Definition[edit | edit source]

An automated identification system (AIS) is

a shipboard broadcast system that functions like a transponder, operating in the VHF maritime band. Allows detailed location, tracking, and identification of vessels employing the system.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, Resilient Telecommunications Guidelines for the Financial Services Sector, App. A (Glossary of Terms) (Aug. 2009) (full-text).
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