Launched – Thrane’s New Dual Channel AIS

John Konrad
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June 29, 2012

SAILOR_6217_VHF RadioThrane & Thrane has expanded its established workboat and fishing vessel VHF radio portfolio with the launch of the new SAILOR 6217 VHF DSC Class D AIS Receiver. The new system brings parallel dual channel VHF receive functionality to the toughest line of VHF DSC Class D radios.

The new receiver integrates a two channel parallel AIS Receiver, which enables it to perform a constant watch of both AIS channels, rather than switching between them. This provides greater safety through better situational awareness, because users get a seamlessly updated view of AIS equipped vessels in the surrounding area at all times.

Despite the new features the receiver connects to other bridge equipment via the older NMEA 0183 interface and does not include may features found on some lower cost products like hands-free microphones and bluetooth connectivity.

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