Class B AIS Transponder
The new ICOM MA500-TR class B AIS Transponder / Display is designed for non-SOLAS vessels such as pleasure craft, workboats and small vessels. It is a compact, waterproof unit that works in the same way as other class B transponders but with the added advantage of a large, backlit full dot-matrix display. This provides real-time visual vessel traffic movement information thus aiding navigation and collision avoidance. Both Class A and Class B transmissions can be received and displayed. The MA-500TR can work independently or connect with a PC or other marine network equipment. When connected to a compatible Icom VHF radio , an individual DSC call can be made easily from the MA-500TR.