R5 Supreme W-AIS - Networked secure W-AIS transponder for operational security

The R5 Supreme W-AIS System is based on the R5 Supreme AIS product but offers great benefits for qualified customers. In addition to working as a Class A transponder, it will give access to other modes of operation, enabling encrypted communication between selected units and other additional capabilities.

The R5 system features cutting edge digital radio technology, resulting from more than five years’ research into software-defined radios. Sharing radio technology with military-grade systems, the R5 technology is a big leap forward into the future of AIS radios. The highly versatile R5 platform will continue to evolve as new requirements are introduced.

The Supreme version of the R5 technology provides the user with a flexible, future-proof product. The large color touch-screen display and a multitude of interfaces make the system highly appropriate for integration into modern networked bridge solutions.

Main features

  • 7" ultra-bright high contrast color LCD
  • Touch screen, keypad or USB keyboard control
  • Ethernet, RS-422 and USB interfaces
  • Optional additional display units for redundant or slave operation
  • Use USB memory for quick software upgrades, data logging and more
  • Automatic, manual or remote dimming
  • Pilot plug integrated into the display
  • Full AIS-SART support
  • Text messaging
  • VHF communication test function
  • R4 Navigation Sensor Compatible
  • Gimbal or flush mounting


Technical specifications



Size W x H x D: 237x79x170 mm

Weight: 1.7 kg



Size W x H x D: 255x140x85 mm

Weight: 1.8 kg

Resolution: 800x480 (WVGA)


Touch: Resistive

Brightness: 800 Nits

Power input: 12/24 VDC


Power consumption

Transponder: 20 W (60 W peak)

Control & Display unit: 10 W

GPS receiver (internal)

50 channels (Ready for DGPS)

Frequency: L1 (1575.42 MHz)

Update rate: 1 Hz

Antenna feed: 5 V DC

Position accuracy (SA off)

Position <2.0 m: DGPS (CEP)

Position <2.5 m: GPS (CEP)

Sensitivity: Tracking -162 dBm

Cold Start -148 dBm


VHF transceiver

SDR Transceiver

Frequency: 155-163 MHz

Output power: 1/12.5 W (±1.5 dB)

Sensitivity: <-111 dBm

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