Digital Deep Sea, the Bristol-based manufacturer of specialist marine electronics has launched a new commercial grade, Class B AIS transponder. Called the CLB2000, it has been specifically designed for installation on work boats, ferries and other commercial craft that want to add the functionality of AIS, but are not required to carry an expensive, mandatory fit, class A type transponder. It is designed to interface with the latest onboard electronics with a traditional NMEA 0183 interface as well as an advanced NMEA 2000 interface for plug ‘n’ play compatibility with the latest generation of plotters and radars. It also has a USB connection for PC or MAC which allows the unit to be programmed as well as providing an AIS and GPS data feed for PC based navigation systems.
Icom UK are pleased to announce an expansion of their participation in the RNLI Ambassador scheme. Currently, if Icom customers purchase the IC-M71 VHF Marine Transceiver, IC-M505 or IC-M603 VHF/DSC Marine Transceivers, Icom customers will receive one year’s introductory membership of the RNLI. Icom are now including in the program, its latest Class B AIS transponder, MA-500TR.
Icom UK will be showcasing its extensive range of marine radio products at this years Southampton Boat Show. The UK’s leading outdoor boat show, runs from the 10th until 19th September 2010 and attracts hundreds of boats, exhibitors and visitors. Icom UK is on stand H018, situated just outside the southern entrance to Ocean Hall.