The Simrad V5035 is a fully featured Class-A AIS transponder system, IMO type approved for use aboard SOLAS vessels. As a standalone solution with integrated display and included GPS antenna, junction box, and pilot plug assembly, the V5035 cost-effectively delivers a complete solution. *Requires VHF antenna to be procured separately.
The V5035 offers support for multiple external sensors and integration with Simrad navigation and charting systems, external GPS receivers, radar systems, voyage data recorders and other NMEA 0183®/2000® devices.
  • IMO type approved Class-A AIS transponder
  • Integrated 3.5-inch colour LCD
  • Rotary dial knob and keypad for easy operation
  • Basic-coastline, radar, alphanumeric (text), and satellite display modes
  • Includes NMEA 0183®/2000® junction box, GPS antenna, pilot plug assembly, cables and mounting hardware
  • Multiple sensor input ports and bi-directional data ports
  • Connects to Simrad GN70/MX610/MX612 navigation systems and E5000-series ECDIS
IMO Type Approved Class-A AIS for SOLAS Vessels
SOLAS carriage requirements mandate Class-A Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to be fitted aboard all ships, on international voyages, 300 GT and upwards; all cargo ships, both international or domestic, 500 GT and upwards; and all passenger ships, international or domestic, regardless of size. The Simrad V5035 is a complete package solution with IMO type approval to meet AIS requirements aboard SOLAS vessels.
Safety and Awareness
Adding AIS to navigation for spontaneous 'ship to ship' or 'ship to shore' recognition greatly enhances safety at sea and provides mariners with new levels of real-time information. AIS systems allow you to receive an instant overview of traffic situations and the manoeuvres of other ships, make contact with other ships easily by using the call signs presented on the AIS display. Detailed information on AIS enabled ships helps Navigation in radar blind zones.
Standalone Operation
The Simrad V5035 is a compact bracket or panel-mount unit with integrated 3.5-inch colour LCD screen, multifunction rotary dial and six-button keypad. The V5035 can be configured and operated without any external display or controller, and provides AIS information to the operator in basic-coastline, radar-style, alphanumeric (textual list of contacts), and satellite display modes.
Complete AIS Solution with Comprehensive Connectivity
The V5035 ships with a junction box providing three bi-directional NMEA 0183® ports and NMEA 2000® bus for connection to multiple external sensors (e.g. heading, gyroscope), and sharing of AIS data for display by navigation systems such as the Simrad GN70, MX610, or MX612, and ECS/ECDIS including the Simrad E5000 series. The V5035 also includes a complete pilot plug assembly for connection to a Personal Pilot Unit (PPU).
Display: Backlighting Step-less setting
Display Type 3.5-inch Colour TFT LCD
Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 320 x 240
Networking Connectors
Connectors VHF Antenna Connector (SO-239 Female), Sensor Interfaces 1 to 3 (IEC 61162-1 or -2), Pilot/Auxiliary (IEC 61162-2), External Display (IEC 61162-2), Long-range (IEC 61162-2), DGNSS correction input (RTCM-SC-104), Alarm Output (Relay contact)
NMEA Output NMEA 2000 (IEC 61162-3)
Other Features
Specified Standards: IMO Resolution A.694(17), IMO Resolution MSC.74(69) Annex 3, IMO Resolution MSC. 191(79), ITU-R M 1371-4 (Class A), 2010, ITU-R M 825-3, 1998, ITU-R M 1084-5, 2012, IEC 61993-2 Ed. 2.0, 2012, IEC 61108-1 Ed. 2.0, 2003, IEC 60945 Ed. 4.0, 2002 incl. Corr. 1 2008, IEC 61162-1 Ed. 4.0, 2010, IEC 61162-2 Ed. 1.0, 1998, IEC 62288 Ed. 2.0, 2014
Power Consumption < 9 W average @ 12 VDC, < 65 W peak power @ 12 VDC
Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12 / 24 V DC
Waterproof Standard/rating IPX2
Product Width 205 mm (8.07 in)
Product Depth 173 mm (6.81 in) without connectors
Product Height 85 mm (3.35 in)
Product Weight ≦1.16 kg (2.56 lb)
Operating Temperature -15°C to 55°C (-59°F to 131°F)
GPS Navigation
GPS Antenna Type TNC Female
GPS Receiver Channels 50
Horizontal Accuracy < 2.5 m autonomous, < 2.0m SBAS
Receiver Type SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS (SBAS is not IMO compliant)
Sensitivity < -107 dBm @ BER < 10-2
Spurious Response Rejection ≥ 70 dB for signal @ -104 dBm; BER ≤ 1 %
Transmitter Power Output 1/12.5 Watt (30/41 dBm ± 1.5 dB)
Saab’s R4 AIS solution uses a common hardware platform that is software upgradable to meet future requirements. It can also be software upgraded for other product versions, e.g. to Secure AIS.  
Standard features
Fully IMO-compliant
Highly versatile multi-functional display unit
Integrates with external differential GPS receiver, gyro compass, speed log, chart systems and radars
Large number of input and output ports to support highly complex and integrated bridge systems
Channel-management capability (regional AIS frequencies)
Easy access to standardised and proprietary safety-related text messages
 Fully software-upgradable to support future standard requirements and to convert to other product versions
Pilot plug integrated in display unit
1 W output power option when handling hazardous cargo
Interoperable with Saab’s Airborne and Secure AIS
Supports AIS Class B “carrier sense” messages
Supports transmission of safety-related messages (SRM) as well as general text messages
Supports navigation using DGPS corrections broadcast via AIS (msg 17)
Optional features
Stand-alone navigation DGPS in accordance with latest standards
Combined AIS/navigation system with single display unit, using the R4 DGPS sensor
GLONASS interface
Junction box with factory-connected cables
Gimble or flush mounting for display unit
Product Brochures R4 AIS product sheet 110511.pdf
Troubleshoting Guide
Software Updates
Release notes
Latest  software updates