The Simrad V3100 Class B AIS is designed to meet the needs of vessels operating
in high-traffic areas. SOTDMA technology and increased output power provide
improved transmission reliability and range, in a cost-effective package for
vessels that require greater performance than standard Class B AIS but do not
require a full Class A solution.
The V3100 Class B AIS incorporates the same SOTDMA technology found in Class A
systems. This self-organising transmission technology allows the V3100 to
negotiate a regular transmission timeslot with other AIS units in range,
facilitating more frequent and reliable position updates in areas of high AIS
activity such as crowded harbours and waterways.
With a maximum transmission power of five Watts—more than double the output
power of standard Class B systems—the V3100 allows a vessel to be detected at
greater range and provides more reliable transmission to satellite-based AIS
This ‘black box’ AIS solution is designed to work with Simrad multifunction
displays and other NMEA 2000® or NMEA 0183® connected marine electronics.
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