Navico identifies new AIS transponder
New compact unit for use with B&G, Simrad and Lowrance systems.
Navico has announced a new fully-integrated, Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder, the NAIS500, for use with B&G, Simrad and Lowrance displays.
Designed to be compact, lightweight and fully waterproof to IPX7 standards, the unit includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver. It features multiple connections for networking with any B&G Zeus3 series multifunction display, Simrad NSS, NSO or GO series chartplotter/multifunction display and Simrad RS VHF systems, and Lowrance HDS Carbon and HDS Gen3 series multifunction display.
Compatible with NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, NMEA 0183 multiplexing and USB, the NAIS 500 is simple to install in any configuration. It weighs less than 250 grams and features a low average power consumption of 180 mA at 12 VDC.
“Identifying ships that are heading towards you is almost as important as knowing where you are and is vital to safe passage,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “With current regulations, most commercial ships are required to have AIS onboard. The NAIS 500 works… to provide sailors with the peace of mind that, regardless of the sea conditions, they will be visible to any traffic in the area.”
Pairing the NSPL-500 VHF Splitter Box with the NAIS-500 enables the capability to use a single VHF antenna for the NAIS-500 and a VHF fixed-mount radio.