When you’re out at sea, you need an electronic navigation system that you can depend on. Marine Electric Systems, LLC is here to help! As a trusted expert, we stay up to date on the latest technological advancements and trends in the maritime industry. Our team supplies and installs state-of-the-art navigation systems to enhance your boating experience.
Some areas of marine navigation we specialize in are:
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- Automatic Identification System (AIS)
- Marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Which system is best for your boat? Our team will work with you to identify the best option to suit your needs. Whether you prefer a GPS or a DSC, a navigation system is essential for your boating safety. Invest in a top-notch navigation system today!
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Implement a Global Positioning System (GPS) into your boat! A marine GPS pulls data from orbiting satellites to create an accurate map of the region. Unlike regular GPS devices, marine GPS units refresh ten times faster to ensure consistent accuracy. As the industry continues to boom, marine GPS’s have gained innovative features, including weather and tide patterns. These devices are waterproof and maintain impressive durability to combat the elements onboard.
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an excellent choice for your boat! It uses a transponder, GPS, and VHF radio to broadcast helpful information about the boat. This includes the boat’s speed, name, origin, size, and more. There are two classifications of the AIS: Class A and Class B. Class A transmits a maximum of 12 watts and maintains a range of up to 30 miles. On the other hand, Class B transmits up to two watts and extends up to 6 miles.
Marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio
The Marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio is unique because it can interface with DSC, GPS, and AIS devices. Marine VHF Radios can transmit a maximum of 25 watts. However, inter-boat communications can be obstructed by objects or varying heights. When you use VHF communication, you need a clear connection to the other boat’s station.
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is an excellent tool that significantly benefits recreational boaters. Originally designed for commercial ships, DSC enables boat-to-boat communication through radio messaging. Its digital communications technology is ideal for distress calls and helps passengers relay urgent information to other ships. DSC radio messaging is also great for group calling, position reports, and routine calls.