Source - SMW
Software Radio Technology has received an order for 400 AIS Identifier VMS Transceiver kits which will be deployed in West Africa for the tracking and identification of small fishing vessels.

The Identifier VMS Transceiver kits will be deployed by authorities as part of a long term programme to track and identify small and medium size fishing boats and assist with the prevention of illegal and unregulated fishing.

The Identifier VMS Transceivers are supplied as complete, ready to install kits, and are enabled with SAT-Trak satellite AIS (S-AIS) detection optimisation technology which enables reliable tracking by AIS satellites when beyond coastal network range.  

This, and other functionality, was trialled and proven by the relevant authorities over an extended period during 2015 and 2016.