MXA-5000 AIS Receiver
Dual channel receive capability
The MXA-5000 receives both Ch. 87B
(161.975MHz) and Ch. 88B (162.025MHz) simultaneously. This dual channel
receive makes the MXA-5000 more flexible for obtaining AIS information
from AIS transponders that operate on only one channel. In addition, the
MXA-5000 also receives both Class A and Class B AIS data.
Dual mode data output
The MXA-5000 has two data output.
One is RS-422 for connection with equipment such as marine radar or GPS
chart plotter. Those equipments which accept the VDM sentence format will
show the AIS data on the display. The second is RS-232C for PC connection.
When using with AIS plotter software*, the MXA-5000 allows you to monitor
other vessel traffic on your PC.
*Not supplied from Icom.
Built-in antenna splitter to share one
The MXA-5000 can be installed
between a VHF antenna and a VHF radio. While receiving a VHF radio
signal*, the MXA-5000 receives AIS data. When you transmit from the
connected VHF radio, the Tx signal bypasses the MXA-5000 to protect the
*Insertion loss : 3.5dB (approx.)
GPS data multiplex
When connected a GPS receiver to
the MXA-5000, GPS position information such as RMC, GGA, GNS and GLL
formats can be multiplexed with AIS data (VDM format) and simplifies
Compact size and light weight body
The MXA-5000 is only
132(W)×34(H)×155(D)* mm and weighs only 400g* for easy and flexible
*Mounting bracket is not included.
What is AIS?
Icom's MXA-5000 AIS (Automatic
Identification System) receiver will pick up real- time transmissions from
vessels that use an AIS transporter. Such transponders are now required
for SOLAS vessels by SOLAS regulations.