for professional and leisure use
AI3000 is a low cost, high performance AIS receive only unit, that
enables the reception of AIS information from suitably equipped
vessels at a fraction of the cost of a conventional AIS transponder.
The AI3000 installation is quick and simple,
requiring only the connection to a VHF aerial and computer
(PC). With the optional viewer program you can display any
AIS equipped vessel within VHF range. Information transmitted
from vessels fitted with AIS Transponders include name, call
sign, position, heading, speed, destination, type and size
of vessel. Alternativly a suitable chart system such as seaPro
can be used to display the vessel data.
The AI3000 is compatible with any chart/ECDIS
system capable of accepting standard NMEA 183 AIS sentences,
such as seaPro standard or above.
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AI3000 manual (pdf 150k)
to fulfil a need for vessels
to know the position, details and navigational
intentions of other vessels within VHF range for
improved safety and collision avoidance.
Most commercial vessels are
required to fit AIS transponders by December
2004. The transponders use VHF frequencies to
transmit details of their own vessel and receive
details from other vessels within VHF range.
is a low cost receive-only AIS unit that enables
the signals transmitted from commercial Class
A transponders to be received so that their
positions can be plotted and shown graphically
on the AIS viewer or compatible chart plotting
| Rear view
| Information that can be received includes:
- Name of vessel
- Call sign
- Type of vessel
- Speed (SOG)
- Course (COG)
- Navigational status
- Rate of turn
- Vessel dimensions
- MMSI number
AIS viewer program provides a world chart backdrop.
Targets are displayed on the chart with a tag
showing vessel details. Clicking on the target
brings up further information. Targets can also
be viewed in a list display.
Collision avoidance - monitor approaching AIS equipped vessels,
including those hidden from radar or visual
view. Combine with the optional seaPro
navigation products to give advanced warning
of potential collisions, CPA etc.
vessels - ideal for companies who
have AIS equipped vessels and want to monitor
them from land. When combined with seaPro
software, the output from the transponder
can be monitored remotely to check on a
vessel progress. Data can be networked to
provide broader geographic coverage.
port/harbour monitoring of AIS
vessels where a full AIS transponder is
not cost justified
monitoring range for larger harbours
and ports where multiple systems can be
linked via a network or internet.
vessel tracking information - using
ARPA or other low cost transponder technology,
re-transmit as AIS targets to the harbour
fleet fitted with AI3000.
transponder monitoring - monitor
the output from own vessel/base station
transponder to check for correct operation.
Traffic monitoring - monitor vessels
transiting remote areas and check on legality
of transit, compliance with speed regulations
etc. Low cost alternative to radar monitoring.
is a compact dual channel synthesized VHF
receiver designed to receive and decode
transmissions from vessels fitted with both Class
'A' Class 'B' AIS transceivers.
Power supply range : 9 - 30 Volts
(Suitable for boat 12 or 24v systems)
Power consumption : 400mW
Baud rate : 38.4KB
Format : NMEA 0183
Output message : VDM
AIS 1 161.975 MHz, AIS 2 162.025 MHz
Channel spacing : 25KHz
Sensitivity : -112dBm
Demodulation : GMSK
Data Rate : 9600
Antenna Impedance : 50 ohms
Length: 140mm, Width: 120mm, Height: 50mm
Weight : 600g
Mounting : Trunnion bracket
Connectors : Antenna BNC
Output port: 9 pin D socket
Power: 2 pole plug
PC viewer program
safety & collision avoidance
One of the great dangers to vessels
at sea is not knowing the position, details or
intentions of other vessels. New regulations for
commercial craft to fit AIS transponders will
be a significant step forward.
AIS enables vessels fitted with
an AIS transponder or receiver to be aware of
each other and display their position and other
details. When combined with a chart system the
intentions of larger vessels required to fit AIS
transponders is clear enabling smaller craft to
alter their intended track well in advance so
as to avoid potential conflict, especially in
In addition vessels such as fishing
vessels or military craft wanting to see other
vessels but not be seen themselves is facilitated
by the AI3000.
Communicate with AIS
equipped vessels - You might see larger
vessels on radar, but they cannot always see you.
AIS targets are identified, by MMSI number, name
and radio call sign. With this knowledge you can
call on VHF radio to resolve a collision situation
or to remind the watch of your presence.
AIS receiver pack includes
- AI3000 AIS receiver with mounting bracket
- Data cable to connect to PC
Note: A separate standard marine VHF antenna
and cable is required
Multiple AI3000 units can be networked
to form broad geographical coverage using the
internet with the use of additional seaPro software
- the AIS data can be distributed to multiple
users - please call for further information
Euronav seaPro navigational software with AIS
AIS class B transponder