First AIS Aid to Navigation in Sweden Deployed
Danderyd, Sweden – True Heading, leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced today that it has supplied an AIS Aid to Navigation (ATON) beacon to the Port of Stockholm, Sweden.
Located at Stockholm Stream (Stockholm Ström) and the first of its kind in Sweden, local authorities launched a new buoy with the True Heading ATON transponder to assist commercial and recreational ships moving in and out of the busy harbor. Navigation buoys traditionally are marked with lights; however, to make this buoy more visible to mariners, the True Heading AIS ATON transmitter will send its position to AIS equipped vessels.
AIS transmitters on buoys and beacons provide increased awareness and safety when visibility is poor, regardless of the weather and the situation at sea. Additionally, if the buoy becomes detached from the seafloor the transponder will broadcast current position to warn mariners that it is no longer located at the correct marked location. A buoy’s operational status that changes can also be broadcast using the transponder.
“AIS technology is designed to give mariners another tool in watch keeping,” says Jens Johansson, CEO, True Heading. “The most important way to avoid maritime disasters is to have the best situational awareness. AIS provides an incredible advantage when it comes to eliminating interpretation errors. With our new transmitter, boaters can see on their displays that this buoy is marked and what its current status is – even at night or in bad conditions.”
With over 40 years of combined experience in AIS development, True Heading along with its recreational brand, Seapilot, offers a full range of solutions from aids to navigation, Class A and B transponders and Satellite Compasses. For more information on True Heading and its entire product line of commercial AIS and navigation solutions, please visit www.trueheading.se/us.
About True Heading
True Heading NSA, wholly owned subsidiary by the Swedish company True Heading AB (publ), is providing AIS (Automatic Identification System) products and navigation solutions. AIS is now an essential part of safety systems onboard and ashore for navigation, detection of other vessels, or for emergencies. Seapilot, has quickly gained a prominent position in the recreational AIS and navigation applications markets based on the highest of professional standards in functionality and design. Seapilot was the first navigation app to include AIS data and in-app weather. This made Seapilot one of the most popular navigation apps. True Heading and Seapilot manufactures and sells AIS transponders, GPS, compasses, marine safety products and navigation systems. For more information see www.trueheading.se/us or www.seapilot.com.
Rushton Gregory Communications