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The marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a location and vessel information reporting system. It allows vessels equipped with AIS to automatically and dynamically share and regularly update their position, speed, course and other information such as vessel identity with similarly equipped vessels. Position is derived from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and communication between vessels is by Very High Frequency (VHF) digital transmissions. There are a number of types of AIS device, like Class A transceivers, Class B transceivers, AIS base stations, Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and AIS receivers.
QK-A027 is a compact dual channel, VHF AIS receiver and is able to receive information from both AIS frequencies simultaneously. It includes an integrated GPS module that can track up to 22 satellites on 66 channels. It can also combine one external Seatalk1 data source with GPS and AIS messages. This single data stream is then transmitted synchronously via WiFi, USB and RS422.
· Two independent receivers monitoring both AIS channels (161.975MHz &162.025MHz) and decoding both channels simultaneously.
· Sensitivity down to -105 dBm@30% PER
· Up to 45 nautical miles receiving range
· Powered by the Seatalk bus (<120mA@12.0V)
· NMEA-0183 message output through WiFi,USB and RS422
· Configurable baud rates: (4.8, 9.6, 38.4k input and output)
· Simultaneous wireless and USB output
· The internal WiFi access point connects up to 7 devices simultaneously
· Ad Hoc and Station operating modes
· SeaTalk to NMEA 0183 protocol converter
· Built-in GPS to provide positional data
· Combines GPS and AIS messages and output as a seamless stream of data
· BNC connector for 50 Ohm VHF antenna
· SMA connector for 50 Ohm GPS antenna
· Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10, Mac OS X, Linux systems, Android and iOS
· Plug & Play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
QK-A027 has the following electrical connections/indicators:
--USB connector. A micro USB connector outputs the NMEA messages. It can also be used for adjusting parameters using the GUI Configuration software.
--NMEA 0183 output connectors. QK-A027 can be connected to other AIS compatible equipment, like wind/depth or heading sensors, via the NMEA inputs. QK-A027 sends out NMEA 0183 messages via WiFi, USB and NMEA outputs simultaneously.
--GPS antenna connector. Standard SMA female 50 Ohm connector to connect with an active GPS antenna.
--AIS antenna connector. Standard BNC female 50 Ohm connector. An active VHF antenna splitter is required if one VHF antenna is shared by QK-A027 and VHF voice radio.
--SeaTalk input connector. The SeaTalk port has 3-Pin terminals for connection to the SeaTalk bus. Ensure the connection is correct before powering up. An incorrect connection could damage the QK-A027 and other devices on the SeaTalk Bus.
--LED lights. QK-A027 features three LEDs which indicate power, AIS and GPS status respectively QK-A027 runs on 12.0V DC and is powered through the Seatalk interface. This allows a much cleaner supply and a concomitant improvement in signal reception QK-A027 is supplied with a USB connector. This connector provides the NMEA 0183 data output through it. This USB connector can be linked directly to a USB port on the PC or other mobile devices via the supplied cable.
Drivers can be downloaded here.
Application note can be downloaded here.
Note: This product has been thoroughly tested in the UK before dispatching to customers. Please make sure you understand how to use QK-A027 before purchasing from us. For international shipping, VAT and other import or handling fees may be applied by your local customs. These are the responsibility of the recipient. We will always declare the purchase price excl. shipping. All technical questions please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can visit Quark-elec forum to find your answer.
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