Xanatos live AIS viewer

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I used to refer people to AISlive as a great way to learn what the technology is doing for marine safety, but unfortunately the revised public service has turned out to be rather limited. Yesterday I tried out a Xanatos Holding’s viewer and it accesses nearly as much data as AISlive used to (though it only covers the Vancouver, Canada, area). A bonus was spotting Le Grand Bleu, a remarkable 354’ megayacht that carries a 74’’ sloop as a tender! Xanatos is the developer of Titan AIS software, seems to be working on a Class B transponder, and has a good guide to AIS on its site. By the way, LGB’s AIS “static information” indicates that it’s a “Cargo” ship with a  “77m” beam, which I imagine is a case of GIGO, the old database term for operator error, “garbage in, garbage out”.

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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

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2 Responses

  1. richard aippl says:

    please send me for the ais viewer prices and prospects.quantity 5 pieces
    thanks

  2. norse says:

    update to the Xanatos Class B transponder mentioned above, from e-mail from Xanatos,
    a Vancouver company.
    “Yes we do sell the SRT Class B transponder in Canada. It retails for $1,100 CAD plus taxes and shipping. It has recently been approved by the Canadian Government.”
    “No, it is not fully compliant in the USA, it will be soon.”
    http://www.xanatosholdings.com/index_files/TitanSeaMateClassBTransponder.htm
    The OEM is SRT Marine http://www.srt-marine.com/products-classb.php

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