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Xanatos live AIS viewer

... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on May 23, 2005

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I used to refer people to AISlive as a great way to learn what the technology is doing for marine safety, but unfortunately the revised public service has turned out to be rather limited. Yesterday I tried out a Xanatos Holding’s viewer and it accesses nearly as much data as AISlive used to (though it only covers the Vancouver, Canada, area). A bonus was spotting Le Grand Bleu, a remarkable 354’ megayacht that carries a 74'’ sloop as a tender! Xanatos is the developer of Titan AIS software, seems to be working on a Class B transponder, and has a good guide to AIS on its site. By the way, LGB’s AIS “static information” indicates that it’s a “Cargo” ship with a  “77m” beam, which I imagine is a case of GIGO, the old database term for operator error, “garbage in, garbage out”.

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please send me for the ais viewer prices and prospects.quantity 5 pieces
thanks

Posted by: richard aippl at August 11, 2005 7:06 PM | Reply

update to the Xanatos Class B transponder mentioned above, from e-mail from Xanatos,
a Vancouver company.

"Yes we do sell the SRT Class B transponder in Canada. It retails for $1,100 CAD plus taxes and shipping. It has recently been approved by the Canadian Government."

"No, it is not fully compliant in the USA, it will be soon."

http://www.xanatosholdings.com/index_files/TitanSeaMateClassBTransponder.htm

The OEM is SRT Marine http://www.srt-marine.com/products-classb.php

Posted by: norse at January 4, 2008 2:13 PM | Reply

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