Raymarine have announced the launch of their new Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, which features an integrated antenna splitter. The new Raymarine AIS700 Class B transceiver enables boat owners to share the same antenna with their on-board VHF equipment, making installation much easier, tidier and less expensive.
The AIS700 uses the latest networking technologies for faster updating, increased bandwidth and better range. It has been built to integrate seamlessly with Raymarine MFDs, instruments and PC-based navigation systems with expanded connectivity options.
Featuring a dedicated 72-channel RAIM-compliant GPS receiver for enhanced accuracy, the AIS700 connects to the boat’s multifunction displays using the latest NMEA 2000 and SeaTalk protocols. A built-in device called an ‘NMEA 0183 multiplexer’ makes integrating the AIS700 with older-generation MFDs and radios much easier.
As an additional feature, the AIS700 ‘silent mode’ allows certain users to cease transmission of their boat’s ID packets, while continuing to receive data from surrounding vessels.
For more information visit: www.raymarine.com.