The benefits of AIS...
Operating in the VHF maritime band, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) system enables the wireless exchange of navigation status between vessels and shore-side traffic monitoring centers. Commercial ships, ocean-going vessels and recreational boats equipped with AIS transceivers broadcast AIS messages that include the vessel's name, course, speed and current navigation status.
Transmit your position. Fitting a Class A or Class B AIS transceiver ensures that you are seen by other AIS equipped vessels.
Vessel Protection. As part of a suitably configured network, AIS enables owners to be alerted to unauthorised vessel movements.
Port management. AIS can be used as a highly effective port management tool allowing easy identification, control and direction of vessels.
Coastal surveillance. AIS and radar can be fused to create effective and efficient coastal tracking, surveillance and safety systems.