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Nauticast™ B AIS
Automatic Identification System Transponder
NEWS FLASH !
received authorization in early October, 2008 as required by the Rules of
the FCC and now IS be offered for
sale in the U.S.A.
You've seen the ads
Now, here it is !!
NEW ACR Nauticast™ B AIS -
Automatic Identification System Transponder
Transmits and Receives
ACR Nauticast-B transponder is a plug and play AIS solution.
Enjoy the benefits of the AIS system knowing larger commercial
vessels are aware of your position increasing your personal safety
while navigating at sea.
Unlike receive only AIS devices which do not transmit vessel
information to surrounding traffic, the Nauticast-B system allows
you to virtually participate in neighboring vessels maneuvering
activities for collision avoidance. Announce your identity,
position, speed and course over ground to oncoming traffic allows
for increased security that you will be seen in low visibility
Avoid not being seen because of extreme weather conditions or busy
vessel traffic environments. Generate a safety distress message to
surrounding AIS vessels, base-stations, and SAR teams. All in all,
it is a horizon expanding experience; especially in combination with
an electronic chart system.
Important Information !
Each ACR Nauticast™ B transponder
sold in the U.S.A. MUST be programmed by the seller prior to
sale. Once the order is confirmed and the unit programmed
the order may NOT BE CANCELLED nor the unit Returned.
Required Programmable Information
Vessel Call Sign
GPS Antenna Location
A form will be provided when order is
A "MMSI Number" is a Maritime Mobile Service
Identity Number. If a vessel is required to have an FCC
/ VHF License, the MMSI number is assigned with the FCC /
VHF License. If an FCC / VHF License is not required, the
MMSI number is the same number that is issued for used with
the newer DSC, Digital Selective Calling, integrated VHF
To obtain an MMSI number, please click on
this link to access BoatUS.com for
MMSI Number Assignment Instructions.
For further information about the international MMSI system one can go to the
USCG Navigation Center.
Size it Up!
Nauticast's alluring measurements are 7.8" (D) x 6.2 (W) x
1.84" (H) (18 x 15.8 x 4.7 cm). It's a lightweight at 13.2
oz. (375 g) and won't take up much space mounted under the
dash. Position the Safety Switch (1" x 1") on your console
for easy access in case of an accident.
Plug and Play
Inventive technology at its best! Three sockets suffice to
connect power, sensors, and antennas; and initial
transponder operation is up and running within minutes.
Plug & Play system includes: Class B AIS Transponder, GPS
antennas, data/power cables and remote Safety Message
Safety Related Message /
The remote SRM button saves the precise coordinates of the
incident and immediately generates a safety distress message
to surrounding vessels.
Or configure the SRM switch to allow you to operate in
stealth mode only, receiving AIS data and not sharing for
added security to avoid being noticed by pirating vessels.
Data cable directly interfaces with your chart plotter or
ACR AIS products undergo stringent quality testing and with
thousands of AIS transponders on the market, the Nauticast
brand is a tried and tested system which already gained
substantial market penetration in this young market.
7.8 x 6.22
x 1.84" (198 x 158 x 46.7 mm)
DC (9.6 -
15.6V). Average power consumption 4W. Peak
current rating 2A.
Internal) IEC 61108-1 compliant
38.4k Baud bi-directional
RS422 NMEA 38.4k Baud bi-directional
Antenna connector (UHF female bulkhead
GPS Antenna connector (TNC female bulkhead
RS422 / Data / Power (15 pin connector)
Typically, 1.5 meter DSUB
Receiver x2 (one receiver time shared between
AIS and DSC)
AIS2: 162.025 MHx
156.025 - 162.025 MHz in 25 kHz steps
2W (33 dBm
± 1.5 dB)
GMSK (AIS, TX and RX)
25 kHz AFSK (DSC, RX only)
9600 b/s ±
50 ppm (GMSK)
1200 b/s ± 30 ppm (FSK)
Sensitivity - 107 dBm 25 kHz (message error rate
Co-channel 10 dB
Adjacent Channel 70 dB
IMD 65 dB
Blocking 84 dB
Operating Temperature: -13° to 131°F (-25° to
iP 65 Protected
Timeout, status, pre-set SRM sent or Silent Mode
pre-set safety related message (SRM) transmit
button or Silent Mode (No transmit, user
Although ACR strives for accuracy in all its
publications, this material may contain errors or omissions,
and is subject to change without prior notice. ACR shall not
be made liable for any specific, indirect, incidental or
consequential damages as a result of its use. ACR components
may only be used in safety of life devices or systems, with
the express written approval of ACR, as the failure of such
components could cause failure of the Nauticast device or
system. If these fail it is reasonable to assume that the
safety of the user or other persons may be endangered.
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