Satellite AIS company exactEarth has launched an upgraded real-time AIS vessel identification and tracking data service called exactAIS Platinum Plus, adding data from thousands of coastal and vessel-based terrestrial AIS receivers to supplement its space-collected data.
The additional AIS receivers will provide significantly improved vessel detection in ports and regions of high vessel density to support ship identification and location data services, the company says.
The new service is built on top of data collected from exactView RT, the company’s second-generation constellation consisting of 58 payloads hosted onboard the Iridium NEXT satellite network. exactEarth claims that the product can track and identify more than 600,000 AIS equipped vessels globally, of which approximately 250,000 are in daily operation.
“exactEarth pioneered commercial satellite AIS, and our continued pledge to our customers and partners is to always provide them with the best in global AIS service performance and reliability”, said Peter Mabson, exactEarth CEO.
“Today, we continue to fulfil that pledge by launching our Platinum Plus service which raises our performance bar even higher. Platinum Plus will further enhance the service level we can offer our customers, and we believe it will be essential for companies who are developing advanced analytics for surveillance, fisheries and fleet management markets.”