Marine ID processors ease tracking of small vessels

May 19, 2017 //By Julien Happich
CML Microcircuits ( Langford, Essex, UK) has worked with exactEarth to fully embed exactTrax technology within CML’s CMX7032/CMX7042 marine AIS (Automatic Identification System) processors, creating a new Function Image 7032/7042FI-3.x to provide AIS class B SOTDMA/CSTDMA and exactTrax.

This advanced system, which integrates seamlessly with existing maritime domain awareness tools, provides the ability to monitor the millions of small artisanal commercial fishing boats and small commercial work boats currently operating in our oceans that traditionally have not been able to adopt the use of standard AIS Class B.

exactTrax is a unique new technology which enables the transmissions from AIS Class B transceivers to be reliably received by the exactEarth global satellite constellation network. At the same time, through the CML CMX7032/CMX7042 processors, a transceiver will also transmit standard Class B messages as per the AIS Class B specification for reception by AIS base stations and neighbouring AIS-equipped ships.

The exactTrax data service provides an unprecedented ability to monitor and track vessels equipped with exactTrax enabled transceivers to deliver an unrivalled picture into the world’s global maritime activity. This improved insight will provide critical intelligence into a variety of marine applications such as fisheries protection, environmental preservation, and maritime security through improved ‘dark’ target analysis.

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