AirNav Systems acquires ShipSpotting.com
San Diego, CA, Sept 30, 2009 - AirNav Systems ( www.airnavsystems.com
) the world's most trusted and accepted provider of real-time global flight tracking solutions and the owner of the only existing global ADS-B flight tracking network is announcing the acquisition of the world’s biggest Ship Photo database and Ship Forum website.
AirNav Systems and Shipspotting AB, owner of Shipspotting.com, have been in talks since the beginning of August about a takeover of the website Shipspotting.com.
Tomas Pinas, founder of Shipspotting.com said “We're really pleased to have such a well known company as a owner with the true hearted focus for the interest we all share for ship spotting onboard for the long term future of this site”. Shipspotting.com are now going from an entrepreneur stage into a professional stage where members and users are seeking more reliant services than the ones we have been able to provide so far.
In addition the knowledge and competence about AIS and related systems will enhance the various end user services offered through shipspotting.com in the future. The membership will continue to receive the services that are already offered on the site by the same administration team of webmasters and photo administrators. We hope that the ships potting community will welcome this agreement and continue to support our joint ship spotting community.
“This is a big step forward for AirNav Systems and we are really proud to continue the work with ship spotters on a global basis. AirNav Systems really shows a genuine interest in shipspotting as a hobby and photo community”, says Andre Brandao, founder of AirNav Systems.
AirNav Systems is preparing the release of “AirNav AIS ShipTrax”, the most advanced ShipTracking software and hardware, to be used by professionals and enthusiasts all over the world. AirNav Systems is the developer of the world’s most successful real-time flight tracking system, AirNav RadarBox.
Shipspotting AB headquartered in Linkoping, Sweden is the world’s largest ship photo community with more than 900 000 images submitted by 60.000 members. Shipspotting.com was established 16 Jun 2004 and has grown into the largest ship spotting community in the world. Shipspotting.com are used from professional ship owners to service providers all over the world and has a range of partnerships enhancing the images with relevant data from companies like Lloyds Register Fairplay, Ship-info and Adveto.
About AirNav Systems
Headquartered in San Diego, California, AirNav Systems LLC has been developing software for the aviation world since 1996. AirNav Systems offers a complete set of flight tracking and monitoring tools for all kinds of users, from Airlines and Airports to Aviation Enthusiasts. Always with high quality standards and innovative features not found in any other similar programs, AirNav Systems products have been reviewed in more than 100 magazines, newspapers and on TVs and Radio worldwide. AirNav RadarBox has been the only ADS-B receiver in space.