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AIS TESTER M1

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AIS Tester M1

AIS Tester M1 is a professional equipment for surveyors providing mandatory annual testing of the Class A and Class B AIS mobile and base stations, AtoN and AIS-SARTs in accordance with the requirements of IMO and SOLAS. The device complies with the IMO circular letter “Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252”.

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TEST AIS CLASS A and B, AIS-SARTs and AtoNs

Product overview

The AIS Tester M1 is a globally-known test tool staying on service for radio surveys for more than 10 years and has proven its reliability.

It is designed to perform annual surveys and shore-based maintenance in accordance with IMO requirements concerning AIS testing (IMO circular letter “Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252”). AIS Tester allows to check any AIS station, proving its functional parameters meet appropriate IMO standards.

The tester is a world's standard of industry and is constantly improving. Our engineers regularly release firmware and software upgrades for the equipment that undoubtedly supports the tool on the edge of technologies. 

You may be sure that with AIS Tester M1 radio surveyor is able to check any AIS station, be it an old version or a modern one. You're welcome to check the technical parameters by pressing the button below.

Technical Specification

  • AIS operational frequencies are: channel 1    -  161,975 MHz ; channel 2   -  162,025 MHz;
  • DSC operational frequency channel 70 - 156,525 MHz;
  • Setting accuracy of output frequency – no less than ±1ppm;
  • Output power of AIS channel 1 and 2 and channel 70 DSC not less than (-7) dBm or 100 mW;
  • AIS modulation - FM-GMSK;
  • AIS channel band rate - 9600 Baud;
  • DSC channel band rate - 1200 Baud;
  • Tester provides carrier frequency measurement in range of 156-162MHz within the accuracy  ± 99 Hz;
  • Input\Output resistance - (50 ± 1.5) Ohm.

Approximate continuous operation time using the battery – about 5 hours.

The tester power supply is performed by 4 AA batteries 1,5V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4,5…7V and load current no less than 500 mA.

TESTER displays internal battery voltage with accuracy ± 5%.

The tester is designed to operate at the temperature range from +5С to +45С  and relative air humidity should be no more than 95%, which is determined by used LCD.

 
AIS Tester M1 Overview
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AIS Tester M1 Dimensions
 
AIS Tester for IMO Annual surveys

Dimensions

AIS Tester is a professional equipment for surveyors to provide mandatory annual testing of the Class A and Class B AIS mobile stations and AIS-SARTs.

AIS Tester is manufactured under standards and recommendations ITU-R M-1371-3, M.1371-5 (02/2014) and IEC 61993-2 and able to operate on AIS Channel 1 (ch87B), AIS Channel 2 (ch88B). And thus, this tool can provide checking of any Automatic Identification System.

Dimensions of main unit: 195 x 101 x 43 mm

Weight of main unit: 0.55 kg

Dimensions of plastic case: 280 x 250 x 110 mm

Total weight in case: 1.5 kg

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Mandatory AIS Surveys - automated tests

Product Features

AIS Tester is a user-friendly and easy to use test device.

AIS Tester allows to:

  • Measure AIS frequencies (on channels 1, 2);
  • Measure or estimate the AIS transmitted power (on channels 1, 2);
  • Receive and decode the AIS messages;
  • Send the data to AIS stations;
  • Pass the DSC polling information (channel 70);
  • Check AIS answer to so called “virtual vessel”;
  • Simulate NMEA data transmissions;
  • Simulate AIS data transmissions, such as ship’s name, position, length, course, speed, power and beam;
  • Transmit and receive the DSC messages of different types for VHF stations;
  • Check the AIS-SART operation facilities;
  • Receive the data from pilot plug or external sensors.
 

Features:

  • Any AIS Class A and Class B station are supported
  • Carrier frequency measurement in range of 156-162MHz within the accuracy  ± 99Hz
  • Pilot plug and external sensors support
  • Internal database of received data with possibility to save up to 10 test results
  • Easy connection to PC, laptop, notebook to process the stored data
  • Windows user friendly desktop application for database storage and review, process and test reports printout
  • Long life batteries, easy to replace
  • Easy recalibration without returning back to factory
  • 2 years warranty
 

All the test procedures are provided in accordance with international standards, such as:

  • The circular letter MSC.1/Circ.1252 (for AIS stations);

All data can be viewed on the tester’s LCD, saved or transmitted to PC for report creation.

The tester power supply is performed by 4 AA batteries 1.5V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4.5…7V and load current no less than 500mA.


Complete set
 

In the box

NMEA In/Out Cable (089 fem - open wires 1.5m)
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UHF RF Cables Set
2
AIS Tester M1 Complete Set
Attenuator
3
Telescopic antenna
4
Main unit (AIS Tester M1)
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USB-A - USB-B Cable
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Connectors
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  1. NMEA In/Out Cable (089 fem - open wires 1.5m)
  2. UHF RF Cables Set
  3. Attenuator
  4. Telescopic antenna
  5. Main unit (AIS Tester M1)
  6. USB-A - USB-B Cable
  7. Connectors

Complete set
 

Also you get

AIS Tester Plastic Case

Watertight & Crushproof plasic box

 
AIS Tester software

Software for Windows and Mac OS

 
GMDSS Tester User Manual

User Manual

 
GMDSS Tester CE && Calibration Certificates

CE & Calibration certificates

 


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AIS Tester Software and connection to PC

The AIS tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of standard USB A-USB A cable and special software available on http://gmdsstesters.com/downloads.html website.

AIS Tester description part 1

AIS Tester is a test device operating on AIS channel 1 (ch87B), AIS Channel 2 (ch88B) and DSC Channel 70 frequencies. The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System).

AIS Tester description part 2

AIS Tester is a test device operating on AIS channel 1 (ch87B), AIS Channel 2 (ch88B) and DSC Channel 70 frequencies. The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System).

AIS Class A testing procedure

The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System). The tests volume complies with IMO circular letter \"Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252\"

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Connect the tester to your laptop to create test reports

Connect to PC & Downloads

The newest software is designed to make survey work easier.

The device can be connected by means of standard USB A - USB A cable. Special software is available for download.

The software is compatible with Windows 32/64 bit and MAC OS. It provides possibility of automatic generation of IMO-like reports for all types of tested equipment.

A surveyor’s paper work can be now reduced to minimum: just generate a report, print it and sign! Or save it and send by e-mail. As the reports are saved in doc/pdf format, you can put your logo, contacts, etc.

* FTDI driver should be installed for proper connection on first run.

 
Here you can download user manuals, test report examples and software for AIS Tester M1. Some files require formal registraton. Please click .
Pilot plug - USB cable user manual
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Specifications / Brochure (version: 2.0; 14.02.2020; 2.5 Mb)
Complete specification and advertising brochure of AIS Tester. Available in PDF format.
Complete technical description and operation user manual for AIS Tester is available in PDF format.
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The latest software for GMDSS Tester. Download and manage test results for Radios, AIS and EPIRB. Automatic generation of test reports. 32bit and 64bit Windows OS compatible.
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Latest software for GMDSS Tester. Download and manage test results for Radios, AIS and EPIRB. Automatic generation of test reports. Mac OS X.
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Test report example (version: 8.04; 29.02.2016; 0.34 Mb)
Examples of test reports created by AIS Tester Software. The test report is important logical completition of test process.
Full Catalogue GMDSS Testers (version: 1.2; 05.12.2019; 18.9 Mb)
Full catalogue of our equipment with detailed description and specifications
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