Si-Tex has three new AIS products — a dual-channel AIS receiver ($699), a Class B AIS transceiver ($329) and an AIS antenna splitter ($279). The new Metadata dual-channel AIS receiver is designed for plug-and-play integration with chart plotters, radars, onboard PCs and other marine electronics, and it comes equipped with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interfaces, as well as a USB that can be used to power the device.
The Class B AIS features an internal 50-channel GPS smart antenna, eliminating the need for an external GPS antenna in many installations. It’s also NMEA 0183-, NMEA 2000- and USB-equipped. The Metadata AIS Zero Loss antenna splitter allows for the full use of VHF communications and AIS send/receive with a single antenna specifically designed for use with Class B AIS transceivers, providing optimum AIS and VHF radio performance in all situations. si-tex.com