Next win at an important asian country for fishing fleet tracking

Weatherdock – Second win of German Quality in an Asian Country for fishing fleet tracking

The German Weatherdock AG is honored to be awarded the second time with a big order by an important Asian Government for supplying a fleet tracking and monitoring system.

By using the Weatherdock’s vmsTRACK system mounted on the fishing vessels, the local Department of Fishery is able to continuously track and observe all small and bigger non-coastal fishing vessels in their EEZ and beyond in offshore areas. With such a high level proofed system the Government does the next important step to work against illegal, unreported and unlicensed fishing (IUU).

Reliable, proofed and certified quality

The vmsTRACK system was tested hard and intensive by the Department of Fishery and finally convinced with best performance figures such as transmission range and reliability. The devices are transmitting continuously in a pre-set time interval to bring up a real-time-image of the area to headquarter.

„After awarding Weatherdock for the first batch of tracking units for the coastal fishing vessels we tested a lot, very hard, very intensive to make sure that these German position transmitter are full compliant to given standards to be the best solution for our country and our needs before awarding Weatherdock the second time with the next batch for the non-coastal fishing vessels” the customer said.

Safety of Fishermen included

Every vmsTRACK unit mounted on a vessel has got an additional “push to alert” button that triggers a standardized AIS SART emergency message which can be received by every vessel or coastal station in the vicinity to help immediately with the rescue.

“For us it is very important that the customer is totally convinced about the product and he has a good feeling with his decision. Delivering reliable technologies on the highest possible level which follow the existing rules and fit the given specification is the goal we want to achieve.” says Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, CEO and Speaker of the Board of Weatherdock.

New Weatherdock distributor for Africa

We are pleased to introduce our new distributor in South Africa. He is already presenting our AIS personal locator rescue devices at his own booth M32 at Cape Town International Boat Show:

VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT (SA) with the managing Director Jaco Warrington

Working in close partnership with our South African distributor techAF, Jaco and his team are also responsible for the hole African continent, not only for South Africa. With the full range of life saving equipment people are familiar with VIKING, Weatherdock AIS personal locator units easyRESCUE (AIS SART) and easyONE (AIS MOB) are matching perfectly the product range and are able to enhance peoples safety level aboard.

If possible, step in the Boat Show and visit Jaco and his booth M32. He will be pleased to inform you about the Weatherdock devices.

You will find the contact information you need here.

easyRESCUE Features

Approvals and Features "en detail"
easyRESCUE with highest approval level in the market

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easyRESCUE Functionality

Schedual of how AIS SART work
 
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Without any AIS emergency transmitter

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Your life jacket with integrated AIS SART easyRESCUE

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How vivinity gets the MOB alert

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PRESS RELEASE „easyONE – AIS MOB Emergency Transmitter“

Full automatic AIS MOB unit “Made in Germany”

We have the pleasure to present Weatherdock’s latest AIS rescue device: The easyONE AIS MOB Emergency Transmitter. The easyONE is the first fully-automatic AIS Emergency Transmitter of its kind worldwide.

Its patented release mechanism will take your boat’s crew to a new level of safety. A group of experts developed this brilliant release mechanism that automatically puts in place an antenna (in storage rolled up in spiral shape) once the easyONE gets into constant contact with water. At the same time it triggers an alarm and sends a MOB emergency message (Man over Board). This emergency message, which, of course, can also be activated manually, will be received by all AIS receivers within reach (up to 7 nautical miles – depending on weather conditions and the height of the receiving antenna). All kinds of displays on receiving vessels, such as chart plotters, will consequently display this alert and make an immediate rescue action a lot more probable. Weighing 120 grams the easyONE AIS emergency transmitter is equipped with two lithium battery cells making possible 36 hours of constant operation at 0°C outside temperature. When properly stored the batteries have a life span of 7 years.

The easyONE comes with an integrated 56-channel GPS receiver that is ready to operate within around 35 seconds (counting from power-on to connection to satellites). Furthermore a bright flashing High-Power-LED light will make sure persons are also found at night and with low visibility.

Due to its low weight and compact dimensions (168 x 48 x 27mm) Weatherdock’s easyONE can be easily attached to all automatic life vests. Furthermore the device is fully waterproof (up to 10m depth) and floating and can thus be used as a MOB life buoy in combination with a lifesaver. For the next maintenance of your life raft you might also want to think about having the easyONE integrated into the raft. No matter which application, the easyONE has to be attached to your equipment (lifejacket, lifesaver or clothing) with the provided hand line. This is the only way to ensure the person-over-board is staying close to the easyONE, which is crucial to lead rescue services to the location. When transmitting the easyONE sends the AIS standard messages No 1 and 14. The first message contains the AIS position report, the device identification number as well as course and speed over ground. Message 14 which is, like message 1, constantly updated and sent in certain intervals contains a safety message, the device identification number as well as the text messages “MOB active” or “MOB test”. The text messages inform about the state of the AIS emergency device and whether it is in test-mode or not. The test-mode can be activated at the push of a button and shows the correct functioning of the AIS device with the MOB test symbol.

The AIS Emergency Transmitter easyONE is instantly ready for operation. You do not need to register the device or subscribe to a service.

Software for TRX2S and TRX2

Missing matrix32.dll

  • Only necessary if there is an error message indicating the absence of this file.
    Just place this “matrix32.dll” file in the same directory where you have installed the easyTRX2S programming tool

Programming-Tool

  • Version: 4.10
  • Change: New backend
    For function see Boot Düsseldorf 2017

Programming-Tool

  • Version: 4.9
  • Change: improvement
    COM-Port, Backend

Programming-Tool

  • Version: 4.8
  • Change: Updated Range filter.

SD-Analysetool

  • Version: 1.3
  • Analyzes the SD card from the TRX2 devices.
  • A GPS antenna must be connected in order to record the data.

WD-Terminal

  • Version: 1.2
  • Tool for reading / monitoring the incoming data to the COM port.
  • This is a simple tool, which is used to replace the missing “Hyper Terminal” from Windows 7.

Complete package of files from CD:

Contains:

  • Programming-Tool 3.37
  • SD-Analysetool 1.3
  • WD-Terminal 1.2

Firmware (not included)

USB Drivers – External link (ftdichip.com)

APPs

 

For Android:

easyrescue-app

For Apple:

easyrescue-app

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