Simrad Collision Avoidance System

New MX535B is an IMO type-approved, Class A AIS transponder solution.

Simrad MX535B

Simrad’s new MX535B is a collision avoidance system that uses real-time data to provide an instant overview of marine traffic.Courtesy Simrad

Simrad’s new MX535B is a collision avoidance system that uses real-time data to provide an instant overview of marine traffic. It’s an IMO type-approved, Class A AIS transponder solution that shows everything from the maneuvers of nearby boats to the position of AIS-enabled vessels in radar blind zones.

“Our new Simrad MX535B AIS transponder provides a simple solution for the incredible complexity of safe on-the-water navigation,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson stated in a press release. “The system has been designed by a team with over 20 years in IMO-approved product development and achieves our goal to provide mariners with a feature-packed, scalable, cost-effective AIS system for enhanced safety at sea.”

The MX535B can be paired with the Simrad MX510 and AN156 GPS antenna to provide Class A AIS capabilities. If you integrate it with the Simrad MX510 or MX512 displays, then you will have spontaneous ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore information.

It has eight NMEA 0183 serial ports for networking the AIS system with the Simrad MX510 multiport display, a separate junction box and an AN156 antenna. Those serial ports also can connect to onboard systems such as radar or the Simrad MX521A DGPS Smart Antenna for DGPS navigation.

For more information, visit www.pro.simrad-yachting.com.