SAAB R60 Base Station

saab r60 base station

CAC Part No. 27-01-053-0
Call for Pricing Information

The New R60 VDES Base Station. AIS/ASM/VDE Base Station with Software Defined Radio

The R60 VDES Base Station is the successor to the market leading R40 AIS Base Station, which assures for high quality and stable performance. Thanks to its market leading Software Defined Radio (SDR) design, it is built to be future proof and support coming changes to international standards and requirements. The R60 is compliant with the RED Directive and applicable international standards such as VDES-standard, AIS Base Station Standard IEC 62320-1, Aton Standard IEC 62320-2 and AIS Repeater Standard 62320-3. The R60 VDES Base Station is the main component of a Physical AIS Shore Station as defined by IALA.

Its main purpose is to receive data from and transmit data to AIS/VDES equipped vessels travelling within the coverage area of the Base Station. The R60 can either be installed on a stand-alone basis or integrated into a network, such as the market leading Saab MARITIMECONTROL platform. Ensuring a high degree of reliability and availability has been the key design goal during the development of the R60, resulting in an MTBF better than 100,000 hours. Furthermore, the R60 includes several Ethernet ports to allow for full network connection redundancy and remote power cycling of the base station. The R60 also has a built in NTP-server option to support local time synchronisation for LAN connected equipment. Furthermore, it supports extensive possibilities for VDL analysis via FSR/VSI-message information, giving details such as Received Signal Strength, Time of Arrival and Signal to Noise Ratio.

The R60 also supports channel management via both AIS and DSC. To allow for simple monitoring and configuration a colour display with touch interface is available on the front. For more advanced configuration, monitoring and remote updates, there is a built in WEB serve


  • Fully Compliant to all AIS Base Station Requirements (IEC 62320-1)
  • Aids to navigation (AtoN) functionality (IEC 62320-2)
  • Built in Repeater (IEC 62320-3)
  • Reception and transmission of all applicable AIS and ASM messages
  • Simultaneously supports AIS 1, AIS 2, ASM 1, ASM 2 * and Secure AIS (option)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Sensitivity better than -115 dBm
  • Multiple Ethernet and serial ports, supporting redundancy and adaptation for Cyber Security
  • Dedicated Ethernet service port for independent remote power control
  • Built in advanced WEB-server
  • Supports SNMP status monitoring
  • Support for VDL Signal Information Message (VSI)
  • Support for Frame summary of AIS reception (FSR)
  • Internal memory for storage of data • Built in Base Station Controller (BSC)
  • MTBF > 100,000 hours
  • Hot Standby Support
  • NTP-server functionality (option)
  • Optional support for Secure AIS, which offers encrypted communication

* As defined in VDES standard ITU-R M.2092-0 (2015), Annex 2. / IALA G.1139 (dec-2017)