ACR introduces new AIS transceiver range

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ACR Electronics has broadened its range of maritime devices with the introduction of its new Class A and Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transceivers.

ACR’s new AIS product offering, combined with the recent acquisition of UK-based safety and communication specialist Ocean Signal, broadens the company’s capabilities to provide a comprehensive portfolio of devices to the marine market place.

Suitable for installation on commercial vessels affected by the recent US Coast Guard mandate on AIS requirements and ideal for a range of other workboats and recreational boats, the premium, fully-featured ACR AISLink CA1 Class A and CB1 Class B transceivers are certified around the world to the latest AIS regulations.

“We are very pleased to launch the new AIS transceivers and to be able to offer these vital safety products to our customers in addition to our established distress beacons and survival products which now include the popular, compact Ocean Signal range,” said Gerry Angeli, President of ACR Electronics.

Most US and foreign-flag commercial vessels operating in US navigable waters are now required to install a USCG Type Approved AIS by March 2016 under new US Coast Guard ruling. ACR’s AISLink CA1 and AISLink CB1 are both appropriate for vessels affected, with the choice of system dependent on various factors.

The AISLink CA1 Class A transceiver is a commercial standard system which demonstrates the highest AIS transmission power and the most frequent transmission of AIS information. Approved worldwide for both deep sea and inland waterways, it offers an extensive feature set including an easy-to use graphical interface with multilingual capability.

Compact, easy to install and competitively priced, the ACR Class A transceiver interacts seamlessly with navigation systems through its NMEA 0183 interface, with a large, highly visible, monochrome LCD display. It combines its demonstrated history of the highest level of reliability, operational performance and low power consumption, with a rugged and durable design comprised of marine grade components.

The ACR AISLink CB1 Class B transceiver is also certified worldwide to the latest AIS regulations, and is ideal for recreational boaters, as well as some commercial vessels. Small, rugged and waterproof with low power consumption, the AISLink CB1 is an extremely reliable and easy-to-use transceiver with an internal GPS antenna to save space. It features NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 data output which allows for seamless interaction with navigation systems and can be placed in silent mode for privacy and security.

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