In: Chart Plotters with AIS
Includes all features of KP-39 with added Class B+ SO-TDMA AIS transceiver. AVES Marine sell two versions of this plotter, they differ only in the AIS unit installed :
- Standard production line version – this is completely adequate as a collision warning AIS system and will meet the needs of most users. AIS reception on a good aerial – around 11 miles.
- Specially built for AVES Marine by Onwa. It has the same AIS unit as installed in the more expensive KP708A which has a more sensitive AIS unit. You can expect to approximately double the reception range and number of received targets over the standard production line version KP39A. This is suitable for users who want to see vessels that are at a greater distance (20+ miles assuming a good aerial system). Whilst not necessary for collision awareness it is, nevertheless, interesting to have a broader picture of the AIS equipped vessels over a larger area.