Avoid Accidents

ACR Electronics has entered the AIS market.

AISLink

AISLink

The CA1 can be networked to a vessel’s navigation system, and it has an easy-to-read monochrome display.Courtesy ACR Electronics

ACR Electronics has entered the AIS market with two rugged AIS transceivers: the ACR AISLink CA1 ($2,800), which is a Class A AIS unit, and the ACR AISLink CB1 ($900), which is a Class B AIS device. The CA1 is aimed at the commercial marine market, but those who regularly run their yacht at 20-plus knots will appreciate the frequent reporting rate and higher transmitting power. The CA1 can be networked to a vessel's navigation system, and it has an easy-to-read monochrome display. The black-box CB1 can also be networked with a yacht's navigation system.