To use the M2 software, users will need to acquire equipment that has been certified to work with the software.
M2 HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
Furuno DRS Antenna.
Examples of Furuno antennas used in the past include the DRS4D-NXT, DRS6A X-Class, and the DRS25A X-Class Antenna.
Navico GS25 Antenna with built in Rate Compass
Actisense USG-2 USB to NMEA0183 Converter
Computer with at least 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage
Power Supply Converter Chargers: 110 Volt to 12 Volt Dv for Rv Pm3-45 (35Amp)
Optional Equipment Configurations:
Automatic Identification System (AIS) Sensor: SI-TEX MDA-2 metadata dual channel parallel AIS receiver and AIS Antenna
Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera: COHU RISE 4260HD PTZ IP Video Camera
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR DEPLOYMENT
Radar Tower: To ensure a clear view of the area being monitored, the radar needs to be mounted at least 25-30ft above water and within 1/4 of a mile from the coast line. The height of the tower depends on radar location and distance from the coastline. The roof of a building or other structure with a clear view of the managed area can also be used in place of a tower.
Electricity: A consistent power source must be available (either grid tide or off grid) to power the system 24/7. Specific power requirements vary depending on system hardware configuration.
Internet Access: Internet connection via ethernet, wifi, or broadband connection. If local internet connection is unavailable a remote internet connection is required through a satellite internet terminal capable of transmitting via HTTP protocol and a data plan of at least 5.5MB/day.
Note: System detection performance is limited by radar hardware capabilities that can be negatively influenced by adverse weather conditions and rough sea state conditions.