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IoT over AIS platform tested in the UK

The platform uses exactEarth’s space-based AIS system The platform uses exactEarth’s space-based AIS system

Satellite AIS data provider exactEarth, working in the United Kingdom with the Satellite Applications Catapult, Pole Star Space Applications, TeamSurv and OceanWise, has completed the demonstration of a new global maritime machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can upload sensor data from vessels in real-time.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The 'Automatic Identification System Sensor Network Service' (A-SeNS) project, part-funded through the European Space Agency's Business Applications channel, uses the Application Specific Messaging (ASM) capability of AIS transceivers to broadcast different types of required data, which can then be collected by exactEarth’s satellite AIS constellation.

During the demonstration, data retrieval from both navigational aid equipment installed at a UK port and environmental sensors installed on two working boats were successfully tested, with trial partners accessing the collected information in real-time using Cloud services, for subsequent integration into their own information platforms.

“This is an exciting first step in bringing to market an effective maritime data collection service that provides data from remote assets to users in real-time,” said Peter Mabson, CEO of exactEarth.

“This innovative approach, using recent extensions to the AIS standard, supports the maritime industry’s desire to adopt more automated processes and is an important milestone for exactEarth in the IoT space.”{/mprestriction}

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