Xanatos live AIS viewer


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

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. richard aippl says:

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

  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.”
    The OEM is SRT Marine http://www.srt-marine.com/products-classb.php

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