VESPER Marine AIS range


There are 2 main ranges of AIS products available from VESPER Marine :

watchmate smartais range
ais CORTEX range

The Vesper WATCHMATE range with smartAIS

All commercial vessels are required to be fitted with an AIS transponder, and every year more and more pleasure boats, sailboats and speedboats are fitted with an AIS. AIS transponder data is sent every second from each vessel and contains information on the vessel's position and movements, such as course, speed and heading. Static information such as the name, type, length and draught of the vessel is sent every minute.

By transmitting and receiving AIS signals, your safety is enhanced day and night, in maritime traffic zones or when visibility is reduced.

SmartAIS from VESPER MARINE AIS is an active safety system with intelligent alarm logic that proactively warns you if there is a risk of collision. It tracks your anchor position and warns you if your anchor slips. It monitors the man overboard and triggers an alarm for rapid action. SmartAIS puts you in control of every situation by providing navigation sensor data, GPS and AIS information. Its intelligent alarm management prioritises alarms for the most critical actions. 

Its low power consumption means it's always on, always visible, always watching. SmartAIS transmits all the information via WiFi to your PC or mobile device for access anywhere on your boat. Using the WatchMate smartAIS app, you can monitor information and control your boat's navigation, manage alarms and much more, directly from your mobile device.

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Common features :

  • Waterproof IPX7
  • Class B AIS transmitter/receiver
  • GPS 50 canauX
  • Waterproof USB socket

  • Silent mode (no emissions)
  • Data display (GPS status, position, heading, speed, list of target vessels with MMSI, course followed, risk of collision) directly on the AIS screen or on AIS-compatible multifunction screens for black boxes.

Screen Black box Black box 5.7 inch - VGA 640 x 480 pixels - touchscreen
GPS 5 Hz Yes Yes Yes
SMART AIS technology No Yes Yes
WIFI router No Yes (5 users) Yes (8 users)
NMEA 0183 gateway via Wifi No Yes Yes
NMEA 2000 gateway via WIFI No Yes Yes
NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183 gateway via USB Yes Yes Yes
NMEA 2000 certified Yes Yes Yes
Connection 1 x USB port, 1 x NMEA 0183 input, 1 x NMEA 0183 output - Micro C NMEA 2000 1 x USB port, 1 x NMEA 0183 input, 1 x NMEA 0183 output - Micro C NMEA 2000 1 x USB port, 1 x NMEA 0183 input, 1 x NMEA 0183 output - Micro C NMEA 2000
Dimensions 20 x 13 x 6 cm 20 x 13 x 6 cm 17.2 x 13 x 6 cm

The Vesper CORTEX range

The Vesper CORTEX range

The VHF redesigned

A revolution in marine technology that will change your VHF experience forever.
An intuitive touchscreen designed to last and withstand the rigours of the harsh marine environment.
A sound as loud as a train but as clear as a bell.

The future of VHF is here.

The combined power of VHF and AIS.

Cortex is the world's first VHF with high-speed SOTDMA AIS transponder technology, making your boat visible to others.
An integrated heading sensor tells other vessels where you are heading, helping them to predict potential collisions more accurately.

Be armed with critical information about ships, AIS (AtoN) tags and man overboard devices on your multifunction, mobile or Cortex device.