Month: December 2015

Total 2 Posts

MarineTraffic joins LOT Network to safeguard against patent trolls

MarineTraffic, the world’s most trusted AIS vessel tracking service has joined the Licence on Transfer (LOT) Network. The LOT Network was formed to promote innovation by reducing the risk of litigation from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as patent trolls. The LOT Network has 47 members across many industries,[…]

What’s transmitted on the AIS signal?

What information is being transmitted from the ships via their AIS signal and what can we learn from it? The International Maritime Organization SOLAS Convention requires an Automatic Identification System (AIS) to be fitted on every ship, with the exception of warships, leisure craft and fishing boats. The system was[…]