The CSB200 is a low cost AIS transponder, designed specifically for the Leisure Marine and Fishing Boat market. It meets the new Class "B" standard that allows vessels that are not required to fit Class "A" units to voluntarily fit an AIS transponder. It enables boats sailing in busy shipping lanes to automatically transmit their current position, course and speed to other vessels and shore stations within VHF range.
Connected to a compatible on board PC running a Navigation Program, or Chart Plotter, information received from other vessels or shore stations can also be displayed on screen giving the skipper or navigator a visual interpretation of the name, position, course and speed of vessels within VHF range. This information is updated every 3 seconds to 6 minutes depending on speed and rate of turn, enabling the track of the vessels in range to be plotted.
The information that can be received by the CSB200 is as follows:
Name of vessel Call Sign Type of Vessel Destination
Speed (SOG) Course (COG) Heading Rate of Turn
Position Navigational Status Vessel dimensions MMSI Number