The AIS-3R AIS Receiver is a true Dual Channel (Parallel) AIS Receiver. It has two AIS receivers monitoring both AIS channels at the same time and decoding both channels simultaneously. Unlike some other AIS receivers that claim to be dual channel, the AIS-3R is a true parallel AIS receiver, ensuring that you receive the most up to date positions and information of all vessels around you.
The unit has the option of connecting directly to your PC via a USB cable for both data and power or using the standard NMEA 0183 serial output, so is compatible with most AIS aware equipment. Similarly it can be powered either from the USB or from an external 12/24v DC supply (ships batteries).
The AIS-3R installation using the USB connection is quick and easy, requiring only the connection to a VHF antenna, connection to your PC via a supplied USB cable, and the instalation of the driver software.