AIS Physical Shore Stations can operate in a network in order to extend the AIS coverage area. The remote operation and maintenance of a network of AIS Base Stations is Internet Protocol (IP) based. The Kongsberg AIS base stations have network interfaces and the AIS messages are sent to the centralized location (port center) for visualization in e.g. the AIS CM. The base station can use UDP Unicast, Multicast or TCP/IP. New AIS base stations can be added without additional SW license cost. The solution provides data directly to clients.
AIS Central Monitor (AIS CM)
The AIS CM is a utility developed in order to operate an AIS Base Station network including monitoring of all AIS vessels and AIS AtoN (Aid to Navigation) within range. The User Interface can utilize different types of electronic charts.
The AIS CM is receiving a data stream of VDM messages (vessel data) received by AIS Base Stations connected to the network.