Class B AIS Transponder with SOTDMA
The Furuno FA70 is a Class B+ SOTDMA AIS Transponder that provides the ability to track other vessels in congested waterways, in heavy fog or other conditions where visibility is limited. The black box style does not include a screen as it connects via NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 to a compatible display to show information such as vessel name, call sign, position, course, and speed. AIS’s unique ability to display vessels that are out of line of sight is a great safety feature for anyone on the water!
Using the FA50 couldn’t be easier. Simply tap on an AIS target to reveal vessel information or view AIS targets better with the addition of a compatible Furuno Radar (sold separately).
The FA70 Transponder is a Class B+ Black Box system. SOTDMA guarantees an AIS time slot which ensures your vessel will be visible in congested areas. The FA70 has an internal GPS (WAAS) and an internal VHF splitter allowing for the use of a single AIS antenna for both AIS and VHF performance.
For the ultimate situational awareness while on the water- the Furuno FA70 is a great choice!
* Before we can program your AIS we need a few pieces of information and all AIS units require programming before shipping. Please fill out the form below and fax (910-575-9543) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) it back to us.
Click here to download a copy of the AIS programming form.
You will also need an MMSI number to complete the above form, if you dont already have one, you can get that here.
- Class B AIS Transponder Unit
- GPA-C01 Antenna Unit
- 5A Fuse
- Tapping Screws
- NMEA 2000 Cable (2M)
- Power/Data Cable
- Operator’s Manual
- Data Sheet
- AIS Setting Tool Software CD
- 2 Year Warranty
- Transmits and Receives Information
- NMEA 2000, 2x NMEA 0183 Ports, and a USB (micro B) Port
- Silent Mode with Optional OFF/ON Switch
- Internal VHF Splitter
- Simply Tap an AIS Target to Reveal Vessel Information
- Size: 7"W x 6.2"H
Product Accessories for Furuno FA70 Class B AIS Transponder
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Field Attachable Female Connector is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 T-Connector is a required part when adding components to your NMEA 2k network. It is installed on the backbone cable and uses one end of the T-Piece for the drop cable.
Maretron is known for their high quality and durable NMEA 2000 parts, this starter kit includes: 2 T connectors, Powertap T, 2 Male Terminators, 1m Drop/Backbone Cable, and a 6m Drop/Backbone Cable. Everything you will need to start your NMEA 2K Network.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Field Attachable Male Connector is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.