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exactTrax™ + AIS Class B Function Image™

12 May 2020

CMX7032/CMX7042 AIS processors simplify exactTrax™ and Class-B AIS transceiver development

CML Microcircuits has worked with exactEarth® to fully embed exactTrax™ technology within CML’s CMX7032/CMX7042 marine AIS processors, creating a new Function Image™ 7032/7042FI-3.x to provide AIS class B SOTDMA/CSTDMA and exactTrax™.

This advanced system, which integrates seamlessly with existing maritime domain awareness tools, provides the ability to monitor the millions of small artisanal commercial fishing boats and small commercial work boats currently operating in our oceans that traditionally have not been able to adopt the use of standard AIS Class B.

exactTrax™ is a unique new technology which enables the transmissions from AIS Class B transceivers to be reliably received by the exactEarth® global satellite constellation network.  At the same time, through the CML CMX7032/CMX7042 processors, a transceiver will also transmit standard Class B messages as per the AIS Class B specification for reception by AIS base stations and neighbouring AIS-equipped ships.

The exactTrax™ data service provides an unprecedented ability to monitor and track vessels equipped with exactTrax™ enabled transceivers to deliver an unrivalled picture into the world’s global maritime activity. This improved insight will provide critical intelligence into a variety of marine applications such as fisheries protection, environmental preservation, and maritime security through improved ‘dark’ target analysis.

Utilising CML’s CMX7032/CMX7042 AIS processor ICs cost effective, low power exactTrax™ enabled transceivers can be easily developed with a fast route to market, eliminating the need for a long and expensive development process. Existing users of the CMX7032/CMX7042 will also have access to a free upgrade to enable exactTrax™.

About exactEarth®

exactEarth is a leading provider of global maritime vessel data for ship tracking and maritime situational awareness solutions. Since its establishment in 2009, exactEarth has pioneered a powerful new method of maritime surveillance called Satellite AIS (“S-AIS”) and has delivered to its clients a view of maritime behaviours across all regions of the world’s oceans unrestricted by terrestrial limitations.

exactEarth has deployed an operational data processing supply chain involving a constellation of satellites, receiving ground stations, patented decoding algorithms and advanced “big data” processing and distribution facilities. This ground-breaking system provides a comprehensive picture of the location of AIS equipped maritime vessels throughout the world and allows exactEarth to deliver data and information services characterized by high performance, reliability, security and simplicity to large international markets.

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