_what is AIS?

Automatic Identification System

_what is AIS?

Automatic Identification System

_The automatic identification system called AIS is an automatic tracking system used on board of ships, on shore and by VTS – Vessel Traffic Services

Originally AIS was meant for ships to avoid collisions with other ships. Nowadays VTS use AIS Base Stations to provide additional traffic awareness and information about the configuration and movements of ships. IMO and SOLAS rules require professional vessels, platforms and workboats to be fitted with Automatic Identification System transponder aboard.

AIS knowledge

SHIPTRON acts as importer of various AIS equipment from the beginning of AIS in this market. Through experience and expertise in all possible applications SHIPTRON has built a reputation as a knowledge provider in all areas that have to do with AIS.

Advice and solutions

SHIPTRON is your reliable partner and provides expert advice and solutions for seagoing vessels, inland navigation (Inland AIS), pleasure boats and aids-to-navigation (AtoN).

Accredited by ‘Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport’

In 2009 this led to government recognition of companies for AIS equipment on board, issued by the Dutch Inspector-General of Environment and Transport (ILT). SHIPTRON is recognized by ILT for the competence of installation, replacement and monitoring of the functioning of Inland AIS transponders as well as for the issue of the declaration of incorporating Inland AIS.

_the automatic identification system called AIS is an automatic tracking system used on board of ships, on shore and by VTS – Vessel Traffic Services

Originally AIS was meant for ships to avoid collisions with other ships. Nowadays VTS use AIS Base Stations to provide additional traffic awareness and information about the configuration and movements of ships. IMO and SOLAS rules require professional vessels, platforms and workboats to be fitted with Automatic Identification System transponder aboard.

AIS knowledge

SHIPTRON acts as importer of various AIS equipment from the beginning of AIS in this market. Through experience and expertise in all possible applications Shiptron has built a reputation as a knowledge provider in all areas that have to do with AIS.

Advice and solutions

SHIPTRON is your reliable partner and provides expert advice and solutions for pleasure boats, inland navigation (Inland AIS) and seagoing vessels.

Accredited by ‘Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport’

In 2009 this led to government recognition of companies for AIS equipment on board, issued by the Dutch Inspector-General of Environment and Transport (ILT). SHIPTRON is recognized by ILT for the competence of installation, replacement and monitoring of the functioning of Inland AIS transponders as well as for the issue of the declaration of incorporating Inland AIS.

_AIS is not only about see and be seen…

Managing Director SHIPTRON

_shipping AIS

For ship AIS transponders we distinguish three types that are adapted to international, inland and recreational purposes.

  • AIS Class A transponders are meant for international professionally used vessel at sea
  • INLAND AIS transponders have a different set of settings that makes them applicable for Dutch Inland waters for vessels with a length of over 20 meters.
  • AIS Class B transponders are fitted to pleasure craft and help the sailors to view marine traffic around them and to be seen themselves.

_shore/VTS AIS

Local and on shore Vessel Tracking Systems – VTS can use a tailor made AIS analysis system to monitor the AIS data flow. With the increase in the number of vessels equipped with AIS and the rise in the number of applications where AIS is used to obtain ship data, it is becoming increasingly important to monitor the AIS data flow for malfunctions.

_regulations

  • IMO International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency for regulating shipping.
  • SOLAS
  • IL&T

_AtoN

Aid to Navigation physical or virtual buoys are nowadays fitted with AIS to make the visible to the marine traffic that passes. With specialized hardware in combination with AIS-software the authorities are able to point virtual AIS beacons also on spots that are dangerous to visit sur place.

_special AIS systems

  • AGMOS AGMOS, a special AIS system has been developed to offer the operator on platforms, wind farms and industrial marine environments, the solution to guard the 500m zone for incoming vessels whilst the crew is also protected with an AIS-MOB alarm whenever an AIS-PLB is activated near the platform.
  • AIS Analysis System AIS analysis system, SHIPTRON supplies a complete AIS analysis system for local VTS or waterway managers, using a special measuring receiver and extensive software. This enables the waterway manager to detect blind spots, slot collisions, signal interference or user errors.

_shipping AIS

For ship AIS transponders we distinguish three types that are adapted to international, inland and recreational purposes.

  • AIS Class A transponders are meant for international professionally used vessel at sea
  • INLAND AIS transponders have a different set of settings that makes them applicable for Dutch Inland waters for vessels with a length of over 20 meters.
  • AIS Class B transponders are fitted to pleasure craft and help the sailors to view marine traffic around them and to be seen themselves.

_shore/VTS AIS

Local and on shore Vessel Tracking Systems – VTS can use a tailor made AIS analysis system to monitor the AIS data flow. With the increase in the number of vessels equipped with AIS and the rise in the number of applications where AIS is used to obtain ship data, it is becoming increasingly important to monitor the AIS data flow for malfunctions.

_regulations

  • IMO International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency for regulating shipping.
  • SOLAS
  • IL&T

_AtoN

Aid to Navigation physical or virtual buoys are nowadays fitted with AIS to make the visible to the marine traffic that passes. With specialized hardware in combination with AIS-software the authorities are able to point virtual AIS beacons also on spots that are dangerous to visit sur place.

_special AIS systems

  • AGMOS AGMOS, a special AIS system has been developed to offer the operator on platforms, wind farms and industrial marine environments, the solution to guard the 500m zone for incoming vessels whilst the crew is also protected with an AIS-MOB alarm whenever an AIS-PLB is activated near the platform.
  • AIS Analysis System AIS analysis system, SHIPTRON supplies a complete AIS analysis system for local VTS or waterway managers, using a special measuring receiver and extensive software. This enables the waterway manager to detect blind spots, slot collisions, signal interference or user errors.