The CLA1000 from Digital Deep Sea is a fully approved, Class A transponder that meets all IMO requirements. Built to the most demanding of standards, the CLA1000 is MED Wheel Marked and comes with a global 2 year warranty.
Normally fitted to larger vessels that are mandated to fit a Class A Transponder due to their size or number of passengers, many smaller non-mandated vessels can also benefit from fitting a Class A transponder. With 12W transmit power, compared to 2W for Class B, many off shore sail boats will benefit from being visible at greater ranges, whilst the faster (up to every 3 seconds) update rate of the Class A transmissions, compared to every 30 seconds with Class B, will definitely benefit fast power boats that can go a long distance in 30 seconds.
Two other important benefits of Class A Transponders are that they take priority over Class B transponders in areas of high AIS traffic (transmission slot allocation is guaranteed for Class A transponders) and they are always displayed on other Class A transponders and ECDIS systems on board large commercial vessels.
Hitting a new price point for Class A Transponders, the CLA1000 is now a realistic consideration for non-mandated vessels that would benefit from fitting a Class A transponder but could not justify the previously high price of this type of device.
“The AIT2500 is a full function Class B+ SOTDMA AIS transponder with NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000 and USB data outputs. It is supplied with a GPS antenna.”
“Entry level AIS Transponder with industry standard NMEA0183 interface and internal GPS antenna that makes installation aboard smaller fibreglass (GRP) boats much quicker and easier.”
“An easy to install Class B AIS transponder with plug ‘n play NMEA 2000 interface. Built in GPS antenna and ideal for use on smaller yachts and boats like RIBs and center consoles.”