The MTU AIS unit is an AIS AtoN transponder device housed in a IP 67 watertight box, providing automatic information on the GPS position of the marine aid to navigation (AtoN); thus making easy the location and identification of buoys, beacons and lighthouses on a vessel or an AIS Base Station chart.
This unit is designed to be connected to any beacon of the market with a serial port and NMEA 0183 protocol available, thus transmitting operating status data.
Additionally, the MTU AIS can transmit meteorological and oceanographic data, such as current, wave height, tides, and wind direction and intensity; all this with a minimum energy consumption.
The MTU AIS complies with IMO, IEC, ITU and IALA Standards.
Broadcasting of aids-to-navigation (AtoN) identification data on Message 21
As well as basic data and operating status
Able to transmit meteorological and oceanographic data on Message 8
Ideal for remote monitoring and control of beacons
Providing alarms and status on Message 6
Manufactured according to IEC AIS Aids to Navigation
Two versions are available
MTU AIS-1: Type 1, transmitter only
MTU AIS-3: Type 3, transmitter-receiver
Capability of generating virtual and synthetic navaids (AtoN)
And also repeater function
Via software under Windows environment and commands via VDL radio
Position alarm generator by chain breaking
Remote Monitoring Centre Software
Via AIS available