In essence, AIS is meant to enhance situational awareness for all nearby vessels by broadcasting information such as vessel name and position. This is a useful basis for tracking your own assets, and the TTS taps into the power of AIS to achieve that, without telling the rest of the world. This is done by transmitting information over a separate encrypted channel that only appropriate transponders you authorize can decode.
The right transponder for every use
There are three transponder models available:
- The R5 SUPREME TTS AIS for the yacht itself;
- The R5 SOLID TTS AIS for tender boats and service vessels;
- The R5A airborne transponder qualified for use in helicopters and planes.