New AIS Targets U.S. Workboat Market

Nauticast presented an AIS solution specifically targeting the U.S. workboat market at the recent SMM exhibition in Hamburg. Nauticast Navigationssysteme GmbH has been diversifying its AIS business throughout the past year, based on the success of the X-Pack DS - the SOLAS Class A Transponder. "We are very proud to be continuously expanding our AIS business into new fields of applications," said Peter Martin, Executive Director of Nauticast GmbH. "Based on the tremendous success of the X-Pack DS, we are now following up with new innovative AIS solutions, including our X-Pack US and the X-Base, a fully IALA compliant Base Station".

X-Pack US - The Workboat Transponder Solution On December 31, 2004, thousands of U.S.-based workboats will require fitting an AIS Transponder. To help fill the void, Nauticast has developed a dedicated "Do It Yourself AIS package based on the X-Pack US AIS transponder, especially for this market. Sales and distribution of the new system commenced in October 2004.

X-Base - The Fully Compliant IALA Base Station The Nauticast X-Base handles bi-directional traffic monitoring data, thereby providing an overview of vessel activity within the competence range - positioning it as solution for the surveillance tasks of maritime authorities. X-Base presents the information source, while collecting and distributing all beneficial AIS data of the surrounding area.

Its standard interfaces enable the X-Base to be easily integrated into national and regional network infrastructure systems, such as TCP/IP Circle 6 on Reader Service Card

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