BlueTraker at APM in Singapore BlueTraker LRIT and SASS product range were once again displayed at one of the must-attend industry events – The Asia Pacific Maritime (link) (APM) exhibition in Singapore. With 1.432 brands from 60 countries and 15 thousand visitors, APM has always been a marketplace of ideas, innovation and to exchange deals.
In our last newsletter, we discussed briefly the benefits of FOTA (firmware-over-the-air), the technology integrated into every BlueTraker terminal. FOTA enables us to remotely update and/or upgrade the terminal without interrupting its operation. Coincidentally, we just had a case where several BlueTraker VMS terminals on the field showed unexpected high speeds or displaced positions.
What better way to end the year than with some exciting news from the industry. But first, let’s get a bit technical and talk about FOTA for a moment. FOTA stands for ‘firmware-over-the-air’ and is a well-known concept. It’s the invisible technology behind smartphone and tablet updates and upgrades that we believe happen automagically (yes,
On July 31st Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie with 75.656 tons of liquified natural gas onboard finished transit from Hammerfest in Norway to Boryeong in South Korea through northern Arctic sea route. The journey was made in a record time of just 19 days without any aid of specialized ice-breaking vessels for the first time. This historical
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
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
One of the most consistent concerns from our clients surrounds the security of our devices: How easily could a BlueTraker VMS be jammed? How will we know if someone has opened/tampered with a device? How can we be sure that the devices are not substituted for ‘knock-off’ products? Ensuring that our products can guarantee information
Suspected transshipment? Use BlueTraker’s HRDR function to find out now! HRDR which stands for a High-Resolution Data Request is a command that can be sent from the Fisheries Monitoring Centre (FMC) to the BlueTraker terminal and is a request for more detailed positional information about a vessel over a given period of time. The feature
High-Resolution Data Requests (HRDR) are the commands that are issued by the operators at Fisheries Monitoring Centres which allow them to see a higher number of vessel positioning samples over a given time period. It allows them to more precisely understand the movements of a vessel on the sea which can allow them to: Impose
For years fishermen have relied upon basic tools to ply their trade. Although nowadays larger fishing boats usually have bridges with advanced technology and computer systems that are in charge of navigation, fish finding, meteorology and everything in between. With smaller vessels seemingly nothing has changed for decades, due to the hefty price tag of