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AMEC CAMINO-108W Class B AIS Transponder with WiFi
AMEC CAMINO-108W Class B AIS Transponder with WiFi

AMEC CAMINO-108W Class B AIS Transponder with WiFi

On sale$499.00
Retail Price:$749.00
Your Savings:$250.00(33%)
Part Number:AMEC-CAMINO-108W-PA02

Order an AMEC WideLink B600W or a CAMINO-108W and we'll send you a code for a free copy of iNavX navigation software for iOS! While supplies last.

Product Overview

The CAMINO-108W is AMEC's second generation Class B AIS wireless transponder allowing you to broadcast your data to other AIS-equipped vessels and receive their data by viewing on a dedicated chart plotter or PC - the essential way to improve collision avoidance on the water. This model also supports output to devices such as iPads via Wi-Fi.

This new release adds a number of features for customers wanting to use the Wi-Fi functionality. You can now connect and stream data to as many as ten wireless devices from the CAMINO-108W. The CAMINO-108W can be configured to be in Access Point mode or Client mode. In Access Point mode, devices connect to the SSID network broadcast by the CAMINO-108W. In Client mode, the CAMINO-108W can join an existing Wi-Fi network on your boat. When in Access Point mode, the unit can be configured with your own IP address, port number, SSID and network password.

If you want to use the CAMINO-108W or B600W with the Navionics app on Apple iOS or Android, check out our blog article here. For instructions on using the CAMINO-108W or B600W with the iNavX app, see our blog article here.

CAMINO-108W is designed to deliver a high-performance AIS transponder solution. The optimized receive and transmit capability is now brought into a compact and robust housing which is less than half the size of its previous generation.

The dual-channel receivers enable AIS vessel monitoring of all AIS signals including Class A, Class B, AtoN, SART. Its NMEA2000, NMEA0183 and waterproof USB* port ensure simple integration with chart plotters and PCs. The built-in SD card slot makes data logging of AIS data easier than ever.

The CAMINO-108W now includes a portable "puck" GPS antenna. We also offer an external marine-grade GPS antenna if needed.

Key Features

  • Next generation high performance AIS Class B transponder
  • NMEA2000, NMEA0183, and USB connectivity  
  • Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to connect up to 10 iPads or PCs wirelessly
  • Wi-Fi connection can be configured for Access Point or Client mode
  • Wi-Fi can be configured with your own IP address, port number, SSID and password 
  • Supports SD data logger card slot
  • Built in high-sensitivity GPS receiver (includes portable GPS antenna)
  • Optional silent mode (Tx off) operation
  • Low power consumption, 12 / 24V DC input
  • Compact and stylish housing design


Wireless Connectivity




IEC 62287-1 Ed. 2, 2010

IEC 61108-1 Ed. 1, 2003

IEC 61162-1 Ed. 3, 2007

IEC 60945 Ed. 4, 2002

IEC 61162-2 Ed. 1, 1998

ITU-R M.1371-4, 2010


Frequency Range

156.025 MHz ~ 162.025 MHz

Channel Bandwidth

25 KHz



Data Rate

9,600 bps

Number of AIS Transmitter


Number of AIS Receiver

2 (one time-shared between AIS and DSC)

Number of DSC Receiver

1 (time-shared between AIS and DSC)

AIS Channel 1

CH 87B (161.975 MHz)

AIS Channel 2

CH 88B (162.025 MHz)

Tx Power Output

2 Watt (33 dBm ± 1.5 dB)

Rx Sensitivity

< -107 dBm @ 20% PER

Rx Message Format

AIS Class A & B messages



1,300 Hz / 2,100 Hz FSK

Data Rate

1,200 bps ± 30 ppm

Spurious Response Rejection

< 70 dB for signal @ -104 dBm; BER < 1 %


< 84 dB for signal @ -104 dBm; BER < 1 %

GPS RECEIVER (integrated)

Receiving Channels

50 channels


SBIEC 61108-1 compliant

Output Rate

1 Hz


Operating Conditions

IEC 60945 protected category

Operating Temperature

-15°C ~ +55°C (+5°F ~ +130°F)




Power (green)

System power on / off

Error (red)

MMSI not set / BIIT error

Rx (green)

Receiving AIS data

Tx/Silent (green/red)

Transmitting AIS data / Silent mode

SD (green)

Accessing SD card


GPS Antenna Connector

TNC (Female)

VHF Antenna Connector

PL-259 (Female)


Standard connector

NMEA 0183 (RS-422)

Supports two NMEA0183 interfaces
Baud rate configurable (default 38,400 bps)
Separate Tx/Rx baud rate
Standard IEC 61162-1 / IEC 61162-2 sentences

Silent Mode Setting

Set by dedicated pins in NMEA0183 connector


Mini type, waterproof


Supply Voltage

12V / 24V DC

Power Consumption

Typically less than 3W average @ 12V DC



128 mm (5.51 inch)


36 mm (1.97 inch)

Depth (include connectors)

88 mm (7.87 inch) (exclude connector)


250 g


AMEC AIS Configuration

PC configuration utility

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.

4 Stars
AMEC Camino 108W seems like a good value at Milltech Marine. It worked as advertised with no problems. Some points to note: The CD that came in the box had an outdated installation program and with that I could not establish connection to the PC (tried Windows 10 and XP). You must go to the AMEC website to download the latest installation software. Initial configuration must be done with USB connection. After that you can use the Viewer program with wireless connection. A very nice feature is that you can switch the transponder transmissions off and on (Silent Mode) using your smartphone application. The PC Viewer program could use some improvements - the most annoying behavior is that the Chartview window is always centered on your vessel's position - you cannot move your chartview off center as long as the 108W is getting a GPS signal. PC viewer also lacks a switch for Silent Mode. In Chartview, various symbols are shown to distinguish target types. Normally vessels are shown in green color and you can set limits on CPA to show closer ones in red. But there is no capability to sort the List View by any parameter such as CPA, TCPA, vessel type, for instance. Chart View shows a short vector on each target indicating it's course, but it would be much improved by making this vector's length correspond to the target's estimated position at a user-selectable future time interval. Before purchasing, you should carefully read the information in the user manual concerning wired data (NMEA2000 and NMEA0183). NMEA2000 capability is said to be only for output of it's internal GPS position and all other AIS data, and data multiplexed from other NMEA0183 sources, is output on NMEA0183 only.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Oakland CA. on 8/11/2018

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