exactEarth presents at International Maritime Organization Strong interest in new satellite AIS capability

Cambridge, ON- December 15, 2010 exactEarth presented to over 150 delegates at the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee meeting in London, England on November 27, 2010 as part of the International Association of Marine Electronics Companies(CIRM) delegation.  The address was to highlight the potential role of Satellite AIS (S-AIS) for improved safety of shipping. Peter Mabson, exactEarth’s President, introduced the now-available exactAIS™ service and highlighted some of the key applications.

AIS transponders are currently installed on over 65,000 vessels allowing for the use of S-AIS without requiring any hardware upgrades or new installations.  The greatest advantage of S-AIS is its ability to monitor vessels globally with a rapid update rate.  S-AIS has a great number of applications including enhanced ship reporting, surveillance and security, environmental and resource protection and vessel monitoring.

S-AIS has strong international backing with over $300 million committed into its deployment worldwide.  exactEarth has already signed up customers around the world and is currently running trials of the exactAIS™ service for many Governments worldwide as interest in S-AIS continues to grow.  The system is proving to be extremely robust and when compared to other systems, exactAIS™ is providing the highest detection rates available on the market.

To learn more about the benefits of S-AIS and to download your copy of the presentation linked with this press release, please visit our website.  If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@exactearth.com.

About the IMO

IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. The Organization, places a number of requirements for monitoring of ships through its conventions, as well as the AIS carriage requirements for them.

About exactEarth Ltd.

Based in Cambridge, ON, exactEarth Ltd. is a data services company that leverages advanced microsatellite technology to deliver monitoring solutions characterized by high performance, reliability, security, and simplicity. exactEarth’s service, exactAIS™, is a global vessel tracking and monitoring system based on world leading space-based advanced AIS detection technology.  For more information, visit our new website at www.exactearth.com.

Contact information


Gary Calhoun
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +1 519-622-2300 ext. 2826

Peter Mabson
President, exactEarth Ltd.
Tel: +1 519-622-2300 ext. 4800

Jeff Codispodi
The Equicom Group
Tel: +1 416-815-0700 ext. 261

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