Transas T214 AIS Base Station Transas T214 AIS Base Station

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The Transas AIS Base Station is a state-of-the-art product ideally suited for initial AIS base installations, for use as an additional sensor to the existing VTS centres, or in national AIS networks.

Transas T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the latest IALA Recommendations on Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Shore Sta­tions and networking aspects related to the AIS service (Recommenda­tion A-124, v. 1.5). The T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the following standards:

IEC 62320-1, IEC 61993-2, ITU-1371-1, 2, ITU-R M.825-3, IEC-60945, IEC 60950, IEC 61162-1,2, ETS 301 489-1.

On May, 1 2007 Transas Ltd. obtained a “Declaration of Conformity” in line with the recently adopted International Standard for AIS Base Stations. The accredited test laboratory BSH has successfully tested the Transas Base Station T214 against the International Standard IEC 62320-1 Ed. 1 (2007) and has issued a “Declaration of Conformity” for the system.

Main technical features

  • Automatic identification of ships IMO number, MMSI, call sign and name
  • Reception of AIS data via AIS radio data link from other ships, and output of this information for presentation on AIS and VTS displays
  • Reception of static and dynamic data and binary messages
  • Reception and transmission of Safety Related text messages
  • FATDMA (Fixed Access Time Division Multiple Access) VDL access scheme according to 14.2.2 of IALA Recommendation A-124
  • Timeslot reservations for FATDMA access scheme ($–BCF and $–DLM sentences according to IALA Recommendation A-124)
  • Reception of differential GNSS (GPS) corrections from the GNSS reference station or radio beacon data link and their transmission via AIS channel
  • Assigning appropriate operating modes to the ship stations including the assigning of regions, frequencies, radiating power, slots, report­ing intervals, number of report
  • Transmitting vessel tracking data from radar tracking system to mo­bile AIS units via AIS VHF data links
  • External time synchronization ports (1PPS, Sensor)

Remote control and monitoring

AIS Base Station T214 can be controlled/monitored remotely through MAIN/AUX or TCP/IP presentation ports. The basic remote control func­tions are as follows:
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  • Channel Management
  • Special AIS zones management
  • Standard AIS Base Station diagnostics.

In addition to the standard control/diagnostic functionality, AIS Base Sta­tion T214 performs the following extended remote control functions:

  • Base Station power ON/OFF
  • Automatic selection of power source (Primary or Backup) without interruption of work
  • Internal temperature and fan status monitoring
  • Power supply status monitoring (current power source, voltage of primary and backup power sources)
  • Digital Input\Output control
  • Remote upgrade of Base Station firmware.