AIS (Automatic Identification System) receives real-time vessel traffic information broadcasted by other AIS equipped vessels. Using the optional MA-500TR or MXA-5000, the AIS data can be overlaid on the plotter and radar screen.
The MarineCommander has the capability to be connected to compatible Icom VHF transceivers.* Various types of DSC calls, including individual, group, all ship, position and polling request*, can be initiated from the MarineCommander. Received DSC messages and position information can be shown on the plotter display.
*IC-M604A/M603 firmware upgrade version, IC-M504A/M505 compatible version or IC-M412 is required.
DSC call types available are dependant on VHF transceiver capability.