Falkland Islands renews VMS contract with BOD

BigOceanData has been supplying the Falkland Islands government with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) for over 10 years.  The system is based on an in-house client/server enterprise IT system and Inmarsat co-operative tracking.  This latest contract extends that service for another five years, updating the client/server software and adding access to BigOceanData’s web tracking capability … Continued

Fused data – multiple feeds, single interface

Best-in-classThe core competence of BigOceanData is actually the collection and integration of data transmitted to and from vessels at sea via satellite services.  Its experience in remotely configuring existing onboard vessel transponders to provide integrated solutions with AIS data is second to none in the industry. This is derived from more than 20 years of … Continued

Satellite AIS – addressing some misconceptions

Two types of AIS:The confusion arises from the fact that while there is a single standard for the transmission of AIS data, there are two very different ways in which the VHF signals can be intercepted and processed. The one which most people are familiar with is the standard, horizontal line-of-sight interception where the signals … Continued