If you are in the business of maritime services such as engine/equipment maintenance or weather forecasting, you typically face the connectivity problem when ships are sailing the oceans.

VDES, the extension of AIS, can be seen as a maritime internet-of-things (IoT) technology which is both very cheap and extremely flexible. VDES adds real data channels to AIS and it combines coastal VHF radio and satellite connectivity into one global system. This means that service providers can easily push information to ships or retrieve data from ships anywhere in the world.

Contact Sternula for more information about how you can exploit VDES for better services to your customers.