Sealite, a manufacturer of marine aids to navigation, has
introduced a mid-range lantern with a fully integrated automatic
identification system (AIS) inside its body.
Sealite's SL-155 series are high intensity 6-13NM medium range
marine lanterns. The compact single tier lantern features
extremely low power consumption, minimal maintenance and now
comes available in 2.5, 5 or 10 degree vertical distributions
with an integrated Type 1 or Type 3 AIS.
When fitted, the AIS is encapsulated within the body of the
SL-155 so no additional mounting or cables are required for a
separate AIS unit. Supporting AIS Message 6 and Message 21, users
can receive information such as operation status and positioning
in accurate real-time messages.
With the physical lantern size unchanged, the all in one SL-155
unit is easier and cheaper to install than other AIS
installations, and its small form size is a cost effective
alternative to larger RACONs, commonly used for electronic
marking of navigational hazards, the manufacturer said.
Suitable for a range of port and harbor solutions, the SL-155
with integrated AIS is the space saving solution for all AIS