The AIS Carbon Identifier is the latest Class B AIS transponder.
This transponder however is ONLY SENDING Class B information!
In the same way as for a "regular" Class B AIS it must be programmed with information about the ship: MMSI number, Call sign, name of the ship/boat, vessel type and its mounting location on board.
The Carbon Identifier is suitable in applications where you would like to be seen but do not need to see other ships/boats/vessels.
The Carbon Identifier is running on battery and comes with a desktop charger and a mounting bracket.
When the Carbon identifier is fully charged the battery will last approx. 4-5 days (depending on the outside temeprature and the preprogrammed update rate).
The Carbon Identifier has a built in VHF and GPS antenna which makes the unit very easy to use and "install" on the boat. Just charge the unit, program it and then dock in it the bracket that is fitted on your boat and you are good to go.
Dimensions: 350mm x 63mm max. (H x D)
Weight: 250g (Identifier unit only)
Mounting bracket min / max pole diameter: 25mm to 55mm
Built in 2100mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack
Up to 5 days operating time (depending on configured reporting rate)
Charge time: 5 hours
Charging dock supplied with universal input AC adapter.
IEC 60945 Exposed category
Waterproof to IPx6 and IPx7
Operating temperature: -15°C to +55°C
Keep in mind though, that the range that the Carbon Identifier will send its information will be based on the height above sealevel it will be mounted, as well as the height of the receiving VHF antennas.