Press Release Summary:
Compatible with NMEA 2000®, NMEA 0183®, NMEA 0183 multiplexing and USB, NAIS 500 Automatic Identification System Power Transponder features power consumption of 180 mA at 12 VDC. Featuring GPS-500 receiver, unit can be paired with NSPL-500 VHF Splitter Box fore enabling capability to use single VHF antenna. Meeting Class-B AIS transponders regulations, product weighs less than 9 lb.
Original Press Release:
Lowrance® Launches NAIS 500 Class-B AIS
Compact Low Power Transponder Vital for Collision Avoidance
Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today, a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Lowrance NAIS 500. Essential for navigating busy waterways and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver — is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof. It offers low power draw and features multiple connections for networking with any HDS Carbon and HDS Gen3 series multifunction display.
Meeting the strict regulations set for Class-B AIS transponders, the NAIS 500 ensures that a vessel is seen on a display – reducing the risk of collisions. The transponder sends a signal to other vessels in the area allowing boaters to plan any necessary avoidance maneuvers well in advance. Compatible with NMEA 2000®, NMEA 0183®, NMEA 0183 multiplexing and USB, the NAIS 500 is simple to install in any configuration. Capable of withstanding the harshest conditions, the transponder meets IPX7 standards. Weighing less than 9 ounces (250 grams) and featuring a low average power consumption of 180 mA at 12 VDC, the NAIS 500 is ideal for any size powerboat.
“Identifying boats that are heading towards you is almost as important as knowing where you are and is vital to safe passage,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “With current regulations, most commercial ships are required to have AIS onboard. The NAIS 500 works with all Lowrance multifunction displays to provide anglers with the peace of mind that, regardless of the conditions, they will be visible to any traffic in the area.”
Pairing the NSPL-500 VHF Splitter Box with the NAIS-500 enables the capability to use a single VHF antenna for the NAIS-500 and a VHF fixed-mount radio.
NAIS-500 Class B AIS with GPS-500 Antenna: $929
NAIS-500 with GPS-500, NSPL-500, Micro-C Cable and T Connector: $1,299
For more information on Lowrance or to locate an authorized dealer, please visit www.lowrance.com.
About Lowrance: The Lowrance® brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com