Canadian data buoy company AXYS Technologies has recently announced the addition of AIS vessel tracking to its wave buoy series, TRIAXYS.
The SRT Chronos Aid to Navigation (AtoN) AIS is an IALA and IEC compliant device that broadcasts buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic.
This new feature both protects the buoy from collision by notifying vessels of its whereabouts and can also act as an additional telemetry method, providing data within radio range.
“This is the first time that a wave buoy has been equipped with AIS and confirms our strategy of continuous improvement for the TRIAXYS family of buoys,” says Graham Howe, AXYS Director of Sales. “We are excited to bring this development to the market as this will not only give our clients greater protection against vessel damage but also give them another telemetry option.”
The TRIAXYS AIS implementation supports both message 21 data, which displays buoy information and position data on the AIS channel of passing vessels, and message 8 data transmission.
AXYS also claims that the TRIAXYS is the only 1m wave buoy on the market that can support an industry standard ADCP for water column current speed and direction profiling.
By Jake Frith