CSB200 AIS Class 'B' Transponder
CSB200 Class ‘B’ AIS Transponder- Rear



Class ‘B’ AIS Transponder designed specifically for small commercial boats, fishing boats and leisure markets.

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Product Description


The CSB200 is a low cost AIS Class ‘B’ Transponder, designed specifically for the small commercial boat, fishing boat and leisure markets. It meets the Class ‘B’ standard that allows vessels that are not required to fit Class ‘A’ units to voluntarily fit an AIS Transponder.

The CSB200 is a compact self-contained unit which, when connected to an external VHF antenna and a GPS antenna, will transmit its own vessel position and data and also receive information from other AIS vessels, shore stations and navigational aids within VHF range. The unit is initially programmed by the user with the supplied program (PC). The vessel’s MMSI number, name, call sign, dimensions and type of vessel are entered at this stage. Once programmed, the unit will automatically receive and transmit AIS data. The CSB200 is compatible with a range of PC navigation programs and chart plotters that are capable of accepting NMEA 0183 AIS data sentences.


  • Automatic transmission of vessels own position, speed and heading to other vessels within VHF range
  • A method of monitoring the position, speed and heading of other AIS vessels within VHF range
  • The ability to plot the progress, changes in heading and speed of other AIS vessels on a PC or Chart Plotter
  • Transmitter off facility to conserve power, or for covert use


  • Small commercial boat, fishing boat and leisure markets.
  • Meets the Class ‘B’ international standard that allows vessels that are not required to fit Class ‘A’ transponders to voluntarily (or otherwise) fit an AIS transponder




  • Weight: 600 g
  • Dimensions: L 186 mm W 130 mm D 51 mm (excl. connectors & bracket)
  • Mounting: To flat surface with supplied trunnion mount
  • Connections: GPS receive antenna: TNC AIS (VHF) transmit/receive antenna: BNC Data: 9-way D connector (RS422 and RS232) Power: 2 pin
  • Construction: Extruded aluminium alloy
  • Finish: Black paint


  • Power Supply: 12 V dc (9.6 - 15.6 V dc); 500 mA; 6 W nominal
  • Peak Power: 2 A
  • Antenna Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Data output: NMEA 0183; 38,400 and 4,800 Baud


  • VHF Receiver: Transmitter x1; Receiver x2; one receiver time shared between AIS & DSC
  • Frequency Range: 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
  • Channel Bandwidth: 25 kHz
  • Channel Steps: 25 kHz
  • Display: Discrete Indicator LEDs
  • Data Received: Class ‘A’ and Class ‘B’ AIS Transmissions • Safety messages • Aids to Navigation
  • Data Transmitted: Name of Vessel • MMSI Number • Position • Speed (SOG) • Course (COG) • Type of Vessel • Call Sign • Heading • Vessel Dimensions


  • IP rating: IP40
  • Operating temp: -25°C to +55°C
  • Compass: Safe Distance 50 cm


IEC 62287-1 Class B; EN-60945; IEC 61162-1; IEC 61108-1; EN 301 843-1 v2.1; EN 50383; EN 60950-1; ITU-RM.1371-1; CE European; BSH Germany


  • Supplied: CSB200 Transponder; trunnion bracket; power, data and programming cables; installation software
  • Required: GPS Receive Antenna AG100 for AIS re-transmission of Vessel Position
  • Required: AIS Antenna