New Class A AIS transponder from Comar Systems

Comar Systems has unveiled its latest high performance AIS product, the Class A CSA-300 Transponder.

Online PR News – 26-October-2010 – – Comar Systems has unveiled its latest high performance AIS product, the Class A CSA-300 Transponder.
With a compact single unit design, installation and configuration of the CSA-300 is straightforward. The system provides quick access to data and menus and will receive information from all vessels transmitting Class A or B AIS, base stations, aids to navigation, AIS SARTs, plus text and safety related messages.
The unit outputs AIS data in standard NMEA format so that information can be overlaid or shared with other devices on the bridge such as AIS compatible radar, PC navigation programs or chartplotters.
The CSA-300 is the first Class A transponder from Comar Systems.
“This is a very exciting development for Comar,” said Comar Systems MD, Peter Cotton. “Since the introduction of Class B AIS systems, we have seen the light commercial market split between adopting Class A or Class B technology and now we have an affordably priced solution to offer for both sectors of the market and the top end of the leisure market.”
The system is Wheelmark and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) approved, meeting the requirements of large commercial vessels but is equally suitable for smaller commercial, fishing, super yacht and leisure craft.
The CSA-300 is available at a very competitive price, just £1,875.00 and has the following approvals: -
MED Wheelmark - The Wheelmark (Mark of Conformity) is the European regulatory marking of all marine equipment, as defined in the Marine Equipment Directive, 96/98/EC.
CE European
IMO Compliant
Comar Systems Ltd is a privately held company based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was the first company in the world to produce a 2-channel parallel AIS receiver, the SLR-200 and a commercially available Class “B” transceiver. Comar sells its products worldwide through a specialist distribution network. Further information can be found at