AIS Transponder with Display - Class A

By: Furuno
  • The FA150 is a shipborne Universal AIS (Automatic Identification System) Transponder capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. The FA150 consists of a transponder unit and a compact display unit with 4.5" Silver Bright Display. The compact FA150 display is designed to accommodate a simple and space-saving installation with a user-friendly ergonomic design.

    The transponder unit contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on parallel VHF channels, a DSC channel 70 receiver, interface processor and internal GPS receiver. The GPS receiver is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver and has Differential capabilities (DGPS). The GPS receiver provides UTC reference and also provides position, COG and SOG in the event that a connected external GPS receiver fails.

    The FA150 provides multiple interfaces for Radar, ECDIS and PC. The available Combo GPS/VHF antenna affords flexible, easy installation.

    The FA150 provides the following data:

    • MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
    • IMO Number (where available)
    • Call sign & vessel name
    • Length and beam
    • Type of ship
    • Location of position-fixing antenna on ship
    • Ship's position with accuracy indication and integrity status
    • UTC
    • COG, SOG and Heading
    • ROT (Rate of Turn) where available
    • Ship's draught
    • Navigation status
    • Hazardous cargo (type)
    • Destination and ETA (at captain's discretion)
    • Short safety-related messages and free messages.