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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.
AIT1500 Class B AIS Transponder w/Built-In GPS
Designed specifically to bring the benefits of Class B AIS to smaller vessels, it uses a high sensitivity internal GPS antenna to save on space and cut down on installation time. Simply connect to power and a plotter, plug in a VHF antenna and you're in business.
The regulations for AIS demand that the Class B transponder has to incorporate its own GPS positioning receiver which normally involves fitting an external antenna. TheAIT1500 incorporates a high sensitivity GPS antenna within its compact case which saves on antenna clutter and makes for a speedy installation. It's ideal for fitting on smaller vessels and tenders. It uses a NMEA0183 interface for simple connection to the vast majority of AIS compatible chart plotters and also has a separate 4800baud GPS data output for the DSC VHF if required. It consumes less that 2W power and can operate on 12/24V systems. It also features a silence capability so the AIS transmissions can be muted while continuing to receive AIS traffic.
There is a USB interface for programming as well as for PC/MAC based navigation.It's compatible with Digital Yacht's NavLink MAC app and SmarterTrack PC navigation system.
GPS signals will pass through plastic, glass and GRP so it will be able to be mounted below decks on many boats. A dedicated VHF antenna is required for the AIS or a suitable VHF-AIS antenna splitter such as the SPL2000. It can also connect to theWLN10.
- Advanced AIS design for the best performance
- Waterproof compact enclosure
- Built in internal GPS antenna
- Dual NMEA 0183 outputs at 4800/38400 baud
- USB interface
- PC & MAC programming software included
- NMEA input multiplex function
- Silence switch option
- Supplied with programming and utilities CD