McMurdo Smartfind AIS Units
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a revolutionary automatic tracking and collision avoidance system originally developed as part of the GMDSS system. Although only required to be fitted by GMDSS mandate vessels, low cost AIS receivers developed for small craft mean that many leisure users are also now benefiting from the system.
A vessel fitted with an AIS transponder automatically transmits boat id, navigational status, position, course and speed data via VHF. AIS data from other vessels within range is received and can be shown on a dedicated text display or overlaid on a chart if interfaced with a chartplotter/ECDIS. As data is continually received and updated in real time, the movements of all AIS equipped vessels can be accurately plotted and their movements predicted. The Closest Point of Approach (CPA) data calculated for each vessel allows an alarm to be triggered if a collision is likely.
Designed to be fitted to large commercial vessels, Class A AIS transponders transmit at 12W and comprise of an integrated display, internal GPS receiver and interfacing capability. Class A transmissions are sent every few seconds and are prioritized within the AIS system. Class B systems are aimed at smaller commercial and leisure vessels, these transmit every 30 seconds at 2W, also feature an internal GPS and are usually a “black box” solution, designed to be integrated with a chartplotter or ECDIS display. Class B receivers are also available for small leisure vessels who wish to use AIS for collision avoidance – these do not transmit your own boat data, but enable AIS transmissions from other vessels in the area to be overlaid onto a chartplotter display.
|McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A|
MEETS 2016 USCG AIS MANDATE
A compact low cost Class A AIS transponder and the first to include an MOB alert function; view up to the minute information on the status and position of other AIS-equipped vessels around you while transmitting your own vesselÆs information at the same time. Information is easily viewed on the bright 3.5in colour display and operation is made simple using the ôjuggleö control to navigate the menus and functions.
Package includes: McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A Transponder unit with color display ò GPS antenna ò Junction box and link cable ò Pilot plug û remote socket box ò Companion PC AIS Viewer Software
|McMurdo Smartfind M15 Class B AIS Receiver|
Now everyone can benefit from the AIS safety revolution! The Smartfind M15 is a low cost ôblack boxö dual channel receiver for use on recreational and other non-mandate vessels. Designed to be integrated with a chartplotter PC or Mac it allows you to view up to the minute information on the status and position of other AIS-equipped vessels within range around you.
|McMurdo Smartfind M10 Class B AIS|
Perfect for smaller non SOLAS vessels the Smartfind M10 Class B Transponder transmits vessel position information as well as receiving all AIS targets within 20 miles of the boat. Using the built-in GPS receiver the Smartfind M10 determines position speed and course and once this is combined with other navigational information it is automatically transmitted without any user interaction.
|McMurdo Smartfind S20 SRS AIS Man Overboard Device|
|McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon|
Personal AIS Beacon