Ais Alarm Panel allows nautical institutions to monitor in real-time the current situation of all boats that have Boat Alarm installed.

The system uses the MMSI identification of the vessel that is supported by the AIS system.

AIS responds to the English acronym ‘Automatic Identification System’, which translated is a universal Automatic Identification System for ships.

Its name clearly indicates the purpose of the equipment, which is responsible for displaying basic data of the ships: name, call identification (MMSI), position, course, speed, destination, navigation condition, type of ship …

With these references, it is intended to provide the authorities and ships sailing in the vicinity with the most relevant information regarding navigation, in order to comply with the Regulations to prevent collisions and events that compromise the safety of the vessel.


The main applications of AIS Alarm Panel are:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information between ships in order to avoid collisions
  • Provide information to maritime authorities about ships and their cargo
  • To be a complementary tool in the VTS maritime traffic control devices and rescue work.
  • Complete radar functions helping to identify targets
  • Identify any problem related to:
    • Fire onboard
    • Water branch
    • Man of boat
    • Piracy 
  • Identify buoys and marks to aid navigation


 The AIS is not radar. The geopositioning information it provides depends on the GPS systems, so the overall length of the vessels must be considered since the GPS antenna is usually placed on the bridge.

In an AIS you cannot take bearings, which you can do in a radar, which shows a faithful image of the objects and the coast. In addition, it must be taken into account that not all vessels are required to carry AIS, so the information displayed on the device screen should be considered partial.

The AIS, however, is a complement to radar, never a substitute. The identification system can, for example, overcome an elevation or the bend of a channel indicating the position of a ship that would not otherwise appear on radars. Onboard it is also used to recognize objects and establish safe passage maneuvers.

How does it work

AIS equipment has two sources of information input. On the one hand, it takes the data provided by the GPS and on the other the rest of the parameters entered by the user. All these data are broadcast on two VHF marine band frequencies: 161.975 MHz (Channel 87 B) and 162.025 MHz (Channel 88 B).

The range radius is that of the VHF (approximately 30 nautical miles). The information is transmitted continuously (the minimum nominal interval is 2 seconds, increasing by virtue of the lower speed or the maneuvers carried out by the ship), and the data is updated automatically without requiring any action on the part of the user.

Apart from the information provided on the ships in the area, the AIS presents useful data to establish whether a crossing between ships is safe or not if the ship has any event that compromises its safety such as fire, waterway, man to water, electrical or mobility problem.


The client subscribes to the Ais Alarm Panel service and enters the MMSI that he wishes to monitor, then in real-time and at all times the vessels are controlled.

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