2W AIS class B transceiver

Next generation class B AIS transponder, setting new standard for quality, performance, and value.


  • Fully certified high-performance AIS Class B transponder
  • NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, and USB connectivity
  • Support SD data logger card slot
  • Support Dual GPS Backup from NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183
  • Compact and stylish housing design
  • Optional silent mode (Tx off) operation

SKU Part Number::AMEC-B108-140


The solid AIS class B you can rely on

The CAMINO-108 series represents our globally approved CSTDMA class B transceivers with the core of sophisticated software defined radio technology.


Real AIS Power for Your Safety

Its robust transmission and reception performance makes sure that you can see other vessels and be seen by them even in a busy sea area. The unleashed AIS performance is packed in a compact housing to make CAMINO-108 series the smallest AIS Class B of the world for easy and pleasant installation.


Dual GPS Backup

CAMINO-108 series works with GPS input from both NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 to back up your external GPS antenna. The “Dual GPS Backup” actively ensures the positioning and transmission of your AIS transponder.

Versatile connectivity for easy integration

Camino-108 incorporates waterproof NMEA2000, NMEA0183 and USB port to enable simple integration with chart plotters, MAC and PC. Its built-in SD card slot makes storage of AIS data easier than ever. The AMEC AIS configuration tool enables an easy setup of vessel static data for Windows and Mac users and offers a variety of tools for diagnosis and installation troubleshooting.


Powerful 72-channel GNSS receiver embedded

The AIS transceiver is equipped with 72-channel high speed GNSS receiver. It supports GPS and Galileo by default and optional BeiDou and GLONASS.





IEN 301 489-1 V2.1.0 / EN 301 489-3 V2.1.0

ITU-R M.1371-5:2014

EN 301 489-1 V2.1.0 / EN 301 489-17 V3.1.0

IEC 60945 Ed. 4:2002

EN 301 843-1 V2.1.1 / EN 301 843-2 V2.1.1

IEC 61108-1 Ed. 2:2003

EN 300 440 V2.1.1

IEC 62287-1 Ed. 3:2017

EN 62368-1:2014 + A11:2017

EN 62311:2008

EN 300 328 V2.1.0



Frequency Range

156.025 MHz ~ 162.025 MHz

Channel Bandwidth

25 KHz



Data Rate

9,600 bps

Number of AIS Transmitter


Number of AIS Receiver

2 (one time-shared between AIS and DSC)

Number of DSC Receiver

1 (time-shared between AIS and DSC)

AIS Channel 1

CH 87B (161.975 MHz)

AIS Channel 2

CH 88B (162.025 MHz)

Tx Power Output

2 Watt (33 dBm ± 1.5 dB)

Rx Sensitivity

< -107 dBm @ 20% PER



1,300 Hz / 2,100 Hz FSK

Data Rate

1,200 bps ± 30 ppm

Spurious Response Rejection

≧ 70 dB for signal @ -104 dBm; BER ≦ 1 %


≧ 84 dB for signal @ -104 dBm; BER ≦ 1 %

GNSS RECEIVER (integrated)

Receiving Channels

72 channels


IEC 61108-1 compliant

GNSS support: GPS & GLONASS (factory default)


Operating Conditions

IEC 60945 “protected” category

Operating Temperature

-15°C ~ +55°C (+5°F ~ +130°F)




Power (green)

System power on / off

Error (red)

MMSI not set / BIIT error

Rx (green)

Receiving AIS data

Tx/Silent (green/red)

Transmitting AIS data / Silent mode

SD (green)

Accessing SD card


GPS Antenna Connector

TNC (Female)

VHF Antenna Connector

SO-239 (Female)


Standard connector

NMEA 0183 (RS-422)

Support two NMEA0183 interfaces

Baud rate configurable (default 38,400 bps)

Separate Tx/Rx baud rate

Standard IEC 61162-1 / IEC 61162-2 sentences

Silent Mode Setting

Set by dedicated pins in NMEA0183 connector


Mini type, waterproof


Supply Voltage

12V / 24V DC

Power Consumption

Typically less than 3W average @ 12V DC



128 mm (5.03 inch)


36 mm (1.40 inch)

Depth (include connectors)

88 mm (3.46 inch) (exclude connector)


250 g


AMEC AIS Configuration

PC configuration utility


AIS Viewer for PC


In the Box


Q1.How to connect CAMINO-108 to external RS-232 device?

Q2.How do I install CAMINO-108/W/S Windows Driver on my PC?

Q3.The transmitting LED (Green color) is not illuminated, why?

Q4.The Red Error LED indication at CAMINO-108 is illuminated, why?

Q5.CAMINO-108 receives AIS signals normally, but no one in the surrounding can see me, why?

Q6.Even though my CAMINO-108 is transmitting, why do some vessels with AIS take a long time to see my vessel name or not see it at all?

Q7.My MMSI is being received by other vessels but my vessel name is not shown on their chart plotter or PC, why?

Q8.No data is being received by chart plotter, why?

Q9.The silent mode (Tx off) on CAMINO-108 is not working, why?

Q10.What are the updated NMEA2000 PGN CAMINO-108/108W/108S supports?

Q11.What NMEA0183 sentences does CAMINO-108/108W/108S support?

Q12.What type of SD-card and maximum memory size can I use?

Q13.What navigation information will the SD data logger of CAMINO-108/108W/108S record?

Q14.Where can I download the Free complimentary App for my CAMINO-108W?

Q15.How do I operate the complimentary AMEC AIS App?

Q16.Can I change the SSID of the CAMINO-108W?

Q17.Can I change the Wi-Fi password of CAMINO-108W?

Q18.How many devices can be pair with CAMINO-108W?

Q19.Can I connect CAMINO-108W to my existing router?

Q20.Where can I obtain further technical support?

Q21.How to display AIS Targets on your Macintosh via OpenCPN?

Q22.What to do when your AIS Class B transponder is assigned with a Com Port number which already exists in Windows system?


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