AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AIS), AtoN, TRACKING Aids To Navigation Marine Domain Awareness Fleet Monitoring Leasure AIS Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Our new range of AIS Aids to Navigation (AtoN) products offers the next generation of electronic navigation and operating enhancement for the management and operation of ports, coastlines and waterways. An AIS AtoN is typically installed on buoys and other Aids to Navigation to give the AtoN position and can be integrated with lanterns and sensors such as weather, tide, temperature and water current. The AIS AtoN transmits the data via the normal AIS network allowing the position of the AtoN and sensor information to be monitored in all conditions with an AIS display. A navigational aid (also known as aid to navigation, ATON, or navaid) is any sort of marker which aids the traveler in navigation; the term is most commonly used to refer to nautical or aviation travel. Common types of such aids include lighthouses, buoys, fog signals, and day beacons. According to the glossary of terms in the United States Coast Guard Light list, an Aid to Navigation is any device external to a vessel or aircraft specifically intended to assist navigators in determining their position or safe course, or to warn them of dangers or obstructions to navigation. Benefits of an AIS AtoN Systems that improve waterway control and safety Improved maritime domain awareness Accurate real time monitoring of buoy positions in all weather conditions Dynamic marking of shipping lanes Instant marking of new hazards with virtual AtoN projection feature Automatic alerts in the event of buoy or lantern malfunction Ability to broadcast environmental information (meteorological and hydrological) Maritime Domain Awareness Systems (MDA) Maritime domain awareness systems improve efficiency, safety and security. AIS is a major technological step forward, providing a reliable, globally adopted communication platform to deliver applications that benefit many market segments. This includes protecting and optimizing activities in your Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Enhanced efficiency, safety and visibility with AIS In addition to improved safety and security AIS is used to improve the operational efficiency of vessels, ports and waterways, delivering lower operating costs and maximising load factors (number of vessels). Our unique 3D display system allows you to control and monitor all aspects of a strategic maritime facility. Safety on the water is of paramount importance. AIS devices help to prevent accidents, and in the unfortunate event of an incident, can help to ensure vessels and people are found and rescued quickly. AIS aids national security by identifying threats to sovereign borders and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). Working with radar, AIS identifies ships using AIS; whilst radar identifies vessels that don’t have AIS identification and may be potential threats. Affordable Fleet Monitoring Implementing a customised vessel tracking system within available budget for fleets of any size. Giving authorities and fleet owners control of their fleet Our vessel tracking system is designed to offer affordable, yet guaranteed fleet monitoring. The use of multiple technologies, including satellite AIS where required permits our system to be easily deployed along any coastline no matter the availability of coast monitoring locations – minimum cost, maximum functionality. Leisure AIS enhances the fun aspects of boating AIS improves the safety of leisure boating and increases the fun whilst on the water. The potential hazards of commercial vessels are mitigated, whilst the information from an AIS transceiver will provide interesting information on weather and nearby vessels. AIS Products and Solutions Overview Specification Included Sensor Interface Documents AIS AtoN Chronos Type 1 & Type 3 Product Code : Type 1: 418-0050 & Type 3 : 418-0065 Features Chronos is an internationally certified Type 1 and Type 3 AIS AtoN with the world’s lowest power consumption. Offering a full range of features, including transmission of virtual AtoN targets, over the air configuration and chaining. Chronos can be interfaced directly with lights and RACONS, and to an extensive range of sensors when connected to the Chronos Sensor Interface product (optional). The small, tough enclosure is designed for continuous, long term use in even the most extreme environments from the equator to the poles and can be installed in the tight spaces. Certified Type 1 and Type 3 Proven operational reliability Ultra low power consumption in all operating modes Small size for installation in the tightest space Designed and manufactured for the toughest of environments Multiple flexible sensor interfaces, when combined with the Chronos Sensor Interface (optional Customisation Our products offer unmatched capability to be customised for specific applications and markets. Additional features and functions can be specified and implemented and range from the simple to complex encryption and messaging features. Certification This product is fully tested and certified to the relevant international standards and product specifications. As part of the OEM customisation process into your brand, international certification can be transferred into your brand name within a matter of weeks. AIS AtoN Chronos Type 1 & Type 3 AtoN Functions Type 1 and Type 3 options available Supports configuration by VDL command Chaining option available Customisable sensor interfacing Virtual AtoN support Physical Dimensions: 172mm x 120mm x 55mm Weight: 350g Electrical 12 to 24VDC Power consumption: Type 1 AtoN (FATDMA) less than 0.09Ah/day* Power consumption: Type 3 AtoN (RATDMA) less than 0.8 Ah/day* * with 3 minute position reporting rate Interfaces USB (for configuration) Link connector – has two functions, only one can be used at any time: connect to a Light, RACON and an external NMEA0183 port connect to the Sensor Interface (optional) via the Link cable supplied with the Sensor Interface VHF Transceiver Transmitter: x 1 Receiver : x 2 Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025MHz in 25KHz steps Output power: 1W, 2W, 5W or 12.5W Channel bandwidth: 25KHz Channel step: 25KHz Modulation modes: 25KHz GMSK (AIS, transmit and receive) Bit rate: 9600 b/s (GMSK) Receiver sensitivity: < -110dBm @ 20% PER Adjacent channel: selectivity 70dB GPS Receiver and Antenna Channels: 50 IEC 61108-1: Compliant GPS antenna: External antenna provided Glonass: Option available Spurious response rejection: 70dB Environmental Waterproof: IPx6 and IPx7 rated for water ingress IEC 60945: ‘Exposed’ category Operating temperature: -25°C to +55°C Standards Compliance AIS Standard: IEC62320-2 2008 Environmental: IEC60945 2002-08 GPS Performance Standard: IEC61108-1 2002-07 Safety: EN60950-1 2006, +A11 2009, +A1 2010, +A12 2011 AIS AtoN Chronos Type 1 & Type 3 Supplied with Chronos AIS AtoN Transceiver Product CD Warranty card Backshell connector Fixings Power and USB cable USB configuration cable GPS antenna Chronos Sensor Interface (Optional) Product Code : 418-0052 Features The Chronos AIS AtoN Sensor Interface allows the interfacing of the Chronos AIS AtoN to a variety of external sensors allowing for the transmission of the sensor information as a standard AIS message. These sensors can be complete weather stations systems or individual sensors such as light status, power supply status, RACON status, wind gauges, tide gauges, current meters, temperature sensors, fog, light, precipitation etc. SPECIFICATIONS Physical Dimensions: 172mm(w) x 120mm(d) x 53mm(h) excluding connectors Weight: 300g excluding cables and accessories Interfaces USB: USB interface for configuration and diagnostics RS232: Two RS232 level interfaces for connection of external equipment NMEA0138/ IEC61162/RS422: One fully optically isolated RS422 level interface for connection of external equipment SDI-12: One SDI-12 complaint interface for connection of external sensors supporting the SDI-12 protocol Non-isolated digital I/O: 3 x non-isolated logic level I/O signals (3.3V logic levels) Isolated digital inputs: 5 x optically isolated digital inputs, sensitivity 2.5V, max input voltage ±15Vi> Isolated analogue inputs: Two non-isolated analogue inputs. Range ±13.75V, 16 bit resolution Non-isolated analogue inputs: Two non-isolated analogue inputs. Range ±37.2V, 12 bit resolution Current sense loop: Light current sense loop, max 5A. Measurement of currents up to 0.5A with 12 bit resolution Relay drive: One relay driver output, max load 200mA at 60VDC Environmental Operating temperature: -25°C to +55°C Water ingress rating: IPx6 and IPx7 Included Dimensions AIS AtoN Chronos Type 1 & Type 3 DOWNLOAD Chronos Type 1 & 3 Data Sheet Overview Specification Included Installation Documents AIS AtoN Carbon Type 1 & Type 3 Product Code : Type 1 : 418-0009 (TR), 418-0010 (TRS) Type 3 : 418-0001 (TR), 418-0003 (TRS) Features Carbon is an internationally certified Type 1 and Type 3 AIS AtoN with the world’s lowest power consumption. Offering a full range of features, including transmission of virtual AtoN targets, simple integration with lanterns and external sensors, plus over the air configuration and chaining. The toughened enclosure is designed for continuous, long term use in the even the most extreme environments from the equator to the poles. Certified Type 1 and Type 3 Ultra low power consumption in all operating modes Designed and manufactured for the toughest of environments Integrated GPS antenna with optional external input Multiple flexible sensor interfaces (TRS) Proven operational reliability Full feature set Customisation Our products offer unmatched capability to be customised for specific applications and markets. Additional features and functions can be specified and implemented and range from the simple to complex encryption and messaging features. Certification This product is fully tested and certified to the relevant international standards and product specifications (FCC (USA), Industry Canada and R&TTE (CE) Type Approval). AIS AtoN Carbon Type 1 & Type 3 AtoN Functions Type 1 and Type 3 options available Supports configuration by VDL command Chaining option available Customisable sensor interfacing Virtual AtoN support Physical Dimensions: 284 x 180mm (H x D) Weight: 1.2kg Electrical 12 to 24VDC Power consumption: Type 1 AtoN (FATDMA) less than 0.09Ah/day* Power consumption: Type 3 AtoN (RATDMA) less than 0.8 Ah/day* *(with 3 minute position reporting rate) Interfaces – basic AtoN (TR / TRS) USB (for configuration) IEC61162-1 ports: Two (NMEA0183) at 38400 baud Logic level I/O lines: 5 configurable Interfaces – via optional sensor interface (TRS) Five isolated digital inputs Two isolated analogue inputs – 0 to 36VDC Three non-isolated analogue inputs Two relay drive outputs Analogue current sense (up to 5A) Five non-isolated logic level input / output channels NMEA0183 (IEC61162-1/2) port Two RS232 ports – configurable baud rates SDI-12 interface VHF Transceiver Transmitter: x 1 Receiver : x 2 Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025MHz in 25KHz steps Output power: 1W, 2W, 5W or 12.5W Channel bandwidth: 25KHz Channel step: 25KHz Modulation modes: 25KHz GMSK (AIS, transmit and receive) Bit rate: 9600 b/s (GMSK) Receiver sensitivity: < -110dBm @ 20% PER Adjacent channel: selectivity 70dB GPS Receiver and Antenna Channels: 50 IEC 61108-1: Compliant GPS antenna: Internal or external options Glonass: Option available Spurious response rejection: 70dB Environmental Waterproof: IPx6 and IPx7 rated for water ingress IEC 60945: ‘Exposed’ category Operating temperature: -15°C to +55°C Environmental – additional test results (in accordance with IEC 60945) Clause Test Description Result 8.2 Dry heat (Storage) Satisfactory 8.2 Dry heat (Functional) Satisfactory 8.3 Damp heat Satisfactory 8.4 Low temperature (Functional) Satisfactory 8.8 Rain and spray Satisfactory 8.12 Corrosion Satisfactory 5.2.3 Excessive conditions Satisfactory Standards Compliance AIS Standard: IEC62320-2 2008 Environmental: IEC60945 2002-08 GPS Performance Standard: IEC61108-1 2002-07 Safety: EN60950-1 2006, +A11 2009, +A1 2010, +A12 2011 AIS AtoN Carbon Type 1 & Type 3 Supplied with AIS AtoN Transceiver with integrated GPS antenna (optional external input) Mounting bracket and fixings Bird deterrent components USB configuration cable (optional) Product manual and CD Power and data connector Sensor interface connectors x2 (optional) AIS AtoN Carbon Type 1 & Type 3 Transceiver Dimensions General Assembly Mounting Bracket Dimensions AIS AtoN Carbon Type 1 & Type 3 DOWNLOAD Carbon Type 1 & 3 Data Sheet Overview Specification Included Installation Documents AIS AtoN Express Type 1 Product Code : 418-0012 Features Fully certified and integrated Type 1 AIS AtoN with internal rechargeable battery. Designed for quick and easy deployment on even the smallest buoys. Able to operate for over 5 days between charges or connect directly to an external power source for permanent installations. Unique secure quick fit bracket system. Certified Type 1 AIS AtoN Integrated and protected GPS & VHF antennas Internal rechargeable battery Ultra low power consumption Customisation SRT products offer unmatched capability to be customised for specific applications and markets. Additional features and functions can be specified and implemented and range from the simple to complex encryption and messaging features. Certification This product is fully tested and certified to the relevant international standards and product specifications (FCC (USA), Industry Canada and R&TTE (CE) Type Approval). AIS AtoN Express Type 1 AtoN Functions Type 1 FATDMA operation Message #21 transmission Physical Dimensions: 375mm x 67mm max. (H x D) Weight: 350g (AtoN Express unit only) Mounting bracket: Min / max pole diameter – 25mm to 55mm Electrical Power supply: Built in 2100mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack Operating time: Up to 5 days operation at 5 minute reporting interval Optional: External power supply (12 to 24VDC) Power consumption: External supply <0.1Ah / day* *(at 3 minute reporting interval) Interfaces USB: For configuration only Optional: External power supply connection VHF Transmitter & Antenna Transmitter: x 1 Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025MHz in 25kHz steps Output power: 1 Watt EIRP Internal VHF antenna GPS Receiver & Antenna Channels: 50 IEC 61108-1: Compliant Internal GPS antenna Environmental Waterproof: To IPx7 Operating temperature: -15°C to +55°C Standards Compliance AIS Standard: IEC62320-2 Ed. 1 2008-03, AIS AtoN Stations AIS Standard: ITU-R M.1371-5, Universal AIS Technical Characteristics Environmental: IEC60945 2002-08 GPS Performance Standard: IEC61108-1 2003-07 Product Safety: EN60950-1 2006,+A11 2009,+A1 2010,+A12 2011 AIS AtoN Express Type 1 Supplied with AIS AtoN Express with integrated VHF & GPS Antennas Mounting bracket and fixings User and installation guide USB configuration dock and charger AIS AtoN Express Type 1 Dimensions AIS AtoN Express Type 1 DOWNLOAD Express Type 1 Data Sheet AIS Aids To Navigation Brochure Overview Specification Included Installation AIS Class A – A100 Product Code : 405-0025 The em-trak Class A AIS A100 is a commercial standard AIS Class A, fully certified for all commercial vessel installations; deep sea, coastal and inland waterways. Despite its small size, the em-trak Class A AIS A100 is quality engineered to be exceptionally robust and operate reliably for years in even the harshest commercial marine environment. Installation and connection to existing systems is quick and easy, whilst the intuitive multi-lingual menu system is simple to use. Proven reliability and operational performance makes this product the world’s best selling AIS Class A. Product Overview Single unit solution. Small and lightweight. Rmax™ technology for high performance. Intuitive user interface. High quality, rugged design. Simple to install, configure. AIS Class A – A100 Physical Transceiver dimensions: 195mm x 105mm x 157mm (WxHxD) Transceiver weight: 1.5kg Junction box dimensions: 178mm x 52mm x 76mm (WxHxD) Junction box weight: 0.35kg Electrical Supply voltage: 12 to 24V DC (absolute min 10.8V, absolute max 31.2 V) Power consumption: < 12W Current consumption @12 VDC supply: 0.9A typical, 4.0A peak Current consumption @24 VDC supply: 0.5A typical, 2.0A peak Data Interfaces RS232 38.4k baud bi-directional (PC connection) IEC61162-2 bi-directional interfaces x 3 IEC61162-1/2 sensor inputs x 3 DGPS correction data input (ITU-R M.823-2) NMEA0183 compliant VHF Transceiver Transmitter x 1 Receiver x 3 Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025 MHz in 25KHz steps Output power 12.5W (1W setting available) Channel bandwidth: 25KHz Channel step: 25KHz Modulation modes 25KHz GMSK (AIS, TX and RX) 25KHz AFSK (DSC, RX only) Bit rate – 9600 b/s (GMSK) and 1200 b/s (FSK) Rx Sensitivity -109dBM @ 20% PER Co-channel rejection 10dB Adjacent channel selectivity 70dB Spurious response rejection 70dB GPS Receiver (AIS Internal) IEC 61108-1 compliant Environment Operating temperature range: -15°C to +55°C Maximum operating humidity: 90% at +40°C, non-condensing Water ingress rating: IP52 Compass safe distance: 300mm (Transceiver) Designed to meet the following standards: IEC61993-2 – Class A shipborne equipment IEC60945 Ed 4.0 – Environmental requirements ‘Protected’ category’ ITU-RM.1371-3 – Universal AIS Technical Characteristics IEC61162-1/2 Ed. 2.0 – Digital interfaces IEC61108-1 – GPS receiver equipment International type approvals include: FCC (USA) Industry Canada IMO / SOLAS CE marking under R & TTE directive for Europe Marine Equipment Directive (MED) (“Wheelmark”) CCNR (Central commission for Navigation on the Rhine, Inland AIS Equipment – Vessel Tracking and Tracing Standard for Inland Navigation) AIS Class A – A100 Supplied With: GPS antenna 2m (6.5ft) power cable 1m junction box interface cable Junction box User manual and quick start guide CD with configAIS configuration software Panel and trunion mounting brackets Mounting screws AIS Class A – A100 Typical Installation AIS A100 Transceiver Dimensions AIS A100 Junction Box Dimensions Overview Specification AIS Class B – B300 TO BE LAUNCHED SOON Product Code : TBA The em-trak B300 AIS Class B offers a unique combination of toughness and performance which is ideal for use in harsh commercial marine environments. After fifteen years of creating marine electronics products we understand the harsh realities of the commercial marine environment. The B300 is engineered and manufactured specifically to operate reliably and securely in these conditions whilst delivering best in class AIS receive and transmit performance. Product Overview Fully certified AIS Class B Waterproof – IP67 Certified Shock and vibration proof Low power consumption Receives and processes all AIS message types Silent mode feature Multiple interfaces: NMEA0183, NMEA2000 ensures plug and play compatibility with most display systems Internal GPS antenna means that an external GPS antenna is optional Optional anti-tamper and security features Options The B300 can be enhanced and customised to meet a wide range of specific user and regional requirements. Anti-tamper Encryption Configurable frequency and channels Configurable SO and CS operating modes Customised AIS messaging Variable transmit power ABSEA satellite detection enhancement technology for extended range tracking AIS Class B – B300 Physical Dimensions: 140 x 100 x 50 mm (D x W x H) Weight: 280g Power 12 or 24V DC Power consumption: 150mA @12VDC, <2W average Data Interfaces USB NMEA2000 NMEA0183 output, 38400 baud NMEA0183 input, 4800 baud Silent mode switch input VHF Transceiver Transmitter x 1 / Receiver x 2 Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025 MHz in 25KHz steps Output power: 2W Receiver sensitivity: <-110dBm @ 20% PER Certification CE marking under R & TTE directive for Europe FCC (USA) Industry Canada This product conforms and is certified to: IEC62287-1 (Ed2.0) – AIS Class B ‘CS’ Standard Overview Specification Included Documents AIS Class B – B100 Product Code : 411-0001 The em-trak Class B AIS B100 is an internationally certified, full feature, high performance Class B AIS Transceiver. Small, light and with multiple interfaces such as NMEA2000, NMEA0183, USB and SD data card the em-trak AIS Class B100 is easy to install and configure. The Class B AIS B100 simultaneously transmits and receives all AIS messages in real time, and comes as standard with stealth mode functionality (transmit on/off). No compromise performance and quality at an affordable price. Product Overview Rmax™ technology for high performance. Small and lightweight. Silent mode functions. High quality, engineered to last. SD card for data logging. NMEA2000 and NMEA0183. USB, PC and Mac connectivity. The AIS B100 is an aid to navigation and must not be relied upon to provide accurate navigation information. AIS is not a replacement for vigilant human lookouts and other navigation aids such as Radar. The performance of the B100 may be seriously impaired if not installed as instructed in the user manual, or due to other factors such as weather and or nearby transmitting devices. Compatibility with other systems may vary and is reliant on the third party systems recognising the standard outputs from the B100. AIS Class B – B100 Physical Size – 116mm x 115m x 37mm (4.56 x 4.52 x 1.45 inches) Weight – 150g Power 12 or 24 V DC (9.6-15.6V) Power consumption < 0.2A nominal, 2A peak Data Interfaces USB NMEA2000 N MEA0183 38.4k baud bi-directional NMEA0183 4.8k baud bi-directional interface for data multiplex VHF Transceiver Transmitter x 1 Receiver x 2 (one time shared between AIS/DSC) Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025 MHz in 25kHz steps Output power 33dBm ± 1.5 dB Channel bandwidth: 25kHz Bit rate 9600 b/s GMSK & 1200 b/s FSK RX sensitivity <-107dBm at 20% packet error rate GPS Receiver (AIS Internal) 50 channel IEC61108-1 compliant Product Approvals – Meets the following approvals: CE marking under R & TTE directive for Europe FCC (USA) Industry Canada This product conforms and is certified to: IEC62287-1 (Ed2.0) – AIS Class B ‘CS’ Standard AIS Class B – B100 Supplied with: GPS Antenna 2m (6.5ft) power and NMEA0183 data cable 1m USB cable User manual and quick start guide Mounting screws AIS Class B – B100 AIS Class B – B100 Brochure / Data sheet Overview Specification Included AIS Class B – Identifier – I100 Product Code : 417-0001 The em-trak AIS I100 Identifier is a fully integrated Identifier Class B/CS compatible vessel tracking AIS transceiver. The em-trak AIS I100 Identifier has both GPS and VHF antennas integrated within a security sealed, IP68 waterproof ruggedized shell. Power can be supplied from the vessel or independently from its own internal rechargeable battery which gives up to 7 days of continuous operation between charges. Multiple security and anti-tamper features as well as a secure 6 month voyage data recorder functionality option, makes the Identifier ideal for maritime security related applications. Product Overview Small and lightweight. Enhanced security features. Rugged design ensures operational performance. Ensures AIS system integrity. Highly configurable. Flexible power options. AIS Class B – Identifier – I100 Physical Dimensions: 350mm x 63mm max diameter Weight: 250g (Identifier unit only) Mounting bracket min / max pole diameter: 25mm to 55mm Power Built in 2100mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack Up to 5 days operating time (depending on configured reporting rate) Charge time: 5 hours Charging dock supplied with universal input AC adapter Configuration Batch configuration can be performed at manufacture on request Interface/Connectors Charge and configuration contacts are built into the Identifier VHF Intelligent Transmitter Transmitter x 1 Receiver x 1 (for carrier sense only) Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025 MHz in 25kHz steps Output power: 1W EIRP Channel bandwidth: 25KHz Channel step: 25KHz Modulation modes 25KHz GMSK (AIS, TX only) Bit rate – 9600 b/s (GMSK) GPS Receiver (AIS Internal) IEC 61108-1 Ed. 2.0 compliant 50 channel receiver WAAS / EGNOS enabled for improved position accuracy Designed to be compatible with the following standards: IEC60945 Edn 4.0 – Environmental requirements ‘Protected’ ITU-RM.1371-3 – Universal AIS Technical Characteristics IEC61108-1 – GPS receiver equipment The I100 will require local radio approval and certification by the relevant authorities. AIS Class B – Identifier – I100 Supplied with: Pole mount bracket Charging station with mains adapter User manual and quick start guide Overview Specification Included AIS Class B – B212 (2W/12W) Product Code : 410-0005 The B212 provides full AIS Class B functionality with sophisticated configurable transmit power of 2W or 12W to improve range. Enclosed in an IPx7 ruggedized enclosure the B212 offers the ultimate professional AIS device. The B212 can be configured to transmit at either the standard 2 W or 12 W transmission power to ensure maximum AIS broadcast range. The em-trak B212 has NMEA0183 connection and proAIS configuration tool for easy installation and set up. Fire retardant, waterproof, marine grade plastic enclosure guarantees longevity and performance in even the harshest of environments. Product Overview Technology for high performance. Small and lightweight. Rugged Waterproof Enclosure. High quality, engineered to last. NMEA0183 & RS232 x2. The AIS B212 is an aid to navigation and must not be relied upon to provide accurate navigation information. AIS is not a replacement for vigilant human lookouts and other navigation aids such as Radar. The performance of the B212 may be seriously impaired if not installed as instructed in the user manual, or due to other factors such as weather and or nearby transmitting devices. Compatibility with other systems may vary and is reliant on the third party systems recognizing the standard outputs from the B212. AIS Class B – B212 (2W/12W) Physical Dimensions: 215mm x 185mm x 67mm (transceiver) Weight: 2.4kg (including packaging) Power 12V DC (9.6-15.6V) Power consumption: 4W average, peak current 5A Data Interfaces NMEA0183 38.4k baud output RS232 38.4k baud bi-directional x2 Connectors VHF Antenna connector – SO-239 GPS Antenna connector – TNC RS232 data connectors – Female 9 Way D-type VHF Transceiver Transmitter x 1 Receiver x 2 (one time shared between AIS/DSC) Frequency: 156.025 to 162.025 MHz in 25KHz steps Output power 33dBm ± 1.5 dB / 41dBm ± 1.5 dB Channel bandwidth: 25KHz Bit rate 9600 b/s GMSK & 1200 b/s FSK RX sensitivity <-107dBm at 20% packet error rate Compliant with the following standards (in 2W mode) IEC62287-1 (IEC standard, Class B shipbourne equipment) IEC60945 Edn 4.0 (IEC standard, environmental requirements) ITU-RM.1371-1 (Universal AIS Technical Characteristics) IEC61162-1 Ed. 2.0 (IEC standard, digital interfaces part 1) IEC61108-1 (IEC standard, GPS receiver equipment) When operating in 12W mode the B212 will require radio approval and certification from the relevant local authorities. AIS Class B – B212 (2W/12W) Supplied with: GPS antenna CD with proAIS configuration software User manual and quick start guide Mounting screws Attached 1m power and data cables Overview Specification Included AIS Receiver – R100 Product Code : 412-0001 The em-trak AIS R100 is a high performance dual channel AIS Receiver which offers superior operational performance. The em-trak AIS R100 an Integrating simple plug and play compatibility with most chart plotters and PCs, the AIS R100 receives and decodes all AIS messages in real time. Advanced Rmax™ technology ensures AIS R100 can see more vessels in a larger area whilst saving vital on board power. Product Overview Rmax™ technology for high performance. Small and lightweight. Simple to use, configure and enjoy. High quality, engineered to last. Decodes every AIS message in real time. USB, PC and Mac connectivity. AIS Receiver – R100 Physical Size – 116mm x 115m x 37mm (4.56 x 4.52 x 1.45 inches) Weight – 120g Power 12 or 24V DC Power consumption 90mA nominal at 12V Data Interfaces USB NMEA0183 38.4k baud output (AIS data and multiplex output) NMEA0183 4.8k baud input (multiplex input) Connectors 12 pin NMEA0183 and power VHF Antenna connector – SO-239 USB mini-B VHF Receiver Receiver 1 frequency: 161.975 MHz Receiver 2 frequency: 162.025 MHz Channel bandwidth: 25kHz Modulation mode: 25kHz GMSK Bit rate 9600 b/s RX sensitivity <-107dBm at 20% packet error rate The AIS R100 is an aid to navigation and must not be relied upon to provide accurate navigation information. AIS is not a replacement for vigilant human lookouts and other navigation aids such as Radar. The performance of the R100 may be seriously impaired if not installed as instructed in the user manual, or due to other factors such as weather and or nearby transmitting devices. Compatibility with other systems may vary and is reliant on the third party systems recognizing the standard outputs from the R100. AIS Receiver – R100 Supplied with: 2m (6.5ft) power and NMEA0183 data cable 1m USB cable User manual and quick start guide Mounting screws Overview Specification Included Antenna Splitter – S100 Product Code : 416-0013 The em-trak AIS S100 Antenna Splitter allows your Class B AIS and VHF radio to share a single antenna. The em-trak AIS S100 Antenna Splitter, has patented technology to ensure performance and integrity of both devices whilst our Clear-Call technology guarantees priority for your VHF radio in all circumstances. Ideal for AIS installations where an existing VHF antenna is already installed. Proven performance that you can rely upon. Product Overview Simple to install. Rapid switching ensures no loss of messages. Enhanced safety features. Small and lightweight. High quality, engineered to last. Antenna Splitter – S100 Physical Overall dimensions – 120mm x 80mm x 50mm SO-239 socket for VHF antenna connection SO-239 socket for VHF radio connection BNC socket for AIS transponder connection Power 12 to 24VDC (abs. max 9 to 32V) Current draw <150mA continuous @ 12V DC User Interfaces Green LED for power indication Amber LED for VHF TX indication Amber LED for AIS TX indication RF Performance Insertion loss (AIS or VHF RX paths) 0dB Insertion loss (AIS or VHF TX paths) < 1dB Power handing, VHF port, 25W Power handling, AIS port, 12.5W Operating frequency range 156.000 – 163.425MHz Installation requirements Existing marine band VHF antenna Class B AIS Transceiver 12 – 24VDC power supply Antenna Splitter – S100 Supplied with: 2m power cable 1m AIS interface cable 1m VHF interface cable User manual and quick start guide Mounting screws Overview Specification Included Installation AIS SART100 Product Code : 409-0018 The em-trak AIS SART100 is an internationally certified (Wheelmark) search and rescue transponder. The em-trak AIS SART100 is quality engineered to be stored undisturbed for up to five years and be instantly operational in the event of an emergency. Each unit is supplied as standard with bulk head mounting bracket, grab bag and mounting pole. Extremely rugged, the SART100 will not let you down when you need it most. Product Overview Advanced technology maximises range. High quality, designed to last. Designed to operate in the harshest environment. Small and lightweight. Flexible mounting options. Internationally certified. AIS SART100 Physical Dimensions: 381mm x 67mm max diameter Weight: 250g Power Internal non-hazardous Lithium battery with 5 year storage life Minimum 96 hour operating time GPS Receiver 50 channels IEC 61108-1 compliant Cold start time typically <40 seconds VHF Transceiver Transmitter x 1 Frequency: 161.975MHz and 162.025MHz Output power: 1W EIRP AIS SART operating features LED indication for activation and test mode Indication of GPS fix status Activation button protected by break off cover When activated reports position 8 times per minute AIS safety related message “SART ACTIVE” transmitted every 4 minutes Environmental IPx6 and IPx8 rated for water ingress IEC 60945 ‘Portable’ category Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C Designed to be compliant with the following standards: IEC61097-14 Edition 1 – AIS search and rescue transmitter IEC60945 Edition 4 – Environmental requirements ITU-R M.1371-4 – Universal AIS Technical Characteristics IEC61108-1 – GPS receiver equipment International type approvals including: EU MED Wheelmark FCC (USA) Industry Canada AIS SART100 Supplied with: 1m pole mount 10m buoyant lanyard Mounting bracket (mounts to bulkhead or horizontal / vertical pole) User manual and quick start guide Fixing screws Storage bag AIS SART100 Dimensions and Typical Installation Overview Specification Included Documents AIS Tester M1 The AIS test functions include AIS VDL/DSC, Pilot Plug and NMEA/RS422 external sensors evaluation. The AIS Tester M1 operates on AIS1 (Ch87B), AIS2(Ch88B) and DSC(Ch70) and performs the required AIS Class A tests in accordance with “Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252” and IMO Resolution MSC.308(88) (SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 18.9). It is designed in accordance with the relevant standards and recommendations. Designed to perform AIS Class A, AIS Class B, AIS Base Station, AIS AtoN, AIS SAR, AIS Receivers and AIS SART operational tests. It is a conveniently sized battery operated hand held unit with LCD Display. Test results can be displayed on the LCD. Test results can also be saved to non-volatile memory for further processing (download to PC, Laptop and generate test reports). Results for up to ten test sessions (10 x AIS transponders) can be saved at a time. No GPS is required. A proprietary RATDMA slot-synchronizing algorithm is used to generate VDL and VDL interrogation messages. The AIS tester is used worldwide by ship radio surveyors, classification societies, administrative authorities and AIS equipment installers. Features Messages Poll, receive and evaluate data from AIS transponders Simulate AIS data transmissions, including ship’s name, position, course, speed, length and beam, etc. Poll information on Channel 70 Simulate NMEA data transmissions Frequency measurements Channel AIS1 (161.975 MHz) Channel AIS2 (162.025 MHz) Channel DSC (156.525 MHz) Power measurement Channel AIS1 (161.975 MHz) Channel AIS2 (162.025 MHz) Channel DSC (156.525 MHz) AIS Tester M1 Signal Generator Output Power: 2mW (+1,–0.5 mW) AIS frequency: 161.975,162.025 MHz AIS dual channel operation: AIS1 & AIS2 AIS modulation: FM-GMSK AIS data rate: 9600 bits/sec DSC frequency: 156.525 MHz DSC modulation: FSK (V23) DSC data rate: 1200 bits/sec AIS & DSC channel spacing: 25 kHz Receivers (2 x AIS, 1 x DSC) AIS frequency: 161.975, 162.025 MHz (AIS1 & AIS2) AIS dual channel operation: AIS1 & AIS2 AIS data rate: 9600 bits/sec AIS sensitivity: -47 dBm (ANT BNC) DSC data rate: 1200 bits/sec DSC frequency: 156.525 MHz DSC sensitivity: -37 dBm (ANT BNC) AIS & DSC channel spacing: 25 kHz Messages AIS VDL messages Encode/decode: 1,2,3,4,5,9,11,14*,18,19,21,24 Interrogation (encode): 3,4,5,9,11,18,19,21,24 DSC (encode/decode): Test signal 1 (IEC61933-2) *(decode only AIS SART message) I/O Interface NMEA: Output: VDM & VDO NMEA: Terminal Input (displays first 32 characters) I/O Interfaces Presentation: RS232 @ 38400 bits/sec Pilot Port: RS422 @ 38400 bits/sec NMEA terminal: RS422 @ 4800-38400 bits/sec Design reference standards ITU.R M.1371 IEC61993-2 IEC62287-1 IEC61162-1/2 EN50081-1 EN50082-1 EN55022 EN61000-4-2 EN61000-4-3 IEC62320-1 IEC62320-2 IMO SN/Circ.227 MSC.74(69), Annex 3 AIS Tester M1 Supplied with AIS Tester M1 Attenuator PC Cable (USB-A Type) 1.5m PC Cable (DB9 to NMEA) with open wires RF Cable TNC-TNC RF Cable BNC-BNC RF Connector BNC-UHF Antenna (helical/rubber-duck) (used for radiated tests) Technical Description and User Manual Software and software user’s guide/manual (to be downloaded from website) AIS Tester M1 DOWNLOAD AIS Tester M1 Brochure / Datasheet Overview Technical Included Download 406MHz Beacon Tester The 406MHz SARSAT Beacon Tester is designed to check the maritime emergency radio beacons operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system such as Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRBs). The 406MHz Beacon Tester is specified service equipment and reliable test solution for ship surveyors, beacon suppliers, classification societies and administrative authorities. The 406MHz SARSAT Beacon Tester provides accurate, independent validation of the operation of COSPAS-SARSAT distress beacons in a volume of: annual test requirements shore-based maintenance under IMO Circular 10/40 and other resolutions requirements fast check after beacon’s encoding or installation 406MHz Beacon Tester can receive the transmission from any 406 MHz COSPAS-SARSAT beacons of any manufacturer transmitting either in test mode or in real alert emergency mode Additional, the tester provides the reception and check of 121,5MHz home transmitter signal The signal can be received through the broadcast by means of antenna or the tester can be connected directly by means of cable through a suitable attenuator (option). The tests can be performed in any room if the TEST MODE of distress beacon is used. Radiated tests in real alert emergency mode should be carried out using screened room (or enclosure) only. Operation It is very simple to check the distress beacon operation by means of 406MHz SARSAT BEACON Tester. Turn on the tester and then turn the beacon to TEST mode. Make sure that there is at least 3 meters (15 meters max) distance between the tester and the beacon, and make simple actions to carry out the test procedures. The tester will receive the signal, measure the frequency meanings, power level in all channels, signal duration, calculate and compare the BCH code and finally decode all emergency information automatically. The tester provides demodulation and decoding of the emergency information and displays on your choice the НЕХ-code (15 Hex ID or the message 1-112 bit) as well as all decoded information in text view with all measured parameters. The BCH code is calculated and compared with the received one and the result is displayed. All data will be saved in memory for further processing, 10 memory blocks are available. All emergency data can be viewed on the tester’s LCD or can be transmitted to PC for procession. Since it is crucial for the beacon ID to be registered with the national authorities, the 406 MHz SARSAT BEACON Tester provides an easy means to verify the ID after installation or reprogramming. The tester allows to perform the measurement of beacon parameters by means of standard external antenna (from 3 to 15 meters), as well as via high-frequency cable and attenuator connection. Note: attenuator is required for power level measurements, otherwise the power level will be only estimated. The tester is lightweight, hand-held and user-friendly in usage, has keyboard and LCD with backlight. The tester power supply is performed by 4 AA batteries 1,5V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4,5…7V and load current no less than 300 mA. This tester can be used for testing of personal locator beacons (PLB) or any other device (SSAS, SVDR, VDR) operating within COSPAS-SARSAT system. Features All 406 MHz COSPAS-SARSAT protocols will be decoded Reception the signal within the range of 406.020…406.040 MHz frequencies Easy and quick audio-control of the sweep signal presence on 121,5 MHz frequency Internal database of received messages with possibility to save upto 10 results Easy connection to PC, laptop, notebook to process the stored data Windows user friendly desktop application for database storage and review, process and test reports printout Long life batteries, easy replace Easy recalibration without returning back to factory 1 year warranty Connection to Computer After all tests are done usually it is required to process the measured data, prepare and print the test reports. Thus the 406MHz tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of standard USB A-USB A cable and special software available on this website. The minimal requirements are Microsoft OS, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and at least 1 USB port. No special hardware configuration is required. Specific FTDI driver should be installed for proper connection. It can be downloaded at our web-site as well. It is very simple to connect the tester to PC. Connect one side of the cable to tester and other to PC. Then install the drivers following the standard Windows wizard. After the driver is installed run the software. No installation is required. Just run the executive file and press DOWNLOAD MESSAGE button. All saved data will be transferred to PC. 406MHz Beacon Tester Technical Description The SARSAT tester performs the following: reception, demodulation and decoding of the emergency information transmitted on channel 406 MHz frequency measurement of 406 MHz signal in range of 406.020…406.040MHz with accuracy to ± 500 Hz audio-control of the sweep 121,5 MHz signal presence in range of 121500±10 kHz power level measurement on 406 MHz channel within the range 19 – 43 dBm or 0,08W – 20W with accuracy to ±3,0 dB by means of antenna and ±0,5 dB by means of attenuator power level measurement on 121.5 MHz channel within the range 13 – 20 dBm or 20-100 mW with accuracy to ±3,0 dB by means of antenna and ±0,5 dB by means of attenuator estimation of the positive/negative phase deviation of modulated signal with accuracy to ± 2,8 о measurement of total transmission time of 406 MHz signal with accuracy to ± 0,2% measurement of unmodulated carrier duration of 406 MHz signal estimation of the equivalent radiated power of 406 MHz signal through broadcast Designed to operate at the temperature range from 0°C to + 45°C and relative air humidity should be no more than 95%, which is determined by used LCD. The tester power supply is performed by 4 AA batteries 1,5 V, as well as by external DC source with voltage 4,5…7 V and load current no less than 300 мА. The tester is power supplied by USB cable when connected to computer or net USB adapter. Continuous battery operation time is approxamitly 6 hours. 406MHz Beacon Tester Supplied with: 406MHz BEACON Tester Antenna PC cable (USB A – USB A 1.5m) 4 AA batteries Technical description and operation manual (English) Device packing Software and software user’s manual (available at our website) Optional / Extra High-frequency cable Attenuator 406MHz Beacon Tester DOWNLOAD 406MHz Beacon Tester Brochure / Data Sheet Overview Technical Included Documents SART Tester 9GHz The International Maritime Organization requires that all GMDSS equipment is maintained to ensure it meets the appropriate performance requirements. In the event of test failure, ships maybe detained in Port. The 9GHz Search and rescue radar transponders (RADAR-SART) is important safety device and it must be checked regularly, annually or during shore-based maintenance. The SART Tester is designed to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of any Radar-SART in accordance with the requirements of SOLAS – 74/88 and other local classification authorities. The SART Tester is specified equipment for ship surveyors, classification societies and administrative authorities. The SART Tester allows ensuring the SART meets the appropriate performance requirements. The SART Tester is portable and easy in use. It is far more effective and reliable than the primitive self-test function offered by any SART. The test results shown on LCD display or printed make easy the further analysis of the SART efficiency. NATO Serial Number: 6625-12-379-2933 Operation It is very simple to check RADAR-SART operation by means of SART Tester. Turn on the tester and then turn on the RADAR-SART. Make sure that there is at least 1,5 meters distance between the tester and the SART and make simple actions to carry out the test procedure. The SART Tester will receive the RADAR-SART signal, measure the frequency carrier, signal duration, frequency sweep number and estimate the power level of emitted signal. The time of one measurement cycle does not exceed 2 minutes. All data will be saved in memory for further processing. The measured data can be viewed by means of built-in LCD or can be transferred to any PC or laptop. The tester is lightweight, hand-held and user-friendly in usage, has keyboard and LCD with backlight. The tester power supply is performed by built-in rechargeable power supply unit. Features All manufacturers RADAR-SART can be tested Reception the signal within the range of 9140…9560 Mhz frequencies Easy and quick audio-control of the sweep signal presence Internal database of received messages Easy connection to PC, laptop, notebook to process the stored data Windows user friendly desktop application for database storage and review, process and test reports printout Long life batteries, easy replace Easy recalibration without returning back to factory 1year warranty SART Tester connected to Computer After all tests are done usually it is required to process the measured data, prepare and print the test reports. The RADAR-SART Tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of special cable included in standard delivery set and special software available on this website. The minimal requirements are Microsoft OS, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and at least 1 physical COM-port. No special hardware configuration is required. It is very simple to connect the tester to PC. Connect one side of the cable to tester and other to PC. No software installation is required. Just run the executive file and press DOWNLOAD MESSAGE button. All saved data will be transferred to PC. SART Tester 9GHz Technical Description The SART Tester performs the following: automatic measurement of SART parameters. The time of one measurement cycle does not exceed 2 minutes measurement of response signal carrier frequency within the range 9140…9560Mhz measurement of response signal duration within the range of 50…150mcs indication of response signal power level within the range of Рr=300…950mW 1 cycle operation time without recharging is not less 7 hours automatic monitoring of checked parameters with displaying them on LCD and connection to PC for further processing storage of 10 measured parameter blocks in the nonvolatile memory The current consumption of the device power supplied by batteries (built-in battery 6 V) in standby mode is < 85 mA and in measurement mode is < 270 mA. The built-in battery of the device can be charged by power supply adaptor from 220V AC network. Maximum battery charging time does not exceed 16 hours. The device guarantees the accuracy of voltage monitoring and indication on liquid crystal display within ± 5%. Measurement of SART parameters is made through the broadcast by means of antenna. According to service conditions the device is designed for operation in the internal shielded ship rooms at the temperature +5°С +55°С, and relative air humidity of 95%. SART Tester 9GHz Supplied with: RADAR-SART Tester PC Cable (Tester’s outlet – COM-Port) Power supply and recharge unit Windows software and drivers Technical description and operation manual (English) Device packing SART Tester 9GHz SART Tester 9GHz Brochure / Data sheet AIS Software – GEOVS Featuring – 3D Visualisation Technology GEOVS is our range of visualisation and network solutions providing a unique and powerful perspective of any marine domain. Converting information from multiple sensors, such as AIS and Radar into a real time digital 3D environment that you can manipulate and control. We provide customers with complete system solutions. With access to the complete technology and product portfolio,coupled with unmatched knowledge and experience, our ability to deliver innovative and customised solutions is unrivalled. Our expertise is in providing authorities with solutions to their maritime domain monitoring requirements. From creating a control system for the smallest waterway or port to a national scale system tracking all vessels within your EEZ, our solutions can create a robust and fully interoperable system solution. GEOVS – Controller A full maritime domain control room solution incorporating our unique visualisation technology. Full control of your network with administration control features and functions as well as a full array of data display and manipulation features and functions. GEOVS – Hub A robust and secure central database solution for data generated by multiple networked sensors. Provides a single secure repository of data which can be accessed by authorised users via the GEOVS- Controller and Viewer platforms. GEOVS – Viewer The ultimate in maritime domain awareness visualisation technology. Uniquely intuitive real time 2D and 3D display of AIS and other data. Designed to securely connect to the central data store (hub). AIS Fleet Tracking Introduction Maritime domain awareness systems improve efficiency, safety and security. Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a major technological step forward, providing a reliable, globally adopted communication platform to deliver applications that benefit many market segments. This includes protecting and optimizing activities in your Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Affordable fleet monitoring Implementing a customised vessel tracking system within available budget. Giving authorities control of their fleet Our vessel tracking system is designed to offer affordable, yet guaranteed fleet monitoring. The use of multiple technologies permits our system to be easily deployed along any coastline no matter the availability of coast monitoring locations – minimum cost, maximum functionality. Rugged Vessel Transceivers We offer a wide range of vessel transceivers suitable for installation on any vessel of any size or type. Each offers a wide range of security, installation and other configurable options to enable an optimised, proven and reliable solution that are practical for large or small scale rollouts. Intelligent System Architecture Our system merges terrestrial AIS and satellite sourced data transmitted by your vessels into a secure, powerful database located at a site of your choosing. Intelligent and highly configurable, our core system architecture is robust and scalable to suit your specific requirements. Advanced display technology Our advanced, intuitive and digitally enhanced 2D and 3D display solutions enable you to quickly make sense of the monitoring data, highlighting activities and areas which are of interest to you. This all translates into enhanced maritime domain awareness. How it works Our vessel tracking system offers guaranteed real time coverage, enabling you to track any vessel anywhere, any time and with complete integrity at an affordable cost. This proven system offers you a guaranteed level of performance to suit your budget, in terms of how often the status of any given vessel is updated. This places you in full control of both your marine domain and your budget. Our system achieves this through the seamless fusion of terrestrial AIS and satellite technologies and built in vessel transceiver and system intelligence, automatically configuring themselves to minimise your operating costs. Guaranteed service level You determine how often each vessel, or group of vessels, provide a status report. The system then intelligently guarantees this service level. You are in control. Modular The system is modular and highly configurable. It can be scaled from a single port or strategic area to a national fleet tracking system across an entire EEZ and beyond. You decide. Configurable Next generation, intuitive digital display technology combined with configurable features allows the system to be customised for your specific requirements. Have what you want Key Features and Functions Our system offers a wide range of features and functions built around a stable core data processing system. These can be changed, configured and refined to suit individual requirements. Advanced real time 3D display of your marine domain Traditional chart display Comprehensive vessel data, images and owner database Historical tracking records and replay GEO (software) fence alerts Dynamic vessel filtering Activity analysis tools Vessel polling and remote over the air interrogation capability Guaranteed service level Multiple user access to data Encrypted transmissions option for total security AIS Fishing Fleet Tracking National fishing fleet monitoring system A Ministry of Agriculture required a cost effective and operationally viable system to reliably track and monitor the national fishing fleet. The system needed to deliver benefits for the fishermen and the authorities to create a win win situation within a tight budget. With approximately 15,000 fishing boats, thousands of km’s of coast line and an EEZ (exclusive economic zone) extending to tens of thousands of square kilometres there were a number of challenges to overcome. The authority had pre-determined that Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology offered the optimal combination of reliability, functionality and cost and above all was an IMO approved and sanctioned vessel tracking technology. Our customer support team worked with the customer and the authority to create a system specification which would deliver the required functionality. As is normal with large national systems, one of the major challenges was the inability for AIS Coast Stations to be installed along the entire coast due to geographical challenges which made this impractical. Also various islands and headlands created reception black spots. This was overcome through the deployment of ABSEA enabled Identifier AIS Transceivers which enabled a percentage of the transmissions to be detected from the exactEarth AIS satellite network and fused with data collected from the terrestrial based coast station network. SRT created a modular system solution for the customer made up of: ABSEA enabled Identifier AIS Transceivers, with internal VDR functionality, to be securely fitted to each boat Coast Stations to be installed wherever practical along the coast line to receive all AIS transmissions within range of the antenna in real time A feed of satellite data, containing live and recent history location information with a once every 4 hour update rate The GeoVS-HUB database solution to receive, process and store all information from coast stations and satellite A range of GeoVS VIEWER licenses which enable the data to be viewed in real time on 2D charts and in enhanced real time 3D digital reality The architecture of the proposed system will allow the customer to build their system gradually over time in accordance with their annual budgets. The first step has been to complete a small installation to prove and characterise the system which was followed by the commencement of the national rollout. The customer benefited from our expertise in AIS technologies and MDA systems coupled with access to a complete range of products which were used to build the specific customised solution their national authority wanted. The availability of ABSEA enabled satellite AIS data at a fraction of the cost of traditional non AIS satellite technologies was a critical system differentiator as it enabled the authority to monitor any fishing vessel fitted with a transceiver across their entire EEZ. AIS Satellite Tracking ABSEA (Advanced Class B Satellite Enabled AIS) provides the ability to track any vessel equipped with a special Automatic Identification System (AIS) identifier created with unique technology from our partners at SRT Marine System Solutions. The transmissions from these unique identifiers will be reliably received by the exactEarth global satellite network. For more information about ABSEA or the Identifiers, please contact our sales team at: email@example.com AIS is a Very High Frequency (VHF) technology primarily optimised and designed for high intensity terrestrial-based tracking with reliable range typically limited to approximately 50 nautical miles. High powered Class A type transceivers are able to be tracked globally by the existing exactEarth AIS satellite network, however due to a variety of complex reasons, transmissions from standard Class B and Identifier type devices cannot currently be reliably tracked from space. The reception of Class B units from space has been traditionally hindered because Class B units are designed to always show deference to Class A devices. Class B units transmit less frequently at a lower power level. As Class A populations increase within a satellite footprint, the Class B transmissions become indistinguishable from the general noise floor. By utilising patented Satellite AIS techniques coupled with SRT technology, ABSEA allows terrestrial and satellite tracking of these small vessels without requiring expensive equipment and per-bit message charges for the ship owner. exactEarth and SRT have now developed a unique technology called ABSEA which, when embedded within these standard low-powered AIS transceivers, enables their transmissions to be consistently received by exactEarth satellites. This allows wide-area tracking of these vessels and also enables the provision of valuable supplementary AIS tracking data to existing terrestrial networks with limited coverage. Combining the efficiency of SRT’s em-trak Identifier with the most advanced Satellite AIS technology available, ABSEA represents the most cost-efficient and comprehensive solution to monitor all of the world’s shipping, regardless of vessel size and location. The first ABSEA-enabled products are expected to be deployed later this year.