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Simrad launches NAIS 500 Class-B AIS


SIMRAD has released a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Simrad NAIS 500.

Important for navigating busy shipping lanes and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver — is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof.

It offers low power draw and features multiple connections for networking with any NSS, NSO or GO series chartplotter/multifunction display and Simrad RS VHF systems.

Meeting the strict regulations set for Class-B AIS transponders, the NAIS 500 ensures that a vessel is seen on a display – reducing the risk of collisions. The transponder sends a signal to other vessels in the area, allowing boaters to plan any necessary avoidance maneuvers well in advance.

The NAIS 500 is compatible with NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, NMEA 0183 multiplexing and USB, and also meets IPX7 standards.

For more information about Simrad Yachting marine electronics visit the website.

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