ACR Artex AISLink CA2 AIS Transponder Display

Artex CA2 AIS Transponder is a fully compliant Class A transceiver designed to complement the existing range of maritime safety equipment from ACR Electronics. This compact, single-unit solution is capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems.

Real-time marine traffic information is continuously interpreted using a powerful internal processing engine and displayed on a 7” full-colour, rapid-response LCD. The coastline map view and radar view have various orientation display options allowing for user preference whilst a standard target list display gives immediate detailed listings of nearby vessels which can be sorted to the owner’s desire.

Used as an aid to collision-avoidance, the CA2 combines the trusted technology and fluid product design that have become synonymous with ACR products.

The AIS message-sending functionality is simple to use, ensuring safety-related messages can be quickly delivered or received by the user with very little effort. An instant message and alarm function provide immediate notification of any potential problems or hazards including the deployment of ACR’s AISLink Man Overboard Beacon. It is also compatible with all other AIS Man Overboard devices including Ocean Signal’s MOB1, the world’s smallest Man Overboard AIS/DSC device.

Dynamic data such as location, speed over ground, and course over ground is calculated automatically using the integrated 99-channel GPS receiver, while the static and voyage related data such as MMSI, call sign and name, type of ship, destination, ETA, etc. is easily programmed into the AIS transponder via a user-friendly menu interface.

This single unit solution to meet AIS requirements ensures minimal use of bridge space and its surface or free-standing mounting options allow for easy installation into almost any position or location. It also includes multiple connectivity options including WiFi, USB port, serial, and Pilot plug.

The AISLink CA2 AIS Transponder Class A unit meets the requirements of the EU MED (Wheelmark) Directive and USCG/FCC regulations.

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Artex CA2 AIS Transponder Features and Benefits

  • Compact single unit solution with full-color display
  • Color coastline map
  • Compliant with EU Inland Waterways standard
  • Radar and Target list displays
  • Selectable chart orientation
  • Incoming message & alarm display
  • Alarm output for AIS SART, MOB and EPIRB detection
  • Surface mount and bracket mount options
  • Supplied with GPS antenna
  • Continuous self-testing with alarm notifications
  • Simple to use
  • Message sending functionality
  • Compliant to regulations
  • Wi-Fi and USB interfaces for PC & tablet connection
  • Pilot plug
  • Waterproof to IPx7
  • Isolated alarm relay contacts
  • Programmable for up to 30 MOB units
  • Simple installation

Spares and Accessories

Part Number Description
9624 GNSS Antenna (with 10m cable)
9626 USB On-The-Go Cable
9627 USB A to USB Micro Cable
761S-03342 Connector Kit
761S-02758 Pilot Plug Cover
761S-03498 Mounting Bracket Kit
761S-02760 Cable Management and Seal Kit

Artex CA2 AIS Transponder Specifications

Product Description AIS Class A Transponder
Part Number 2666
Compliance MED, USCG/FCC, Transport Canada
Warranty 2 Years
Transmit Power 12.5/1 Watts
Frequency Range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
AIS Modulation GMSK: BT 0.4
DSC Modulation FSK: Mod Index 2
AIS RX1 & RX2 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
DSC 156.525 MHz
Sensitivity -107 dBm for 20% packet error rate (PER)
GPS Receiver Sensitivity High Sensitivity
GPS Receiver Channels 99 (acquisition) / 33 (tracking)
Dimensions 8.5” x 8.3” x 5.9” (214 x 211 x 150 mm)
Nominal Viewing Distance 20” (0.5m)
Temperature Range 5°F to 131°F (-15°C to +55°C)
Waterproof IPx7 (1 meter for 30 minutes)
Equipment Category (Display Unit) Protected
Equipment Category (GPS Antenna) Exposed
Supply Voltage Range 9.6V to 31.2V
Compliance Standards IEC61993-2, IEC60945, IEC62288¹
Serial Ports IEC61162-1 & -2, 3 Rx only, 3 Rx/Tx / Pilot Plug / USB²
Blue Switch Input Isolated
Alarm Relay Normally Open / Normally Closed: 2A max.

Download Datasheet: ACR Artex AISLink CA2 AIS Transponder

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