The MRTIS Horizon Personal Pilot Unit (PPU) is a stand-alone system that connects to shipboard AIS equipment and receives real-time vessel data. It is designed to improve traffic management and situational awareness with respect to marine navigation. Its purpose is to assist as an indirect navigation mechanism to improve safety by supplementing direct navigational tools such as the bridge radar. As an addition to the real-time ship data, our proprietary antenna infrastructure of approximately 15 towers 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 without being limited by the ship’s antenna. The MRTIS Horizon PPU combines this vessel data with a robust range of other important information to provide the mariner improved situational awareness.
Instant Name Recognition
Standard PPU systems suffer from significant time delays when retrieving vessel names. The MRTIS Horizon antenna infrastructure maintains a real-time database of vessel names and populates them instantly when the mariner turns the PPU on.
Anchored vessels will sometimes turn off their AIS and 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. Avoid unnecessary vessel rotation by having a more accurate picture of available anchorage space.
Over the Levees
Standard PPU systems have difficulty seeing through levees and around turns. MRTIS provides approximately 15 additional and proprietary AIS antennas to supplement ship AIS data. With the 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 may take significant periods of time to detect vessels at docks, or not show them at all. With regard to vessel suction, mitigate the risk of being surprised by a docked vessel hidden around a turn.
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.
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