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 centres. 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 AIS device ensures 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.