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Vesper AIS Watchmate 850 - AIS Transponder & Display

Vesper AIS Watchmate 850 - AIS Transponder & Display

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**As the FCC requires all units sold in the US to be programmed by a qualified technician. Please submit the form below for programming at time of purchase. A copy of the MMSI Registration or FCC Ship Station License is required along with the vessel master or owner's signature on the completed programming form. **

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AIS Watchmate 850 - AIS Transponder & Display

Integrated AIS Transponder
Includes a built-in AIS Transponder with two channel parallel receiver and transmitter. This high performance transponder means greater range and increased safety. It also makes installation easier. No external "black boxes" to mount, power and wire. Just plug in a VHF antenna and connect the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder to your 12 or 24 volt power supply.

Class A, Class B and AIS SART & MOB
The perfect companion for AIS Search and Rescue and Man Over Board devices, including the latest models. Sounds the alarm whenever an AIS-SART or AIS-MOB is triggered. Clearly identifies them on the display and provides continuous position updates as well as bearing and range to the SART or MOB. See how this looks on the AISWatchMate here

Ultra-Low power consumption
Designed for minimal power consumption the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder is extremely well suited for energy conscious vessels.

Integrated GPS Antenna
Includes a built-in GPS patch antenna that provides GPS data to the integrated 50 channel GPS receiver. This internal patch antenna allows for simple installation. However if needed, an external GPS antenna connection is provided and an optional external antenna is available.

For best performance, the built-in GPS antenna requires a clear and unobstructed view of the sky. It usually works well when installed in a cockpit, under a non-metallic dodger or under a fiberglass hard-top. However, if you are mounting the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder in a location which does not provide adequate GPS signal coverage (eg. near or obstructed by metal objects or "down below" at a nav station), we recommend using our external GPS antenna.

Fully Water Proof Including USB Connection
The water proof USB connection can be used to connect to the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder during configuration and makes for an easy connection to onboard or home computers if required.

Anchor Watch
The anchor watch enables you to mark where you dropped anchor and sounds an alarm if your vessel moves outside an adjustable circle. It provides a helpful visual indication of where within your anchor circle the boat is located along with distance and bearing to the anchor point.

Unlike any other product, when used with heading input this one automatically corrects for the location of your GPS antenna. This eliminates cumulative position errors and makes this the most accurate and useful anchor watch there is.

Direct Selective Calling (DSC)
Using the DSC function from your WatchMate allows you to initiate an "individual station call" to vessels that are displayed on your WatchMate screen. This feature makes it easy to message nearby boats, requesting them to switch to a specific channel for a VHF call.

Target Plot
Provides a radar-like display of all vessels within the selected range. The display can be oriented north-up or heading-up so it's very easy and natural to interpret. Dangerous and lost targets are readily identified.

Graphical Plot Shows Crossing Situations
Shows the relative position of a target vs. your vessel at the closest point of approach. This provides a graphical view of the crossing situation and clearly indicates whether a target will pass ahead or behind.

Computes the closest point of approach and time until CPA. Alarms may be based on these and other factors.

Bearing and Range
Computes the bearing and range to each vessel. Bearing can be displayed in magnetic to facilitate easy visual identification using your compass and binoculars. Bearings can alternatively be displayed in true or relative to your vessel's heading.

Vessels and alarms are presented in priority order.

Intelligent Filtering
In crowded operating areas the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder eliminates clutter and false alarms with sophisticated filtering options.

Identify your "fleet"
Targets marked as members of your fleet are displayed with a special icon. Use this to indicate your friends or vessels you commonly work with.

CPA alarm
Triggers alarm if a vessel will come too close. Full control of alarm parameters.

Guard alarm
Sounds alarm if any vessel comes within the specified range. Both CPA alarms and guard alarms may be used together.

External alarm trigger
In addition to the internal alarm, an external buzzer, alarm, or signal light can be interfaced without requiring any additional relays (max 150mA).

Consise and easy to read displays
Uncluttered easy to read display shows all available AIS data.

Safety messages
Displays received AIS Broadcast Safety Messages. These messages may contain important safety, navigation, weather, or shipping information. An AIS mayday safety message can also be sent directly from the AISWatchMate 850 Transponder.

Aids to navigation
Full support for AIS aids to navigation including off-position and virtual aid indicators.

Meteorological and hydrographic display
Displays real-time wind, current, tidal and much more in areas where this information is broadcast.

GPS receiver
Displays built-in GPS satellite status and navigation data such as your position, heading, course and speed.

Large backlit LCD
Adjustable daylight viewable backlit 125mm (5") LCD.

Easy to use
Four buttons control all features. Each button is clearly labeled on-screen. Buttons are backlit for night time use and illumination brightness is controllable. Each setting has on-screen help.

External interface
The AISWatchMate 850 Transponder provides complete AIS and GPS output and is easily interfaced to chart plotters, radars or computers.

Silent Mode
Allows AISWatchMate 850 Transponder to be put in Silent Mode. When in this mode, the AIS receivers and GPS continue to operate normally and all alarms and other features, including the Anchor Watch, are available. The only change is all transmissions are inhibited (except MayDay). Perfect for those times when you want privacy.

VHF "in use" Indicator
Unique VHF "in use" indicator (When used with Vesper Marine's VHF splitter).

Self Diagnosis
Self diagnosis to provide warnings if AIS, GPS or antenna are not functioning.

Number of receivers: 2 AIS (parallel), 1 DSC (timeshared)
Receive Sensitivity:-113 dBm
Number of transmitters:1 AIS
Transmit power output:33 dBm (2 watts)
GPS:Built-in 50 channel GPS receiver with SBAS (satellite based augmentation systems such as WAAS & EGNOS), selectable smoothing, internal patch antenna, TNC for optional external antenna
Size(Does Not include bracket or cable):208mm wide x 135mm high x 76mm depth (8-3/16" x 5-5/16" x 3")
LCD panel:125mm (5") grayscale sunlight viewable 320x240
LCD light level:Off and multiple levels of brightness
Environmental:Watertight (USCG CFR-46, IPx7)
Operating temperature:-25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
Power supply:10-32 VDC, 3W nominal (Power Save Mode = 210mA @ 12V)
External alarm maximum:150 mA (power supply voltage)
VHF antenna required:50 ohm, 156-162MHz, max 2:1 VSWR, PL-259 connector.
Serial data:1 isolated USB port (mini), 1 isolated NMEA input (RS422 4800/38400 baud), 1NMEA output (RS422 4800/38400 baud)
AIS Messages:Displays all class A and class B position reports, voyage data, static data, aids to navigation, SAR aircraft, SART, MOB, meteorological/hydrographic and safety messages
Protocols:IEC 61162-1, NMEA 0183, NMEA 0183 HS
Standards:IEC 62287, IEC 60945, IEC 61108, IEC 61162, ITU-R M.1371, ITU-R M.825, ITU-R M.1084
Approvals:BSH, BABT, CE, US Coast Guard, US FCC, Transport Canada, IC
Manufacturer : VESPER MARINE
Manufacturer Part No : WMX850
UPC : 609722874199