About Shine Micro

Origin and Focus

Shine Micro has designed a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics since 1980, with a focus on the marine VHF industry.  Internationally regarded as the industry leader in long range Automatic Identification System (AIS) reception, we offer AIS solutions for maritime, avionics, Aids to Navigation (AtoNs), and self-contained, solar powered beacons. Shine Micro products are used for Maritime Domain Awareness, Asset Tracking and Analytics, and Intelligence and Surveillance, and are recognized by commercial and military users alike as the most sensitive AIS receivers available.

Notable Achievements

The Shine Micro SM1610 series Long Range AIS Receiver was selected by the USCG for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS).  Building on the success of the SM1610, the SM1680 “Octopus” enables real-time, persistent monitoring of the 200NM Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), without the latency and expense of a satellite subscription service.

COTS and MIL-Spec

Shine Micro offers COTS avionics AIS receiver products that are MIL-spec and used by multiple domestic and international governments and governmental agencies for real-time, persistent, long-range AIS surveillance from a wide variety of manned, unmanned, fixed wing, and rotary wing aircraft; including P3 and P8 airplanes, MH60 helicopters, ScanEagle®, Integrator™, and Fire Scout UAVs, and many others.

Quality Policy

“Provide quality, on-time, best-value products using risk analysis and continuous improvement.”
Updated February 28, 2018

ISO 9001 Certified

NQA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality ManagementOur Quality Management System has been ISO 9001 certified since October 28, 2010.   The Shine Micro ISO 9001:2015 certificate is available here.

Conflict Minerals and Counterfeit Components Policy

Shine Micro Inc. does not knowingly purchase any conflict minerals or counterfeit components. Shine Micro Inc. purchases electronic and other components for our products from only OEM manufacturers or authorized distributors.

Industry Connections

President and CEO Mark Johnson is internationally respected as a leading authority on AIS receivers, and for his work promoting the voluntary adoption of AIS and increasing the range and sensitivity of AIS reception. Shine Micro is closely linked to the growth and development of the AIS industry and actively participates in both National and International standards committees.

Where to Find Us

Main Office
9405 Oak Bay Road, Suite A
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Mailing Address
PO Box 340
Port Gamble, WA 98364-0340

Standard Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, Pacific Time

phone: +1 (360) 437-2503
fax: +1 (360) 437-4003