Two companies will share their accomplishments at this year’s SMM in Hamburg. One of them will share AIS transponders and the other provides a show of safety equipment. The companies are Ocean Signal which is highlighting the ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders and their fellow exhibitor, ACR Electronics, which offers a comprehensive line-up of safety equipment on Stand 510 at this year’s SMM in Hamburg.
Safety on the water is mandatory and AIS is there to offer fully compliant solutions to increase visibility, aid collision-avoidance and enhance navigational safety, the transponders are suitable for a wide range of vessels.
Neil Jordan, Managing Director, Ocean Signal, said that the ATA100 combines their proven technical know-how with the fluid product design Ocean Signal’s customers have come to expect to create a fully compliant, single unit solution which is easy to use and install. It has been meticulously designed to allow operators to access and interpret the information provided by AIS to simplify navigation and improve safety, with intuitive operation and features such as the large clear display, versatile mounting options and easy-to-grip jog stick.
Incorporating Ocean Signal’s technology within a compact design, the ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder available rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard. It is user intuitive, featuring large illuminated keys and easy-to-grip jog stick and has a 7-inch high-intensity, full-colour, rapid-response LCD.
The ATB1 is a powerful transponder incorporating superior SOTDMA technology and 5W output power. Easy to use with accessible connections, the ATB1 features a sleek, yet rugged, waterproof design that is high on performance and low on energy consumption.
Both units are compatible with Ocean Signal’s rescueME MOB1 man overboard AIS/DSC device.
The Ocean Signal portfolio also includes the M100 and M100X MSLD, E101V float-free EPIRB, SafeSea E100 and E100G EPIRB, S100 SART and V100 handheld VHF radio. ACR Electronics is highlighting the award-winning GlobalFIX™ V4 EPIRB and Pathfinder PRO SART.