FA50 – Furuno Class B AIS Transponder
- Meets technical standards for Class-B AIS, IEC 62287-1
- Receives both Class-A and Class-B AIS information
- Improves situational awareness even in fog, darkness or congested waterways
- Flexible integration with various AIS compatible radars and chart plotters
Accurate information exchange for collision avoidance
The Furuno FA50 is a Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. It complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3. It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions). The FA50 consists of a transponder unit with GPS antenna. A VHF antenna is required and should be supplied separately. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, interface, communication processor, and internal GPS receiver. The internal GPS is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver with differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.
FA50 Interfaces available
- 1 x NavNet Ethernet
- 1 x NMEA0183
A Class B transponder continuously receives information form all Class A and Class B AIS equipped vessels around you. At the same time your Class B will transmit your position to all AIS equipped vessels automatically.
- FA-50 BlackBox