The MRTIS Horizon Personal Pilot Unit (PPU) is a stand-alone system which connects to shipboard AIS equipment and receives real-time vessel data. In addition to ship data, the Horizon antenna infrastructure provides additional data outside of the ship’s range. This supplemental data allows the mariner to view a more complete picture of the traffic situation. MRTIS combines this with a robust range of other important information providing the mariner with improved situational awareness.
Instant Name Recognition
Standard PPU systems suffer from time delays when retrieving vessel names. MRTIS Horizon’s antenna infrastructure maintains a real-time database of vessel names and populates them instantly when the mariner turns the PPU on.
Anchored vessels sometimes turn their AIS off and will not show on most PPU’s. The MRTIS Horizon Ghosting System is an always-on service that helps to detect anchored vessels with an AIS that has been turned off. Easily locate vessels that may be taking up precious anchorage space.
Over the Levees
Standard PPU systems have difficulty seeing through levees and around turns. MRTIS provides approximately 15 additional AIS antennas to supplement ship AIS data. With Horizon antenna infrastructure integration, see over the levees where the ship cannot.
Docked Vessel Awareness
Due to stopped vessel AIS transmission intervals, standard PPU systems take extended periods of time to detect vessels at docks, or not show them at all. With the Horizon antenna infrastructure, don’t get surprised by docked vessels hidden around turns.
Reduced Blind Spots
Ship AIS antenna’s suffer from line of site obstructions such as the ship’s cranes. Use MRTIS Horizon to see around your vessel’s blind spots.
Using a Rate of Turn (ROT) sensor with up to 0.5 degree / minute accuracy, see the predictive future path of your vessel.