Full AIS coastal station designed in a standard industrial 19“ housing – „ready to rack“
The new Weatherdock AIS Receiver Terminal contains a full functionable AIS receiving unit which enables to be used as coastal station for regular AIS traffic control as well as special object tracking and monitoring in local areas.
By means of the 2 channel receiver unit inside, the AIS Receiver Terminal is ready to be used as coastal station for all kind of monitoring and tracking requests.
- LAN as well as USB connectivity allow to forward incoming AIS data in local or server-based networks all over the world.
- With the standardized 19“ rack housing the AIS Receiver Terminal will fit into commercial behaviour and authority control center work.
- With connection to external GPS antenna own position will be defined precizely.
The AIS Receiver Terminal will be a very cost effective solution for new coastal station projects.
What is needed to run the AIS Receiver Terminal?
To use the AIS Receiver Terminal in the best way, you only need to connect the unit to external GPS antenna and to VHF antenna used for AIS traffic.
To forward the incoming AIS data connection to server network via LAN is easy to establish.
AIS Class A Sea and Inland Waterway Transceiver
The easyTRX – SOLAS AIS Class A/Inland transponder provides SOLAS compliance and BSH certification at very attractive prices. The easyTRX – SOLAS AIS Inland transponder is developed in accordance with the latest Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration AIS Inland standard requirements.
The AIS Inland transponder is type approved.
The data link communication covers standard AIS messages and the required static, voyage-related and dynamic data as well as blue sign messages for inland navigation for increased situational awareness and improved safety for the individual ship.
The SOTDMA technology used in the AIS transponder transmits and receives information on all vessels within VHF coverage. This information includes position, identity, course over ground, heading, and rate of turn as well as navigational status and the destination of the ship.
The AIS Inland transponder broadcasts Inland blue sign status messages for upstream or downstream navigation; ships passing on starboard side, hazardous cargo carriage (Blue Cones), and estimated time of arrival at locks, bridges and terminals. Lock management, information on draught, type of cargo and destination is vital for decision making and safe maneuvering along the inland waterways.
Configuration and Interfaces
The AIS Class A transponder is easy to install onboard any ship by connecting it to a GPS and VHF antenna, and is complete after connecting it to the onboard sensors. To maximize the benefit of the investment, the AIS Inland transponder is delivered with an interface to the electronic chart system and/or ARPA radar. Moreover, the system is designed to support long-range reporting.
The shipborne AIS Class A Inland Transponder consists of an integrated Minimum Keyboard and Display (MKD).
- Increased situational awareness for inland navigation, the system communicates the blue sign for inland waters.
- The AIS transponder can be configured to operate either as an AIS Inland or a Class A transponder.
- The system communicates required static, voyage related and dynamic data.