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CSI Wireless, Saab developing products for AIS marine applications

CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wireless, GPS and beacon receiver products has signed an agreemen...


March 1, 2005  


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CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wireless, GPS and beacon receiver products has signed an agreement with Saab TransponderTech and begun integrating its technology into Saab’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) product line.

Saab TransponderTech, a member of the Saab Group of companies, supplies AIS equipment for the maritime industry that includes communication, navigation, surveillance and homeland security applications.

Automatic Identification Systems use GPS to identify and monitor maritime traffic.

They send and receive vessel identification and position data between ships, between ships and shore, and through information broadcasts.

The systems also relay a vessel’s name, radio call sign, navigational status (at anchor, under way, using engine, etc.), position, speed, heading, type of ship/cargo, destination, and estimated arrival time.

AIS standards and regulations are set by the International Maritime Organization.

Plans call for Calgary-based CSI to provide OEM circuit board technology for Saab’s entire AIS product line