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Furuno FA50 Black Box Class B AIS Transponder


The Furuno FA50 Black Box Class B AIS Transponder uses the MMSI number to transmit, by dedicated VHF antenna, your ships call sign and name, position, course, speed, heading, time and accuracy indication. It also receives other vessel's information. Automatic Identification Systems or AIS trackers, enhance safety by improving situational awareness.

The Furuno FA50 is a Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. It complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3 It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions).
The FA50 consists of VHF and GPS antennas, a transponder unit and several associated units. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, interface, communication processor, and internal GPS receiver. The internal GPS is a 12-channel all-in- view receiver with a differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.
Standard Features:
Static data:

MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
Call sign & Ship's name
Type of ship
Location of position-fixing antenna on the ship
Dynamic data:

Ship's position with accuracy indication and integrity status
Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)
Course over ground (COG)
Speed over ground (SOG)
Voyage-related data:

Hazardous cargo (type)
Short safety-related messages, pre-set messages

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