Raymarine Launch New AIS Transceiver
Raymarine have launched their new automatic identification system (AIS) transceiver featuring an integrated antenna splitter. The new Raymarine AIS700 Class B transceiver will enable 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 SeaTalkng protocols. A built-in device called an ‘NMEA 0183 multiplexer’ makes integrating AIS700 with older-generation MFDs and radios much easier.
The AIS700 ‘silent mode’ allows certain users to cease transmission of their boat’s ID packets while continuing to receive data from surrounding vessels, a particularly beneficial feature for sports fishermen when their boats are engaged in high-stakes tournament fishing and they do not want to reveal their positions to other competitors.