Raising the bar in ship detections from space
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - exactEarth Ltd., the leading
provider of global satellite AIS data services, has successfully added
its latest satellite exactView-1 (EV-1) into its commercial service
today. EV-1 is the most advanced AIS satellite built to date and is
performing with increased detection rates of up to 40% better than any
previous satellite sensors. EV-1 performance has exceeded industry
expectations as daily detection rates are consistently reaching 45,000
MMSIs (Maritime Mobile Service Identity number) increasing the total
exactAIS® Premium global AIS service to approximately 90,000 unique
MMSIs a day.
EV-1 was launched into an 810 kilometre polar orbit in late July 2012
and subsequently went through rigorous commissioning activities to
bring the satellite into full operation. exactEarth will expand its
constellation in the near future with advanced AIS Receivers on board
the Canadian M3M satellite and the Spanish PAZ radar satellite both
launching in 2013. In addition, two further dedicated AIS satellites
will be launched in 2013. These will help to ensure that exactEarth
continues to provide a comprehensive and high performance
satellite-based AIS service for years to come.
"We are very excited to announce that EV-1 has joined our operational
service offering", said Peter Mabson, President of exactEarth. "We are
thrilled that the advanced sensors coupled with our patented
de-collision processing algorithms are delivering results beyond our
expectations making EV-1 a huge leap forward in space AIS detection.
This single enhancement to our service offering doubles the AIS
messages collected from space and delivers an even higher level of
performance to our customers around the world providing the most
complete maritime picture available today."
About exactEarth Ltd.
exactEarth, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is a data services company
providing the most advanced information on global maritime traffic
available today. Our premium service, exactAIS®, delivers an
unrivalled view of the recognized maritime picture at a global scale.
Offering fully secure data in a variety of industry standard formats
and delivery methods, exactEarth's data provides real value for a wide
range of operational maritime applications delivering operational
efficiencies, enhancing security, safeguarding the environment, and
assisting in saving lives. For more information, visit our website at www.exactearth.com.
SOURCE: exactEarth Ltd
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Marketing Communications, exactEarth
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