Automatic Identity System

In order to make sure that you’re always seen by big ships and that they see you, install an Automatic Identity System. It might help prevent collisions that occur every now and then and might have a fatal impact. Will be interesting to see how this system will integrate with other systems and what services will be developed based on that integration.
“The Automatic Identity System (AIS) is shaping up to be an important marine safety tool. It’s based on a clever communications protocol that allows a nearly infinite number of nearby vessels to simultaneously exchange vital position, speed, heading, and other data over two previously unused VHF channels. Picture a super-solid ARPA radar target, only you also get the target vessel’s name and whether she’s just initiated a turn or speed change, and more, and vice versa. And the target is visible beyond normal radar sight.”

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