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ORBCOMM Partner Portvision Wins ‘Best Satellite AIS Solution’

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As part of the ‘2015 Annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards’, Government Security News recognized companies for their scientific achievements and dedication to homeland security, and the Portvision AIS service once again stood out above the competition. Unlike traditional VTS

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Satellite AIS, Big Data & Geospatial Intelligence: Looking Back at GEOINT 2015

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After three days of exhibits, sessions and discussions, GEOINT 2015 is now behind us. Put on by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), this was truly an event that highlighted all of the latest commercial geospatial capabilities available today

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Maritime Domain Awareness: Turning Data into Action with Satellite AIS

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Thanks to the launch of a number of commercial and unclassified earth observation and sensor satellites over the last few years, coupled with the advancement of software and data analytics to work with the data they collect, the use of

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AIS, Maritime Risk-Management and Ebola

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AIS (Automatic Identification System) was first developed as a means to provide collision avoidance between nearby vessels. Any vessel larger than a certain size is required to transmit information such as speed, direction and position in order to provide situational awareness

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Satellite AIS Data Steers Another Vessel to Illegal Fishing List

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Satellite AIS has once again proved its worth in helping organizations identify suspect fishing vessels operating outside of their jurisdictions. The latest vessel to land on the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) list is the Pacific Andes’ flagship factory trawler

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Satellite AIS: Why the Launch of OG2 Satellites is a Game Changer

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In my last blog post, I referred to Portvision CEO Dean Rosenberg’s blog post which clearly articulated the benefits and limitations of terrestrial and satellite AIS. In today’s post, I wanted to look at the limitations that were outlined for

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The Ins and Outs of Vessel Tracking from Space with Satellite AIS

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Portvision Director of Products Dean Rosenberg recently wrote a blog post that did a great job of capturing how Automatic Identification System (AIS) evolved and where it stands today. If you are new to AIS and want to learn a

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New Rule Will See Expanded Use of AIS for Safety & Security

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The rules around Automatic Identification System (AIS) have once again changed. Last week the U.S. Coast Guard formally published its final rule for the extension of carriage requirements that is intended to expand the use of AIS to improve the

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