AIS for your boat and sailboat
The abbreviation AIS stands for Automatic Identification System. This radio system exchanges navigation and vessel data, thereby improving safetyand steering in shipping traffic. The system has been defined and adopted as a mandatory standard by the International Maritime Organization (IMO/p>
Why do you need AIS for your boat?
AIS is used to prevent collisions between ships. Coastal states receive uniform information about your ship via a functioning AIS. In addition, the Automatic Identification System monitors and directs shipping traffic ashore.
Navigating better with AIS
AIS can improve planning and decision making on board. It transmits position, course and speed of surrounding vessels. In addition, data such as vessel name, MMSI number, radio call sign are passed on. This advance information subsequently facilitates, among other things, agreements between skippers by radio
AIS in bad weather and poor visibility
AIS works independently of limitations in optical visibility or radar wave propagation in case of occultation or shadowing. This allows detection of vessels that are not within visual range or are behind a cape or river bend. However, the signals transmitted in the VHF frequency range must be present and penetrate the obstruction. AIS is a cooperative system and for its use an active, technically functional device is necessary.
Which AIS do you need for your boat?
awn offers you as a provider of yacht accessories and as a boat outfitter various AIS models, accessories and spare parts. You will find AIS-IS-WiFi systems, AIS transponders, AIS receivers, as well as an Easy AIS-IS and AMEC GPS antenna in our range. We are happy to advise you personally!
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