AIS Test Station


AIS Test Station

Portable Station for Extensive AIS Testing


i-ais-TS1 is a test station specifically designed to test message transmission and reception of AIS devices. 

Beyond its support for all standard AIS messages defined in ITU 1371-4, it can also check the proper transmission and reception of application specific messages (ASM) defined in IMO Circular #289, including Turkish National AIS Application Specific Messages for National Class-B operation.

Thanks to the flexible software structure, any new message defined according to IMO circular #289 can be easily added to the test station as well. The full band and flexible operation of i-ais-TS1 makes it ready for the future needs of AIS world being ready for all kind of potential additions of new messages and new definitions of these messages.

i-ais-TS1 includes a maintenance free lead acid battery which can be charged through POWER connector with the 220VAC-15VDC adapter supplied. Hence, i-ais-TS1 can work without any external power supply up to 3 hours.

  • Transmission and reception of all AIS messages (Msg 1 to 27, defined in ITU-R M.1371-4)
  • Compatible with application specific messages defined in IMO Circular #289
  • Easy to use and control with 7” touch-screen display
  • Up to 3 hours operation without any external power supply

  • 1 x RS-232 (NMEA) and 1 x USB (for user interface) Interface
  • FW upgrade with USB storage
  • Robust housing (IP67 – as stowed)
  • Compatible with i-SEA Platform

General Specifications
Operating Temperature Range 0 C to +55 C
Storage Temperature Range -30 C to +70 C
Humidity Up to 80%
Power Supply Voltage 12V – 24V DC (min/max: 10V – 30V DC)
Supply Current 300 mA nominal @ 12V
Size 477mm x 90mm x 377mm
Weight 7.25 kg
Connectors VHF Antenna: N Female
GPS Antenna: TNC Female
Circular Plastic Connectors for
Case Pelicase
Case IP Rating IP-67 (as stowed)
Interfaces 1 x RS-232 (NMEA)
1 x USB (for user interface)

Operating Frequency Range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
Channel Spacing 25 kHz
Transmitter Output Power 1 mW (0 dBm) nominal (attenuated
not to disturb AIS environment
during tests)
Modulation GMSK


GPS Receiver
# of Channels 50
Time to First Fix 29s Cold Start
29s Warm Start
<1s Hot Start
Receiver Sensitivity -160 dBm Tracking
-160 dBm Reacquisition
-144 dBm Cold Start

AIS IEC 62320-2
ITU-R M.1371-4
IMO Res. MSC.74(69) Annex 3

CE DoC per R&TTE Directive-99/5/EC

  • i-ais-TS1 AIS Test Station
  • GPS Antenna
  • VHF Antenna
  • Power Supply (Optional)