Mobile AIS Receiver with chart plotter
The easyINFOBOX enables the position of AIS objects in the area to be displayed
The box is an extremely robust and waterproof PP/ABS box and includes an autonomous AIS system with AIS receiver and integrated chart plotter.
Designed for the mobile usage
of AIS data
- Power supply possible via board net
- Exterior plugs for
GPS and VHF antennas
The easyINFOBOX-Diving developed by Weatherdock is a shock-proof PP/ABS box with an integrated AIS receiver for diving groups. Is‘s the robust, dust- and water-resistant housing for a AIS unit, receiving the signals from the activated easyDIVEPOS units of the group members which can be displayed by a integrated Chart Plotter. The easyINFOBOX is designed for the mobile usage of AIS data. By means of the DC plug power supply of every board net can be used. The box has exterior plugs for GPS and VHF antennas.
Function The AIS unit inside the easyINFOBOX Divi9ng receives via the connected VHF antenna transmitted signals within a distance of up to 12 nautical miles. The range depends on the receiving height of the VHF antenna. The received data are translated into a NMEA0183 protocols and is transmitted to the Chart Plotter. By connecting the external GPS antenna, the AIS unit receives it‘s own GPS position
- Helicopter Rescue-Units of oil platforms or offshore wind parks
- Diving groups
- Long-Term regattas with air support
- Charter units
In addition to the regular reception of AIS data, the easyINFOBOX has also been developed to receive the position data of certain objects within a “closed user group” in the function of a mobile headquarters. Such an application can be implemented together with the portable Weatherdock position transmitters, vmsTRACK-PRO, easyAIRDROP, easyRESCUE-DIVE, easyPOS’N’HOOK or iridiumIONEER. These transmitter units send their position reports on a special, encrypted frequency so that only the headquarters are able to display this position data to their own “closed user group”. The use of the easyINFOBOX by diving groups is conceivable, where the INFOBOX remains as a base station on the diving ship. Another possible area of application is mobile surveillance of a specific area, e.g. B. at a regatta. The use of the easyINFOBOX in a rescue helicopter is also conceivable, since the built-in receiver receives the emergency signals from an activated “AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter” despite the predefined “closed user group” and these are displayed accordingly on the chart display device.
- IP 67 (at 1 m water depth for max. 30 min.)
- Easy to open and close with two big cover flaps
- Internal AIS receiver with WIFi module
- Exterior plugs for power supply, GPS antenna and VHF antenna
- Signal color orange
- Stainless steel
What is needed?
What is necessary to use the easyINFOBOX?
In order to be able to receive the signals, the INFOBOX must be connected to an VHF antenna. This is normally available on board. The easyINFOBOX is powered by the on-board power supply. A corresponding connection is available in the box. In addition, the easyINFOBOX has the option of connecting an external GPS antenna. In addition, a separate signal generator for CPA alarm and incoming AIS S.A.R.T. Distress messages integrated into the box, which can be switched on or off with a switch if required. The user has to provide the map material for the map display device for the respective area of application himself. In order to be able to display the different positions of the “closed user group”, each object must be equipped with a portable VHF position transmitter. i.e. 1x easyPOSALERT per boat in a regatta, 1x easyRESCUE-DIVE per diver in a diving group, etc. The portable VHF position transmitters are not included in the delivery of the easyINFOBOX. Devices other than the devices listed at the beginning cannot be operated as a “closed user group”.
- Dimensions (L x W x H):
External dimensions: 27 x 24.6 x 17.4 cm
Inside dimensions: 25.1 x 17.8 x 15.5 cm
- Weight: about 5 kg
- Operating temperature range: -40°C to 99°C
- Housing: Polypropylene
- Snap closure: ABS (plastic)