The FA-100 is a universal shipborne AIS capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations.
Furuno FA100 AIS complies with IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371- 1 and DSC ITU-R M.825. It also complies with IEC 61993-2 (Type testing standard), IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions). The FA-100 consists of VHF/GPS antennas, a transponder unit, and several associated units. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, a DSC channel 70 receivers, interface, communication processor, LCD display, and internal GPS receiver.
The internal 12-channel all-in-view GPS receiver with a differential capability provides UTC reference for system synchronization to eliminate clash among multiple users. It also gives position, COG, and SOG when the external GPS fails. The LCD panel displays all required information about Static data, Dynamic data, Voyage related data, and Short safety-related messages. The information and messages are automatically updated according to the ITU-R M.1371-1, e.g., static information every 6 min and on request, dynamic information every 10 s on ship faster than 3 kt and 3.3 s when changing course at 0-14 kt, etc.