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A026 AIS receiver + GPS + NMEA multiplexer + WiFi

SKU: QUA-0003

If you want to merge AIS, GPS, and NMEA data …

The A026 combines dual-channel AIS data, with GPS and NMEA information allowing you to view wirelessly anywhere on your boat (and connect to a chart plotter or device of your choice).

The advantage of an integrated GPS is that you can see, not only where the other ships are, but crucially where you are in comparison with them and the coastline.

The ideal wireless AIS, GPS, and NMEA multiplexer for your convenience.

  • Compact dual channel AIS receiver
  • Multiplexer: combines AIS, GPS, and NMEA 0183
  • Can be used wireless (Wi-Fi) or through the USB or NMEA ports
  • Up to 22 nautical miles receiving range
  • Compatible with Chart plotters, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux systems, Android, and iOS

Features

  • Two independent receivers monitoring AIS channels (161.975MHz &162.025MHz) and decoding both channels simultaneously
  • Sensitivity down to -105 dBm@30% PER
  • Up to 22 nautical miles receiving range
  • USB 2.0 powered (<270mA @ 5.0V)
  • NMEA-0183 message output through Wi-Fi, USB, and RS422
  • Built-in GPS to provide position data
  • Combines NMEA input(4.8kpbs only), GPS and AIS messages, and outputs as a seamless stream of data
  • BNC connector for 50 Ohm VHF antenna
  • Powered SMA connector for 50 Ohm GPS antenna
  • Ad Hoc and Station operating modes
  • The internal Wi-Fi access point connects up to 4 devices simultaneously
  • Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10, Mac OS X, Linux systems, Android and iOS
  • Plug & play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
  • Can connect to older RS232 products through optional Protocol Bridge (AS03). For more information, read below

Connections

QK-A026 has the following connections/indicators:

  • AIS antenna connector. Standard BNC female 50 Ohm connector. An active VHF antenna splitter is required if one VHF antenna is shared by QK-A026 and VHF voice radio. (We recommend separate antennas ideally.)
  • USB connector. A micro USB connector supplies power to the unit and also outputs the NMEA messages. It can also be used for adjusting parameters using the GUI Configuration software.
  • NMEA 0183 output connectors. QK-A026 can be connected to other AIS and SeaTalk compatible equipment (eg. wind/ depth or heading sensors) QK-A026 sends out NMEA 0183 messages via Wi-Fi, USB, and NMEA outputs simultaneously for the chart plotter.
  • Built-in GPS. An integrated GPS unit supplies positional data in addition to the AIS data. It should not need setting up. GPS information can be output via Wi-Fi, USB, or NMEA.
  • Wi-Fi. Connectivity in both Ad Hoc and Station Modes on 802.11 b/g/n.
  • Check the LED lights. QK-A026 features three LEDs that indicate power (top, red), AIS (centre, green), and GPS (bottom, green) status respectively. The AIS LED will flicker at a fast rate when signals are received. The GPS LED will flicker more slowly as data is received.

What’s included?

  • QK-A026 x1
  • USB cable x1
  • CD containing Manuals, Configuration Software, and drivers x1
  • Setup Guidebook x1

This product now includes a dual-band Wi-Fi antenna (AS05) as standard.

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Additional information

Item Measurements

Approx. 6.7cm x 11.6cm

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