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BlueTraker VMS proves best choice for the UK fisheries VMS and ERS systems

Following the previous UK tender success, AST-EMA consortium supplied equipment for the new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and  Electronic Reporting System (ERS) for UK Fisheries, based on the BlueTraker® VMS, to be tested by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and UKFA. Extensive testing was conducted by the UKFA during the …

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BlueTraker on V-Tracks conference

The V-Tracks conference represents a global assessment of the commercial and operational applications of vessel tracking technologies and is an a-z introduction to all maritime tracking and monitoring technologies. We will be presenting our BlueTraker VMS product line at this years V-Tracks conference from 27-28 February.  

BlueTraker VMS receives Type Approval for Canadian market

BlueTraker® VMS high-security fisheries monitoring satellite terminals have received a Type Approval from the Canadian authority. With this approval, BlueTraker® devices gained permission for distribution in the Canadian market. On November 25 2015, after an extensive testing approval process on land and at sea, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO) has placed the BlueTraker® VMS terminal on …

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Can BlueTraker handle extreme weather

With vessels dispersed around the world: extremes of temperature (e.g. windchill, humidity, dry air) are all factors for devices that can experience some of the harshest conditions on the planet. This presents a particular design challenge as all elements that makeup BlueTraker have been carefully thought out and our unique double shell housing is no …

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Hardware Embedded Geozones

Inside every BlueTraker VMS terminal, there is a feature that we call ‘Hardware Embedded Geozones’. Hardware Embedded Geozones offer a big advantage over Software Geozones that ‘live’ in the computers of the FMC. But what are Geozones and why should FMC use them? Why should they care about the difference between Hardware Embedded Geozones or …

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Las ventajas de usar los Puertos Autorizados de BlueTraker

Los terminales VMS de BlueTraker permiten a los Centros de Monitoreo Pesquero, rastrear y vigilar sus flotas pesqueras dondequiera que ellas viajen y pesquen en el mar. Sin embargo, los barcos pesqueros no pasan todo su tiempo en el océano. Gran parte de la vida de los barcos pesqueros transcurre en el puerto (entregando capturas …

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The advantages of using BlueTraker ‘Authorized Ports’

BlueTraker VMS terminals allow Fisheries Monitoring Centres (FMCs) to track and monitor their fishing fleets wherever they voyage and fish on the sea. However, fishing vessels do not spend all their time on the ocean. Much of a fishing vessels life is spent in port (delivering fish catches, crew changes, maintenance etc.) and for these …

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BlueTraker to exploit the even higher speeds and bandwidth from Iridiums NEXT satellites in LEO

BlueTraker is developing new solutions and services for vessel tracking, fleet management and the next generation of IoT systems that will exploit the functionalities supported by the new Iridium satellites. On the 14th of January 2017 BlueTraker’s technology partner Iridium launched 10 new satellites into Low-Earth orbit with SpaceX reusable rockets. Due to the sheer …

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BlueTraker long term distributor partner exhibits at METSTRADE in Amsterdam

BlueTraker and distribution partner San Giorgio Sein showed off the new Octopus 10 touchscreen tablet computer. Designed to withstand tough maritime environments it’s the perfect tool for fishermen looking for a succinct way of collecting all their vessels data in one place. METSTRADE visitor numbers were up by 8% from last year and the increase …

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Here we are – third day at Pacific Marine Expo exhibition

The newest technology, a series of marine grade wireless sensors is officially on the market. The devices are mounted directly to a vessel’s fishing gear which allows an FMC (Fisheries Monitoring Center) to form a clear picture of their fleet’s fishing activities on their seas. We’re here at Pacific Marine Expo (Booth #226), come and …

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