AXYS Technologies announced the addition of AIS vessel tracking to its signature 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,” said 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.
The TRIAXYS Buoy is a precision instrument incorporating advanced technologies that make it an easy to use and reliable buoy for accurate measurement of directional waves and ocean currents in real time. Economical and rugged, the TRIAXYS Buoy can withstand the rigors associated with deployment and recovery operations. 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.
AIS is available on all TRIAXYS family buoys from September 1, 2016.