The V-Track™ V-20 Informer™ is an AIS information provider and remote monitoring system for use on
marine aids to navigation (AtoN) and other structures. The V-20 Informer™ is available in two options:
“Type 1” is a transmit only device, and “Type 3” is a transmit and receive device that can be configured
over the air and has chaining functionality. For most applications a transmit only device provides the
ideal AIS AtoN solution.
The V-20 Informer™ is a compact unit housed in a rugged
environmental enclosure for use on any AtoN. With a
power consumption of less than 0.09Ah/day for a Type
1, the V-20 Informer™ is suitable for solar installations,
including buoys anywhere in the world.
Tideland Signal has adopted the emerging IEC standards
defining the functions and message structure contained
within the AIS AtoN message. The V-20 Informer™
complies with IEC and ITU requirements and also IALA
recommendations. It has the following approvals:
Industry Canada, R&TTE, BSH, FCC.
In addition, both the Type 1 and Type 3 V-20 Informer™
have optional remote monitoring capabilities. It is
capable of remote monitoring almost any manufacturer
AtoN. When monitoring a Tideland Signal lantern the
standard system provides lantern status, battery voltage
(loaded and unloaded) and an extra available input.
The V-20 Informer™ broadcasts AtoN message 21 and
also has the capability of broadcasting meteorological,
hydrological and remote monitoring data.
VIRTUAL AND SYNTHETIC AtoN
There are situations that require the authorities in
charge to create either virtual or synthetic aids to
navigation using their existing AIS infrastructure.