AIS class B transponder in our assortment
You can now purchase an AIS class B transponder in our webshop. In recent years, we have noticed that AIS is making a big step forward in pleasure shipping. The added value for the user is great, all commercial shipping in Europe is practically equipped with AIS, you see the other ships and - at least as important - you are seen by other ships and traffic posts.
We still deliver many (USB) GPS antennas via the webshop but the expectation is that everyone will switch to AIS over time. The AIS class B transponders for pleasure crafts are a bit less sophisticated than the Class A transponders for seafaring and Class A Inland transponders in inland navigation. Yet all systems are compatible with each other. There exist lifejackets with AIS channels that you can display in PC-Navigo. Connecting an AIS receiver to PC-Navigo is possible but then you will not be seen by others. In this modern age of digital navigation, this is certainly not recommended.
The transponder that we offer in our range is from the company Nauticast
from Vienna. Nauticast has been making AIS transponders for the inland and sea navigation for years. The device is solid, the cables, connectors
and antennas are of good quality and guarantee optimal operation.
The AIS comes with a USB interface for the PC.
The AIS Class B transponder is offered in a complete package with antennas, cables and USB interface. The sale price amounts to €446.28 ex VAT or €540 VAT inclusive. You can find the AIS here.