Dual NMEA 0183 outputs at 4800/38400 baud
• USB interface
• PC/MAC programming software included
• NMEA input multiplex function
• Silence switch option
• Supplied with programming and utilities CD