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February 06, 2009

A Better Pair of Eyes

Class B AIS - for recreational boats - helps anglers fish more safely

 

Class B AIS Units
 
The FCC has approved Class B AIS units from a number of domestic and foreign manufacturers, and the list continually changes. To find out whether a particular company's unit has been approved, visit https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm (case sensitive) and select "AIS-Automatic Identification Systems" in the Equipment Class drop-down menu.
  
  
 
Here is a list, current at press time, of U.S. manufacturers selling approved devices:

ACR
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
954-981-3333
www.acrelectronics.com

Furuno
Camas, Washington
360-834-9300
www.furunousa.com

Shine Micro
Port Ludlow, Washington
360-437-2503
www.shinemicro.com

Simrad
Tulsa, Oklahoma
800-324-1356
www.simrad-yachting.com