Approved types and Specialised Firms for Installation

The Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCR) has established criteria which must be met for the purchase, installation and use of the devices. Since 1 April 2008 only AIS devices that fulfil the test standard can be built-in. The installers must also be recognised by a competent authority. They are listed in the Rhine Vessel Inspection regulations. The current list is on the CCR website: (click ‘Documents that can be downloaded’).

Approved AIS equipment (*)

Type Manufacturer
R4 IAIS Transponder System Saab TransponderTech
Pro Tec Inland AIS L-3 Communications
NAUTICAST Inland AIS ACR Electronics
VDL 6000/Inland AIS system C.N.S. Systems
AIS 200 Inland AIS Kongsberg Seatex
FA 150 AIS Transponder Furuno Electric

(*) List from October 2009. For the latest list, see


Approved Belgian Firms for Installation

  • Periskal bvba, Bredabaan 451, B-2990 Wuustwezel, tel. 03 669 57 36,
  • Tresco Engineering Bvba, Kribbestraat 24, B-2000 Antwerpen, tel. 03 231 07 31

Approved installers also exist in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Their contact information can be found on the CCR website:


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