CAMBRIDGE, ON, August 16, 2017 /CNW/ - exactEarth Ltd (“exactEarth”) (TSX: XCT), a leading provider of real-time Satellite AIS (“S-AIS”) data services, announces that its exactTrax™ small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into the VMS Track-Pro, the newest Class B AIS transponder from Weatherdock AG of Nuremberg, Germany.
VMS Track-Pro is the world’s first single-bracket, battery powered and purpose-built AIS-based tracking solution, which makes it a secure, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solution for tracking fishing vessels and other small crafts. More than 15 years of research and development have gone into the production of VMS Track-Pro, which included extensive input and feedback from fishermen, as well as detailed analysis of homeland security requirements. The resulting data services, which combine the Class B AIS transponder with CML microprocessors and exactTrax technology, provide the ability to securely monitor the millions of artisanal and small-scale commercial fishing boats and small commercial work boats currently operating around the world.
This ability to monitor and track vessels equipped with exactTrax-enabled transceivers supports safety of life at sea and delivers an unrivalled picture into the world’s global maritime activity. Monitoring these vessels can also provide critical intelligence into a variety of marine applications such as fisheries protection, environmental preservation, and maritime surveillance/security through improved ‘dark’ target analysis.
“We recently announced that our exactTrax service is now available for integration with all AIS transceiver manufacturers and, as an internationally recognized supplier of high-quality AIS hardware, we couldn’t be more pleased to add Weatherdock to our growing list of suppliers,” said Peter Mabson, CEO of exactEarth. “Expanding our list of partners means that we can now reach even more potential users worldwide and offer customers real choice in their platform options.”
Founded in 2003, Weatherdock AG is a privately owned German manufacturer of market-leading VHF-based tracking devices for maritime applications, including Search and Rescue Transmitters (SART) and vmsTRACK for coastal surveillance monitoring. Weatherdock’s products are currently distributed in more than 20 countries to a wide variety of prestigious customers including the German Navy, the Danish Navy, the Singapore Water Police, and the Dutch Rescue Organization. In 2016 as well as in 2017 (2nd time in a row) Weatherdock was recognized as one of Germany’s top 100 small and mid-sized companies. For more information, please visit www.easyAIS.com.
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