CLASS D DSC VHF HAS
INTEGRATED AIS AND GPS
Standard Horizon’s new GX2200 MATRIX AIS/GP features a 66 channel WAAS GPS antenna
integrated into the front panel of the radio. Now there is no need to hassle with wiring the radio
to a GPS for DSC (Digital Selective Calling) or AIS (Automated Identification System).
Right out of the box, the GX2200 is ready to go. Acquiring AIS and AIS SART targets, DSC
calling, position sharing, waypoint navigation, and navigation to DSC distress calls can all be performed with just a few simple steps.
The MATRIX AIS/GPS displays AIS target information (MMSI, Call Sign, Ship Name, BRG,
DST, SOG and COG), allows you to contact an AIS Ship directly using DSC, shows your vessel’s
position in relation to AIS targets and alerts you when an AIS ship may be approaching too close
to your location via the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) alarm.
One antenna input is all that is needed since the MATRIX AIS/GPS utilizes the VHF antenna
to receive AIS targets from Class A or B AIS transponders. The MATRIX AIS/GPS features an 80
dB commercial-grade receiver with Local/Distance attenuator, ITU Class D DSC, powerful 30 watt
PA/Loud Hailer with listen-back and preprogrammed fog signals.
Other great features include diecast chassis for durability, user-changeable channel names,
optional voice scrambler, ClearVoice noise canceling speaker microphone, 4. 5 watt audio output,
NOAA Weather Alert, Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch. The MATRIX AIS/GPS
is also capable of entering and saving up to 100 waypoints, which may be selected and navigated to by using a unique navigation compass display that shows your vessel’s SOG, COG, BRG
(Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint.
The MATRIX AIS/GPS is capable of being connected to a RAM3 Remote Access Microphone,
allowing full control of all VHF, DSC and hailer functions remotely as well as adding an intercom
between the radio and second station microphone. Another unique feature is the ability of the
MATRIX AIS/GPS to poll the GPS LAT/LON of another vessel and show the vessel’s position on
the radio’s alphanumeric display or send the data to a compatible GPS chartplotter. This is a
great feature for maintaining contact with fishing or cruising “buddy” boats. The MATRIX
AIS/GPS also has the capability of sending all AIS target information to a chartplotter via high-speed NMEA data connection.
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LINE OF NMEA
Responding to customer and industry feedback,
Actisense has diversified its range of NMEA 2000® micro
cables, adding further to the company’s growing line of
NMEA 2000 products. The NMEA 2000 cables and connectors
designed by Actisense are fully certified and available internationally from the company’s network of distributors and
Actisense has addressed the requirement for additional
cable assembly lengths and also created an NMEA 2000
starter kit, which has been suggested by industry insiders as
a useful addition to the range. The company’s focus has
always been to carefully consider any existing industry install
and usability issues found with other manufacturers’ products. Using that information, Actisense has designed products
to combat these issues and make the user experience uncomplicated and trouble-free.
The A2K-TDC (NMEA 2000 Micro Cable Assembly) is now
available in 0.25, 2 and 6 meter variations. The principal
Actisense Micro Bulk Cable is UL certified and available in
100 meter reels. The newly enhanced range also includes an
NMEA 2000 Micro Starter Kit, which contains an NMEA 2000
Micro power T, NMEA 2000 Micro Terminators (1x Female
and 1x Male), an NMEA 2000 Micro Cable Assembly ( 2
meters) and two NMEA 2000 Micro T-pieces.
The Actisense T-piece provides simple installation where
a drop connection is required and the male and female terminators are used at either end of an NMEA 2000 backbone
to ensure proper operation.