The Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) is to work with exactEarth to form a new Alaska vessel tracking alliance, built on the MXAK PacTracs product offering.
Digital Deep Sea is launching PilotLINK, a wireless interface for Class A Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). It allows mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android tablets and PCs to connect wirelessly to the ship’s AIS/GPS system.
Cobham SATCOM is opening its order book for its new SAILOR 6280/81 AIS, a ‘black box’ featuring touch screen operation through the SAILOR 6004 control panel. The first delivery of this new Automatic Identification System (AIS) is expected in June.
Transas reports that it has successfully installed and commissioned a stand alone AIS solution at the Port of Aqaba, Jordan, as part of the EU-funded SafeMed II Project.
Xanatos Marine reports that it has successfully conducted a trial on sixteen Indonesia Maritime Police (IMP) vessels of a system that can transmit AIS and ARPA targets surrounding the vessel over 2,000 km back to headquarters.
PortVision has created PortVision TV, a series of online videos designed to inform viewers about its technologies.
Otesat-Maritel has expanded its portfolio through the addition of GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) annual radio survey and VDR / SVDR performance testing services.
Thrane & Thrane has launched a number of new technology products, including a satellite TV antenna and an AIS search and rescue system.
Saab has announced the successful implementation of the National Automatic Identification System (NAIS) on the Indian coastline for India’s Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), which will also be used by the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and DG Shipping.
The Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) group in the US reports that it is working on a joint pilot project with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to utilise automatic identification system (AIS) technology to monitor vessel activity in close proximity to submerged pipelines.
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