Shine Micro, Inc. Partners with Liquid Robotics, Inc. to Combine AIS and Wave Glider Technology

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Port Ludlow, WA, February 23, 2010 – Shine Micro, Inc., an industry leader in Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology, has partnered with Liquid Robotics, Inc. to add an AIS capability to Liquid Robotics’ unmanned maritime vehicle, Wave Glider.

Shine Micro has developed a high performance, harsh environment, low power AIS receiver to be embedded in Wave Glider that will collect AIS data while making extended oceanographic observations, enhancing the tiny vessel’s unique capabilities, which includes the ability to travel long distances, hold station, and patrol vast areas without ever needing to refuel.

Widely used by ships and vessel traffic services (VTS) to identify and locate vessels, AIS technology enables ships to automatically exchange a range of navigational data including position, course, speed, and proximity to other nearby ships, VTS stations, and AIS equipped navigational buoys. Incorporating AIS technology with Wave Glider will provide valuable AIS data to the end user.

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About Liquid Robotics, Inc.

Liquid Robotics Initially a joint venture between Jupiter Research Foundation and Roger Hine to develop an unmoored, station-keeping data buoy for monitoring humpback whales, Liquid Robotics was incorporated in January of 2007 to continue development of the technology. The Wave Glider is their flagship product, allowing dozens of applications and missions never before possible.

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