Nauticast State-of-the-art Maritime Transponders and Automatic Identification System (AIS) Solutions
Nauticast is a specialist in maritime automatic identification system (AIS) technology for marine vessels and yachts.
The company’s product range includes Class A and B AIS devices, transponders; transreceivers; antennas; cables and wireless solutions, as well as aid-to-navigation (AtoN) systems and serial Wi-Fi converters.
Nauticast’s team handles sales consulting, services and repairs, as well as in-house development and software programming. Along with a worldwide network of partners, the company provides comprehensive service and state-of-the-art technical solutions.
Class A AIS transponders
Compliant with International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and inland AIS specifications, the A2 exceeds all specifications for inland and marine AIS as outlined by main authorities. This includes the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR).
Approved by organisations such as the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BSH), US Coast Guard (USCG), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Nauticast’s A2 transponder is one of the first devices on the market to fully comply with the latest ITU AIS specification ITU M.1371-5.
The single-box design with integrated colour display of the Nauticast A2 AIS Class A transponder enables easy installation.
Its RS232/RS422 interfaces (NMEA 0183) and pilot plug guarantee seamless integration into all other marine systems. Many professionals regard the Nauticast A2 as the most reliable device in its class.
The A2 transponder features:
- Extremely rugged and reliable in operation
- Multilingual software (English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Romanian)
- Intuitive user interface
- Easy firmware upgrades via USB
- High-resolution display
Nauticast AIS (1st Generation)
The Nauticast AIS Class A transponder belongs to a small group of reliable devices in the international maritime industry. It was manufactured over a period of more than ten years with several updates, improvements and technical developments.
The Nauticast AIS transponders are available under a variety of brand names and appearances, including several different layouts and colours for the front panel keyboard such as X-Pack (DS/US), X-Base, GlobalWatch, Bridgemate and others.
Nauticast offers spare parts, service, repair and upgrade for all units.
Practical and comprehensive Class B AIS devices
The Nauticast B2 is a Class B AIS system exceeding all relevant specifications. It was developed in Austria and the UK, and is manufactured in Austria. It is fully certified by BSH and FCC.
The AIS’s sleek design with detachable mounting plate makes it practical and visually appealing. It comes in a complete set, including both VHF and GPS antennas, and a configuration and map software. It can be connected to PCs via USB, or any NMEAS 0183 marine system, including chart plotters, via its RS232 or RS422 interfaces. Power supplied may be either 12V or 24V.
Antennas and connectivity accessories for AIS components
Nauticast offers a wide range of accessories for AIS solutions, including:
- GPS and marine VHF antennas
- Combined GPS / VHF antennas
- Mounting hardware
- Coax connectors and adapters
- Targeted solutions for facilitating upgrades from the older Nauticast AIS models to the Nauticast A2
Products and Services
Nauticast A2 and B2 AIS Transponders with Full US Approvals
Both the Nauticast A2 and the Nauticast B2 are fully USCG and FCC approved in their respective class and are perfect choices to meet the US AIS carriage obligation that is in force since 1 March 2016. Most self-propelled vessels of 1,600 or more gross tonnes have an AIS carriage obligation in US waters since then
The first generation of AIS devices has now been in service for 10 years and more. With newbuilds in decline the focus in AIS is more and more shifting to the retrofit market.
The Nauticast A2 has successfully passed certification in compliance with the latest AIS standards.Read more