An AIS SART (Search and rescue transponder) is a mandatory fit for live saving apparatus on all vessels over 300GRT. Traditional technology used a radar type device, but new legislation allows an AIS SART to be used with associated performance and cost benefi ts. AIS SARTs positively identify the casualty and give a regular position update which can be graphically displayed on a Class A MKD, ECDIS or plotter. The S1000 is a fully IMO compliant and approved AIS SART (Wheel Marked) which once activated, will display a target on any Class A or B transponder system or on an AIS receiver. As such it greatly aids recovery of the casualty or liferaft.
SART alarms like our AIS Lifeguard are also activated by the signal from these devices. The S1000 utilises specialist VHF antenna technology to offer exceptional range (typically up to 10NM) and has a battery life of 96 hours under operation. It comes with a storage bag and bracket mount and has a 1m telescopic pole integrated so it can be used in a liferaft. The integrated 50 channel GPS offers a very fast time to fi rst fi x (typically under 40 seconds) and thereafter position information is transmitted 8 times per minute.
The SART shows as a SART target on any AIS system and a safety message (SART ACTIVE) is sent every 4 minutes. The S1000 SART also offers considerable safety benefi ts for leisure users and should be part of any safety pack for coastal or ocean sailing.
“Connects to any NMEA AIS compatible chart plotter and adds an AIS overlay. Simple to install, highly sensitive dual channel design that’s easy to install with Garmin, Raymarine, Standard, Lowrance, Simrad, Furuno etc plotters.”
“The QMax is a compact 25cm VHF antenna with sucker cup style mounting.”
“iAISTX is an AIS transponder with Wi-Fi interface designed specifically for the growing number of boaters who use a tablet for their navigation tasks.”