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New products from Thrane

Thrane & Thrane has launched a number of new technology products, including a satellite TV antenna and an AIS search and rescue system.

Based on the SAILOR 900 VSAT platform, the SAILOR 100 Satellite TV antenna offers multi-polarisation and a programmable LNB, and can be installed using a single cable. It features a 103 cm dish and 3-axis structure, as well as a rotary joint to eliminate cable wrapping when the vessel turns.

A touch screen terminal is included to handle all setup, service and management.

Thrane & Thrane has also launched a new Automatic Identification System-Search and Rescue Transmitter (AIS-SART), the SAILOR 5051 AIS-SART.

The company says that the unit offers a number of improvements, such as increased detection range, over traditional SART technology, which uses radar to direct SAR vessels and aircraft to a life craft.

Using AIS, the SAILOR 5051 AIS-SART can provide surface vessels with its position at a range of approximately five miles whilst aircraft can locate the beacon at over 30 miles, depending on conditions.

The new unit provides over 96 hours of operation and uses a built-in GPS feature that continuously updates and calculates latitude and longitude bearing to distance of the target survival craft. It also offers better identification for SAR vessels and aircraft, because it has a unique 9 digit identification code.

Any activated SAILOR 5051 AIS-SART will show up with position and bearing on a vessel’s ECDIS or chart-plotter as a red cross in a circle, meaning it can immediately be identified as a life craft in distress.

Future product releases also announced by Thrane include a standalone AIS Class A transceiver for merchant and offshore vessels, the SAILOR 6280 AIS System. The unit will be of the ‘black box’ type and will be operated via a new 7-inch touch display.

A new SAILOR 6390 Navtex unit will also come to market in Q2 2013 and has been developed to be used as a standalone navigation aid or a component in any GMDSS installation.

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