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AIS Products and Solutions

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.

  1. GEOVS – Controller
  2. 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.

  3. GEOVS – Hub
  4. 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.

  5. GEOVS – Viewer
  6. 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



  • 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.


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.


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 Small Vessel Tracker 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:

  1. ABSEA enabled Small Vessel Tracker AIS Transceivers, with internal VDR functionality, to be securely fitted to each boat
  2. Coast Stations to be installed wherever practical along the coast line to receive all AIS transmissions within range of the antenna in real time
  3. A feed of satellite data, containing live and recent history location information with a once every 4 hour update rate
  4. The GeoVS-HUB database solution to receive, process and store all information from coast stations and satellite
  5. 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) Small Vessel Tracker created with unique technology from our partners at SRT Marine System Solutions.
The transmissions from these unique Small Vessel Trackers will be reliably received by the exactEarth global satellite network.

For more information about ABSEA or the Small Vessel Trackers, please contact our sales team at:

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 Small Vessel Tracker 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 Small Vessel Tracker 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.