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ExactEarth upscales maritime tracking service

Photo: exactEarth

Paris, 26 March 2021. – The Canadian maritime monitoring specialist exactEarth launched a new global real-time vessel identification and tracking service, the company said.

ExactEarth said it launched exactAIS Platinum Plus as the newest member of its exactAIS family of global data services.

Platinum Plus will track and identify more than 600,000 AIS equipped vessels globally, exactEarth said, of which approximately 250,000 are operating on a daily basis.

AIS is the Automatic Identification System that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) obliges ships to carry in order to send regular transponder signals and allow to monitor traffic and identify positions.

ExactEarth was created in 2009 and has pioneered in satellite-based maritime surveillance. exactEarth’s second-generation constellation, exactView RT, relays satellite-detected AIS vessel signals from any location on the earth’s surface to the ground in seconds – thus enabling global real-time vessel tracking. The platform unique consists of 58 advanced satellite payloads designed and built by L3Harris Technologies and hosted onboard the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites.

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