Ampelmann's AEP has been even further developed to give a 10% increase in workability over previous designs. The AEP contains advanced hardware, and uses state of the art Motion Control techniques. The system is able to safely transfer people and cargo in wave heights up to 4m Hs. Footprint and weight remain the same as the original A-type. Furthermore it allows excellent operational stability on smaller vessels that previously would have been unable to offer acceptable performance.