Networks: Satellite AIS
Satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a vessel identification system that is used for collision avoidance, identification and location information. AIS data is also used for maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, environmental monitoring and maritime intelligence applications.
Satellite AIS (S-AIS) tracks the location of vessels in the most remote areas of the world, especially over open oceans and beyond the reach of terrestrial-only AIS systems.
By partnering with some of the most trusted maritime information providers in the world, in addition to our own satellite constellation, ORBCOMM offers the most complete situational picture of global vessel activity available today.
The launch of ORBCOMM’s next generation, AIS-equipped OG2 satellites opened up even greater possibilities for satellite AIS data, namely:
1. The Most Comprehensive AIS Data Service
ORBCOMM offers the most complete and cost-effective global AIS coverage, offering a one-stop shop for both terrestrial AIS from leading partners and satellite AIS data from our own constellation.
2. Unmatched AIS Data Reliability
Proven reliability in congested waterways, ports and open ocean waters. We process 28 million messages daily from 300,000 AIS transponders, 86% with an average latency of less than one minute.
3. Robust Space and Ground Infrastructure
ORBCOMM operates a fully populated, AIS-enabled satellite constellation, and 16 gateways around the world with 24/7 operational support.
4. Committed to Our Partners
We don’t compete with our partners—we empower them to succeed. We understand AIS data services and share our knowledge to help our partners enhance their business.
5. A Financially Stable Industry Pioneer
ORBCOMM pioneered space-based AIS technology in 2004 and is still the leader. We are a publicly traded company with over 1.8 million subscribers, 700 employees and 100+ patents.
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“The addition of ORBCOMM’s proven and reliable satellite-based AIS service will enhance our already strong value proposition and commitment to our customers by providing the most complete situational picture of worldwide vessel activity.”
Julian Longson, Managing Director, Pole Star
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