McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group, announced that the Smartfind M15 Automatic Identification System (AIS) Receiver is now available. Designed for recreational vessels using a computer with AIS-capable navigation software, it receives AIS messages, so can see other AIS equipped vessels within VHF range and can assist with collision avoidance.
The Smartfind M15 AIS Receiver will decode all AIS messages that are transmitted by AIS Class A, Class B transponders, AIS SARTs, AIS MOBs and Aids To Navigation, the manufacturer claims.
The Smartfind M15 is designed with dual-channel receivers for optimal performance. It is 128mm x 36 x 88, easy to install and supplied with user-friendly AIS viewer software for PC.
The interface capability of the Smartfind M15 supports connection to exisiting navigation and AIS display systems using NMEA 0183 or USB interfaces (PC or Mac, offering integration with the vessel’s navigation equipment.
The Smartfind M15 AIS Receiver is available worldwide through McMurdo’s network of internationally based distributors. McMurdo also provides AIS installation and training courses through its service and support division.
Priced from £155.00 ex VAT/ €186.00 ex TAX. The following items are included: AIS receiver with integral cable for power, USB and NMEA 0183, user manual andPC AIS Viewer software.