Automatic Identification System (AIS) What is AIS technology used for? AIS is
used by ship operators to provide the highest level of navigational safety. It
is also used by some ports to enhance security. AIS uses a shipboard VHF
broadcast system to transmit and receive information about other ships, safety
messages, environmental conditions and the status of aids-to-navigation (buoys).
As of January 1, 2005, nearly every commercial ship over 65 feet in length in
U.S. waters is required to send out identification and GPS information. How does
AIS work? Static and dynamic navigational data is sent via VHF from ship to
ship. Thanks to GPS technology, this data can include a ship's position. Other
information broadcast by AIS is electronically obtained from a ship's Gyro
Digital Yacht's Extensive range of AIS products provides solutions for every
type of boat, from an open cockpit RIB to a SOLAS Super Tanker. For customers
that just want to see where surrounding vessels are, select from our range of
Receivers or if you also want other vessels to know your position, select from
Digital Yacht have the most extensive AIS Receiver range of any Marine
Electronics manufacturer, with a model to suit every application. All of our AIS
receivers feature the same highly sensitive, dual receiver design which monitors
both AIS channels simultaneously. As well as processing significantly more
targets than older single receiver designs, more importantly, these receivers
never miss a single target and support all of the latest AIS message types
including AIS SARTs and AtoNs.
Digital Yacht's range of transponders include both Class A and Class B units for
Commercial and Pleasure vessels.