Orbcomm develops new tri-mode vessel tracking solution
Orbcomm has collaborated with maritime technology industry leaders Pole Star and Weatherdock to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution that ensures complete vessel visibility. Hali combines terrestrial and satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data capability with two-way satellite M2M technology to deliver reliable vessel location data to small craft and fleet owners & operators, maritime authorities and enforcement agencies, providing the actionable intelligence required to maximize maritime safety, security and environmental compliance. The Hali solution includes powerful, tamper-proof AIS Class B hardware that is attached to small vessels, such as pleasure craft and fishing vessels, to track their position at all times, in any location. The tri-mode device transmits reliable AIS data to land-based receivers along coastlines, to space-based satellite AIS receivers, and also through Orbcomm’s entire two-way proprietary data satellite network, enabling small vessels to be tracked and accounted for anywhere in the world. The Hali device also includes SOS functionality and can send a distress message, providing accurate positional data to facilitate search and rescue operations. “We’ve partnered with some of the maritime industry’s leading technology experts to create a unique tracking solution that gives small vessels the protection and accountability they need to be safe and secure at sea, even in the harshest environments,” said Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm's Chief Executive Officer. “Leveraging Orbcomm's two-way satellite M2M network augments Hali’s coverage and reliability to provide our customers with a complete situational picture of global Class B vessel activity,” Marc added. Image: stock.