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AMEC WideLink B600 Class B SOTDMA AIS Transponder

AMEC WideLink B600 Class B SOTDMA AIS Transponder

Your Price:$859.00
Retail Price:$999.00
Your Savings:$140.00(14%)
Part Number:AMEC-B600

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Wireless model [+$200.00]

Our latest, most advanced Class B AIS transponder. Now with 5 watts of transmit power and SOTDMA technology for more distance and reliability.

Now approved by the US Coast Guard and the FCC. In stock and shipping!

Product Overview

Quick & Easy Online Form

Free Class B AIS Programming


FCC regulations require Class B AIS units to be programmed with MMSI and vessel information before shipping to US addresses. Milltech Marine provides this service free of charge.

Common Questions About MMSI


To make it more convenient for you to provide vessel information, we have prepared this quick and easy online form. Please complete and submit at time of order.
We are required to have proof of valid MMSI, so please also send a copy of the issuing document.
If you do not have a copy of your MMSI assignment, contact the issuing authority or organization. To search the FCC licensing database, click here. For BoatUS information, click here.
Go here if you do not have an FCC Ships Station License and MMSI and wish to obtain one.

WideLink B600 is an SOTDMA (Self-Organizing Time Division Multiple Access) AIS class B - the next evolution of AIS technology. Its 5W transmit power, higher reporting rate and professional-grade time division management make B600 an overall more advanced product compared to AIS class B based on CSTDMA (Carrier-Sense Time Division Multiple Access) scheme.  


This globally-approved transponder contains 1 VHF transmitter, 2 AIS receivers on 2 VHF channels and 1 MCU with cutting edge software defined radio technology. Its internal GNSS receiver with 50 channels is able to process signals from GPS, Gallieo, Beitou and Glonass with differential capability. It receives DSC, time-sharing with AIS receivers. 

Its enhanced housing with IPx7 waterproof and shock and temperature robustness is ideal to survive harsh marine environments. A chartplotter and PC can be easily integrated using its NMEA2000, NMEA0183 and waterproof USB port. Its built-in data logger can record AIS data on micro SD card.

The Wi-Fi wireless model includes everything in the base model and adds the ability for client devices such as iPads or other mobile devices to connect wirelessly to the B600 and receive AIS, GPS and multiplexed NMEA data for use in mobile apps such as iNavX, SeaIQ, iSailor and more. See our guide to iPad navigation apps here

Connection Diagram

In the box

Note: Milltech Marine is bundling an AMEC GA-22 GPS Antenna with every B600 transponder.

About AMEC

Founded in 2006, Alltek Marine Electronics Corp., also known as AMEC, is a ISO9001:2000 certified company that designs and manufactures marine electronic equipment. More than half of the company's engineering talent has over 10 years of hands-on experience, including extensive experience with military projects. AMEC products are known for excellent build-quality, reliability, performance and value. Milltech Marine is the US distributor for AMEC marine products.

5 Stars
Mr.
I just installed the B600W and am very pleased. The unit is smartly packaged and surprisingly light. The documentation is good and installation was fairly easy. I had an issue with the wifi not operating correctly initially, but Milltech and Amec support is outstanding - just took a reset of the wifi function using the usb configuration program and everything started humming. I was detecting AIS vessels at 80 nm (a 90' mast on the boat no doubt helps :-). I don't have a way to judge transmission distance yet, but my vessel started showing up in online AIS tracking services after a while - almost a whole day for MarineTraffic and VesselTracker , but local AIS receivers with MarineTraffic showed immediately.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from San Diego, CALIFORNIA. on 7/11/2017
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