AIS has several standards adapted for each boat or requirements. Particularly, the transponder AIS class B (both receiver and transmitter) is specially adapted for leisure and fishing crafts. Some of its features:
- Small size
- Small energy consumption
- Reduced price
- Uses the CTDMA protocol to organize transmissions
- Lower quantity of sent data than in class A equipment
- Not compulsory just yet, although some european directives propose obligatory use in the mid term in European waters.
- Its adoption is very fast in countries in northern Europe and eventually everywhere else.
You can see all our AIS products in our products section, where we highlight our popular AIS-CTRX, AIS class B Transponder, specially designed for leisure craft.