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Old 21-11-2013, 15:23   #1
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Class-B (Transponder) AIS devices

All I recently added a Class B AIS transponder.
Part of this was a market survey. I though I would post it so that people don't have a good place to start when looking.
Prices are in US dollars from US distributors, hopefully they will alow a good comparison to your local market. Products with no price could not be found.

I took my nav computer to friends boats who had installed some of the models and included a successfully tested column. The ? indicates not tested.

I finally decided on the em-trak unit with the NMEA2000 going to a MFD, the NMEA0183 goes to my nav computer.

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Old 22-11-2013, 05:59   #2
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Re: Class-B (Transponder) AIS devices

Brian
If you want to complete the list I've successfully used the CSB200 connected to OCPN for about two years now.
Some missing data to your list from the manual and I've nothing to claim:
CSB200 Class B AIS R2.0 42
Power: DC (9.6-15.6V)
Average power consumption 4W
Peak current rating 2A
GPS Receiver: IEC 61108-1 compliant

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Old 22-11-2013, 12:13   #3
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Re: Class-B (Transponder) AIS devices

The Raymarine AIS650 is an OEM version of the Em-trac B100, so expect the same parameters.
The Simrad looks pretty much the same.
If you get the ProAIS2 software to configure your AIS then it will be an Em-trac under the hood.

The Vesper marine units are reported to work with OpenCPN - Vesper marine is testing this.

The "EDNOS" mentioned in the "GLONASS" column should read EGNOS and is as WAAS a differential correction sent by satellite. EGNOS is the European variant. Improves precision of the GPS. Depends on the GPS chipset used by the AIS (and if it is activated).

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Old 22-11-2013, 16:53   #4
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Re: Class-B (Transponder) AIS devices

Hi Brian,

I have used the AMEC unit for over a year. It works well with OCPN.

Cheers, ....Erik.
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Old 27-11-2013, 03:30   #5
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Re: Class-B (Transponder) AIS devices

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Hi Brian,

I have used the AMEC unit for over a year. It works well with OCPN.

Cheers, ....Erik.
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I can confirm that AMEC Camino-101 works fine with OpenCpn...
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