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A new RTCM Special Committee 139 to be chaired by Stefan Pielmeier

Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services will have a new Special Committee 139, chaired by Stefan Pielmeier, the Chairman of the VDES Alliance.

It will standardize the new Maritime Messaging System (MMS) in order to transport digital maritime services that use the formats, authentication, addressing, and trust models of the Maritime Connectivity Platform.

However, instead of existing descriptions such as SECOM IEC63173-2, that would be entirely dependent on IP transport only, the MMS will allow transporting these authenticated services over narrow band transports such as VDES, NAVDAT, ACS, and IP as well in the permanently changing connectivity environment of a ship.