Automatic Identification System (FA50)

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. Also included is AIS viewer software from MaxSea, which allows basic display of AIS targets on a PC. 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.

  • Fully satisfies the technical standards for Class-B AIS, IEC 62287-1
  • Receives both Class-A and Class-B AIS information
  • Enhances safe navigation by exchanging critical navigation information from AIS-equipped vessels nearby
  • Greatly improves the level of the situational awareness even in fog, darkness or congested waterways
  • Outputs data to NavNet 3D, NavNet vx2 and PC through Ethernet
  • Flexible integration with various AIS compatible radar and chart plotters
  • Sturdy design mounts easily on a bulkhead

TX/RX FREQUENCY: 156.025 MHz to 162.025 MHz
GPS RECEIVING CHANNELS: 12 channels parallel, 12 satellites tracking
GPS RX CODE : C/A code
POSITION ACCURACY: 10 m  (HDOP is less than or equal to 4)
POWER SUPPLY: 12-24 VDC 2.0-1.0 A