AIS 300

The AIS 300 is the 4th generation AIS class A mobile station from Kongsberg and is designed to be fully integrated in a ship’s bridge environment. An improved receiver sensitivity of -115 dBm gives an increased range compared to AIS units with the standard sensitivity of -107 dBm. The AIS 300 is tested and approved in accordance with international regulations and has the Wheelmark certification. In addition, the AIS 300 is tested and approved in accordance with the inland AIS regulations.

Ease of Integration and Maintenance

The AIS 300 is designed to be fully integrated with other navigation systems and can be delivered without an external display (MKD - Minimum Keyboard and Display), provided that the ECDIS is listed in MED-B for AIS-300. All operations and functionalities are handled from the ECDIS in an integrated bridge system. The AIS 300 is hence type approved with ECDIS from different manufacturers and brands, to avoid installing a redundant display/keyboard. One important principle of e-navigation is to reduce the number of displays on the bridge. The navigator needs to have important information easily available in order to reduce response time for decisions. Better integration will lead to a better bridge environment as well as a simpler installation.

Interface and Compatibility

Interface to ECDIS/ECS and radar is provided via the Presentation Interface (PI) available on network or serial interface (RS-422). It is implicit that the system supports chart systems, AIS, and GNSS data distribution. The built-in web-based user interface (UI) provides an interface for configuration and status monitoring. Software updates are supported via the WEB UI and the USB interface will automatically detect new software when a USB stick is inserted. The update will be accomplished without interfering with the existing configuration. Kongsberg continuously makes the latest software available for download from their FTP server.

System Integration and Certificate Information

The AIS 300 is tested for EC Type-Examination (Module B) and holds a certificate under the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU. This certification remains valid unless suspended, expired, or withdrawn and is subject to the specified conditions. The product name is officially listed as AIS 300 under the AIS systems, and it meets the relevant technical requirements set by the notified bodies.

Key features

  • Reception of all types of internationally approved AIS messages
  • Three separate AIS channels
  • Static data, dynamic data, voyage related data
  • Safety related messaging
  • Easy integration via network or serial interfaces
  • Transmission of message 27 on SAT AIS frequencies


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