CAMINO-108S AIS Transponder / with Splitter and GPS Antenna

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AMEC CAMINO-108S AIS Transponder / integr. splitter / GPS patch antenna
659.95 EUR €675.00 only €554.58
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The CAMINO-108 series is the new generation of AIS-B transmitters / receivers. Inside of its compact housing, you will find optimized reception and transmission performance with BSH and CE certification. The dual-channel receiver allows for the monitoring of all types of AIS signals, such as Class A (professional shipping), Class B, AtoN and SART. The device comes equipped with NMEA2000, NMEA0183 and USB connections, allowing chartplotters and PC's to be connected. AIS data records are significanly easier to organize, collect and store with the built-in SD card slot.

Equipped with an internal splitter, the Camino-108S allows for the use of an existing VHF antenna. This makes the installation of the AIS transponder particularly easy, seeing as the existing radio is connected directly to the Camino, instead of to the VHF antenna. The splitter ensures that the devices always have sufficient transmission power.  
 
  • NMEA2000, NMEA0183, USB interface
  • Powerful, integrated splitter
  • Integrated GPS module. A GPS antenna is included in delivery contents.
  • AIS signal transmission can be switched off (with optional TX-Off unit, Art. 95544)
  • 12/24 V operating voltage
  • Dimensions: 159 x 88 x 46 mm
  • Incl. configuration software
  • With CE approval

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Leif O. asked
on Dec 19, 2018
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Hi I have a plotter B & G vulkan 7, if I buy CAMINO-108S AIS Transponder which cables I need ?
Answers:
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Andrew C. answered
on Dec 19, 2018
Hi, I do have the same setup onboard. Everything works perfectly on the standard NMEA-2000 interface, just the drop cable and the T-junction will suffice to add the Camino-108S to the same NMEA-2000 backbone.
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Niels E. answered
on Dec 19, 2018
I installed the Camino 108S The one with the integrated the antenna-splitter It works fine with a Raymarine e7 plotter using the NMEA2000 Backbone. Only needed a special cable to the plotter as the Raymarine version of NMEA appears to have crossed some wires and is called something else. The cable is available in the SVB web shop. But should not be needed for your B&G plotter. The box contained a thin piece of antenna cable, intended for connecting the AIS to the VHS. I ended up installing the 108S where the existing antenna cable to the mast head antenna can be separated when removing the mast. (Sailboat). That way I assume I cause the least damage to the radio performance. The GPS antenna appears to work fine installed just below the GRP deck. Otherwise you will need a fuse, a switch, a well sized power cable and a NMEA2000 Tee. That is assuming you already have a NMEA2000 Backbone connected to the plotter. A PC will be needed for setting up the AIS. A USB cable is included

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10/23/2018
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Bonnrapport qualité prix
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8/8/2018
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Preis - Leistung prima
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7/23/2018
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ottimo, raccomandato
ottimo prodotto, facile da configurare e da installare, funziona bene come ci si aspetta. L'integrazione dello splitter lo rende molto pratico.
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5/7/2018
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Einfacher geht es nicht.
Wir haben den Camino 108s im zuge eines Technik Refits an unsere alte Antenne Angeschlossen und betreiben dahinter ein neues Raymarine Ray52 Funkgerät. Desweiteren sind ein Fusion Radio und ein NMEA 2000 Netz angeschlossen. Alles Funktioniert perfekt. So guten Radioempfang hatten wir noch nie -D Die Installation war ein Kinderspiel. Alle benötigten Kabel sind enthalten (sogar das Antennenkabel für das Radio) wodurch es fast eine Plug & Play Konfiguration war. Man muss nur den Camino per USB Kabel und Software mit den Schiffsdaten betanken und schon gehts los. Wenn man weiß wo die mitgelieferte GPS Antenne hin kommt, kann man die Programmierung bereits im voraus zu Hause vornehmen. Der Camino wird bei der Programmierung über USB mit Strom versorgt und benötigt keinen 12V Anschluss. Die Mitgelieferte Antenne ist klein und hat einen super Empfang. Wir haben die Antenne im Schrank unter dem Gangboard verbaut und sie hat dort vollen Empfang. Installationsaufwand in etwa 5 min. Der Camino gibt sein GPS Signal auch über NMEA 2000 und 0183 raus und dient bei uns als Redundanz Antenne falls das Plotter oder die Netzwerk GPS Antenne ausfallen. Alles im allem bin ich sehr von der kleinen Kiste angetan. Sie macht genau das was sie soll und das auch noch gut. Die Reichweite im Empfangsbereich liegt mit unserer Mastantenne (ca 18m) bei mehr als 20sm. Die Sendereichweite müssen wir noch austesten. Ich kann das Produkt uneingeschränkt empfehlen.
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4/26/2018
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Funktioniert einwandfrei mit hoher Reichweite. Einfache Installation und Programmierung. Schneller GPS Empfang und problemlose Integration ins Netzwerk.
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4/26/2018
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Genreally good product Some comments 1. the GPS antenna cable has a large connector, which makes installation difficult. There are no instructions how to cut and reconnect the cable. D.i.y connectors for this type of cable (the new black cable is thinner than the white cable in the picture) are difficult to find. Although not optimal, in my case a straightforward cut and connect with a terminal strip worked well. 2. The VHF is connected when AIS powered off; The signal on the car-radio antenna is attenuated when th epower is of. So if you want to listen to the car-radio, you have to switch the AIS on (and use .2A) 3. it would be nice if silent mode could be switched through a computer interface. 4. It would also be nice if there was a documented specification of the control interface as used by the AMEC configuration tool. This would help integration in advanced navigation systems like I have on my yacht
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9/12/2018
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Nice product, yet to prove performance
The transponder has been installed and it seems to work fine, except for a few things first, I was surprised not find the NMEA-2000 kit included, which caused me a headache in procuring it. I could hence not integrate it yet in the boat's network, and only operate it it as a standalone unit. Second, In was unable to see its position report in any of the usual AIS web-based tools such as FindShip or Vessel Finder. Third, from the instructions, it's not clear if the unit can work just relying on the GPS data in the NMEA network, so I don't need to install its own GPS antenna. I will appreciate your help in sorting out these issues. MfG A. Casini
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