ORBCOMM has successfully launched eleven next generation OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, which will be used to provide global M2M messaging and space-based AIS services.
ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, has introduced its new Class A and Class B AIS transceivers certified to the latest AIS regulations, with one eye on the new US Coast Guard AIS mandate which becomes effective in March 2016.
SRT reports that it has signed a contract to supply a national AIS Maritime Domain Management (MDM) system to Bahrain worth approximately US$5 million.
ACR Electronics has added new Class A and Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceivers to its range of products, following on from its recent acquisition of UK-based safety and communication company Ocean Signal.
AIS vessel tracking service MarineTraffic has released density maps detailing the global movement of ships for the years 2013 and 2014, using data subsets consisting of billions of vessel positions.
L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) reports that it has signed a deal to supply its NACOS Platinum series navigation system to two new 150,000-gross-ton Star Cruises liners.
The Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the People’s Republic of China reports that AIS data from its coastal and inland waters will be made available to the public online and in real time.
The Satellite Applications Catapult (SAC) and The Pew Charitable Trusts in the UK have launched near real-time technology that they say will help authorities monitor, detect and respond to illegal fishing activity across the world’s oceans.
Vesper Marine reports that it has won a contract to provide Virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) Beacons to mark several dangerous reefs in the Bay of Plenty, part of New Zealand’s North Island.
Kongsberg has reported that the NORAIS ship-detection system deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) is to be upgraded, with the NORAIS 2 system launching this week aboard the Space X vehicle.
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