Transas AIS Base Station is a state-of-the-art product ideally suited for the initial AIS base installations, for use as an additional sensor to the existing VTS centres, or in the national AIS networks.
Transas T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the latest IALA Recommendations on Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Shore Stations and networking aspects related to the AIS service (Recommendation A-124, v. 1.5).
T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the following standards: IEC 62320-1, IEC 61993-2, ITU-1371-1, 2, ITU-R M.825-3, IEC-60945, IEC 60950, IEC 61162-1,2, ETS 301 489-1.
On May, 1 2007 Transas Ltd. obtained a “Declaration of Conformity” in line with the recently adopted International Standard for AIS Base Stations.
The accredited test laboratory BSH (Bundesamt for Seeshifffarht und Hydrographie) has successfully tested the Transas Base Station T214 against the International Standard IEC 62320-1 Ed. 1 (2007) and as a result has issued a “Declaration of Conformity” for the system.
Automatic identification of ships IMO number, MMSI, call sign and name
Reception of messages on coordinates, course, speed over the ground, heading, GNSS antenna position on the ship, ship length, width and draft via AIS radio data link from other ships, and output of this information to be presented on the AIS and VTS displays
Reception of data on the rate of turn, ship type, port of destination and time of arrival in this port, route plan, availability of dangerous cargo
Reception of static and dynamic data and binary messages
Reception and transmission of Safety Related text messages
FATDMA (Fixed Access Time Division Multiple Access) VDL access scheme according to 14.2.2 of IALA Recommendation A-124
Timeslot reservations for FATDMA access scheme ($--BCF and $--DLM sentences according to IALA Recommendation A-124)
Reception of differential GNSS (GPS) corrections from the GNSS reference station or radio beacon data link and their transmission via AIS channel
Assigning appropriate operating modes to the ship stations including the assigning of regions, frequencies, radiating power, slots, reporting intervals, number of report
Transmitting vessel tracking data from radar tracking system to mobile AIS units via AIS VHF data links
External time synchronization ports (1PPS, Sensor)
Remote control and monitoring
AIS Base Station T214 can be controlled\monitored remotely through MAIN\AUX or TCP\IP presentation ports. The basic remote control functions are the follow:
Base Station reset
Special AIS zones management
Standard AIS Base Station diagnostics.
In addition to the standard control\diagnostic functionality, AIS Base Station T214 performs the following extended remote control functions:
Base Station power ON\OFF
Automatic selection of power source (Primary or Backup) without interruption of work
Internal temperature and fan status monitoring
Power supply status monitoring (current power source, voltage of primary and backup power sources)