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Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder, Available Now!

Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder, Available Now!

Icom is pleased to announce that the MA-500TR Class B AIS transponder is now available. Designed for Non- SOLAS vessels, the MA-500TR is a compact, waterproof Class B AIS transponder that actively notifies other vessels of your exact position, thus increasing your safety at sea.

The MA-500TR features a dual channel receiver allowing boat owners to receive AIS information (both Class A and Class B AIS signals) on two channels simultaneously. This real-time information is then displayed on its large, backlit full dot-matrix display giving the boatowner real-time vessel traffic information thus aiding navigation and collision avoidance.

The MA-500TR’s compact size means that it can for example be installed in a convenient place near the chart table, in the wheelhouse, on the fly bridge or on a pedestal in the cockpit and would make an invaluable safety addition to small vessels, workboats or pleasure craft. The MA-500TR features large, easy to use, backlit buttons that will make it easy to operate even in tough conditions.

The MA-500TR has several collision-risk management functions. It identifies a target list (those in a local area), dangerous list (those you could potentially collide with) and what the closest point of approach is. A collision alarm and external alarm connection to optional external audio equipment gives the boatowner extra warning of potential impact.

When integrated with the Icom IC-M505/IC-M603* it allows you to transmit DSC individual calls to a selected vessel instantly without manual MMSI entry; very handy in an emergency. The MA-500TR AIS data output uses the NMEA 0183 format for easy connectivity to most radars, chart plotters, and navigation systems.

The MA-500TR comes complete with GPS Receiver. It is available now from Icom marine dealers nationwide.

* New version or firmware upgrade may be required. Click here for further details. Upgrade will be provided free of charge by Icom UK but we will charge carriage return.

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