The regulations for the use of Class B transponders normally require the installation of a separate antenna. The Digital Yacht AIT1500, on the other hand, is also equipped with an internal GPS antenna in its compact housing and can therefore be installed to save space and time. It is perfectly suited for smaller vessels and boats.
The Digital Yacht AIT1500 is available with either NMEA0183 or NMEA2000 interface. Thanks to this interface, it works smoothly with almost any AIS-capable chart plotter model and has a separate 4,800 baud output for transmitting GPS data to a VHF system. The Digital Yacht AIT1500 requires less than 2 watts of power and can be operated with 12/24 volts on-board voltage. In silent mode, its own AIS transmitter is switched off, while the AIS data of other vessels continues to be received.
Using a USB interface, the Digital Yacht AIT1500 can be programmed or used as a computer-controlled navigation system and is compatible with both the NavLink app and Digital Yacht's SmarterTrack PC software programme. GPS signals penetrate plastic, glass and fibre-reinforced plastic, so in many cases the Digital Yacht AIT1500 can be installed below deck. A separate VHF antenna or a suitable antenna splitter such as the SPL2000 is required.
The Digital Yacht AIT1500 can also be networked with the Digital Yacht WLN10 data server gateway to transmit data to tablet or iPad.
Latest AIS technology
Compact, splash-proof housing
Integrated GPS antenna
Dual NMEA 0183 output (38,400/4,800 baud)
alternative: NMEA 2000 output with integrated 0.75m cable
Free PC and Mac setup and utility software
Practical NMEA multiplexer function
Powered directly from the network; no separate power supply required (NMEA2000 version only)