exactEarth Wins Major Contract Renewal with SAMSA

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The South African Maritime Safety 
Authority (SAMSA) has signed a major agreement with exactEarth Ltd to renew 
their exactAIS® Data Service through to October 2014. SAMSA has been a 
leading pioneer in the use of Space based AIS data and has been instrumental 
in driving improvements to Maritime Safety and Security in Southern Africa. 
Working with a number of Government departments in the maritime security 
environment, SAMSA is involved with marine environment protection, national 
and economic security as well as search and rescue operations through its MRCC 
- Cape Town. With this agreement, SAMSA will now have access to exactAIS 
Premium™ data delivering AIS data as one integrated feed allowing for 
comprehensive and berth-to-berth vessel tracking. 
Captain Karl Otto, Executive Head of the Centre for Sea Watch and Response in 
SAMSA, said "The detection level, coverage and reliability afforded by the 
exactAIS service gives us an invaluable resource in helping to manage the 
maritime environment around Southern Africa. It gives us visibility into sea 
areas that we cannot achieve with any other sensor or data source". 
"Satellite based AIS has now become a critical infrastructure component for 
all Maritime Safety Authorities, providing advanced reporting and wide area 
monitoring of extremely large maritime area", commented John Allan, Vice 
President of Global Sales and Marketing for exactEarth. "We are delighted to 
be working with SAMSA to develop uses and applications of Satellite based AIS 
that will benefit the maritime community at large." 
About SAMSA 
Accountable to the Minister of Transport, South African Maritime Safety 
Authority (SAMSA) was established on 1 April 1998 in terms of the South 
African Maritime Safety Authority Act 5 of 1998. The organization's 
objective is to ensure safety of life and property at sea, prevent and combat 
pollution of the marine environment by ships and to lead and champion South 
Africa's maritime interests as custodians and stewards of maritime policy, 
vigorous promoters of the maritime sector and giving full and complete effect 
to their obligations for the benefit of all stakeholders. 
About exactEarth Ltd. 
exactEarth, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is a data services company providing 
the most advanced information on global maritime traffic available today. 
Our premium service, exactAIS, delivers an unrivalled view of the recognized 
maritime picture at a global scale. Offering fully secure data in a variety of 
industry standard formats and delivery methods, exactEarth's data provides 
real value for a wide range of operational maritime applications delivering 
operational efficiencies, enhancing security, safeguarding the environment, 
and assisting in saving lives. For more information, visit our website at 
Nicole Karns Marketing Communications Tel: +1 519-620-5890 
SOURCE: exactEarth Ltd. 
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