The AIT2000 is a class B AIS transponder. It uses the latest AIS Transponder technology. Therefore squeezing more performance and interfacing options in to a housing that is half the size of our previous generation transponder.
This AIT2000 plus GV30 bundle comprises of an AIS transponder with both GPS and a VHF antenna. It is ideal for smaller boats and tenders. It provides a single combination VHF+GPS antenna solution that makes installation easy and simple. The short whip VHF antenna of the GV30 does not give the AIS range of a larger half dipole VHF antenna. However, for most smaller vessels this compromise on range (typically GV30 reception is 10-15NM) is outweighed by the space saving and installation benefits.
This ultra-compact Class B Transponder has three outputs; NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000 and USB connection. Therefore allowing it to work with every AIS compatible chart plotter or software package on the market today. furthermore, the AIT2000 features a remote silence button option, two NMEA 0183 Inputs and Outputs, four status LEDs and rugged vibration-proof mounting brackets. The AIT2000 is the third generation of Digital Yacht AIS transponder and so replaces the very popular AIT1000.
For permanent USB connection to a PC or MAC, we recommend adding one of our NMEA to USB Adaptor cables. Hence providing an extra level of electrical isolation/protection against ground differences and static discharge.
Configuration of your vessel’s fixed data, such as MMSI, call sign, boat name, dimensions etc. is made easy with the included Windows and Mac compatible proAIS2 software*. Once configured, the unit will provide AIS data to a PC or Mac running suitable navigation software or a dedicated chart plotter such as the latest Garmin, Raymarine, Navico, Standard Horizon and Furuno units.
As well as transmitting your own vessel’s position so that other AIS equipped vessels know where you are, the AIT2000, when connected to an existing VHF antenna (via a splitter) or dedicated AIS antenna, will receive all AIS targets within range of your boat – typically up to 30NM.
With two industry standard NMEA 0183 outputs, our own N2Net connector for plugging in to an NMEA 2000 network and a simple plug and play USB connection to a PC. the AIT2000 is therefore the perfect AIS transponder solution for all light marine vessels up to 300 tons.
* Except US where dealer programming required
“Get NMEA data into your PC or MAC with this super stable interface.”
“Easy to use PC navigation software compatible with Navionics charts. Powerful features and AIS enhanced displays.”
“iAIS is a simple AIS target plotter designed for use with Digital Yachts AIS with WiFi or any of our other Wireless NMEA products if they are connected to an AIS system.”