Orolia Maritime launches at SMM with new portfolio of marine technology innovations

~4-7 September 2018, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Hall B6 Stand 402~

Hamburg, Germany – 4 September 2018: Orolia Maritime has officially launched at SMM, showcasing its unrivalled portfolio of marine technology and introducing a host of new products across its four powerful technology solutions: Fleet Management, Data Capture & Analytics, Emergency Readiness & Response and Navigation Safety.

Orolia Maritime is the Marine arm of Orolia’s leading Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions. Its technology, delivered through the globally recognised maritime brands of McMurdo, Netwave and Kannad, is used and trusted by commercial shipping companies, local and national governments, maritime organisations, cruise ships, search and rescue teams, and other organisations who live and work on the world’s waters.

Chris Loizou, Chief Business Development Officer at Orolia, said, “We are proud to present such a rich heritage of proven marine technology under the umbrella of Orolia Maritime, including a portfolio of new products and services that we know will transform the commercial marine industry. Our powerful technologies will ensure safer and more reliable navigation, accelerated rescue in emergencies, and the ability to communicate and track fleet activity in a consistent, real time and cost-effective way.”

The portfolio showcased at SMM includes[1]:

Navigational Safety

Introduced for the first time at SMM, Orolia Maritime’s Navigation Safety Solutions (Broadshield, Anti-Jam Antenna, SecureSync and VersaPNT) protect critical bridge navigation with Resilient PNT, enabling vessels to fortify and augment their core navigation systems to help prevent errors and malicious attacks. This Orolia Maritime solution can detect anomalies in GNSS and offer alternative secure navigation signals until GNSS has been restored.

Fleet Management

The McMurdo OmniCom Global is a brand-new fleet management solution that offers global communications, tracking and reporting services. With a 20-year US heritage and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) accreditation, the long-awaited next generation  McMurdo Fleet Management solution offers an always-connected, secure, easy to use communications beacon and PRISMA software to support operational efficiencies in fleet tracking, reports and communications.

Data Capture & Analytics

Another first-look at SMM is Seawise, a new vessel optimisation analytics tool. The Seawise Gateway and Cloud SaaS platform tool leverages existing Lightweight Ethernet (LWE) and Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) electronics infrastructure, along with the onboard sensor information network, to enable shoreside data access and analytics for greater vessel optimisation insight.

The Data Capture & Analytics portfolio also includes the Netwave Analogue Microphone & Hub, compatible with the NW 6000 VDR. The NW-6000 VDR system architecture is unique in the fact that the various components throughout the ship are interconnected by means of one single Ethernet cable. Both Power and Data are provided over this very same single cable, eliminating the need for extensive, complex and costly cabling requirements.

Emergency Readiness & Response

Continuing Orolia Maritime’s innovation and leadership role in Medium-Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) activation, the McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink Solo PLB’s have also been upgraded to include Galileo GNSS receivers. With the addition of the European Galileo GNSS, alongside the existing GPS GNSS, the 220 and Solo are now the world’s first PLB’s utilising Galileo, which means accelerated location detection.

SMM also includes the launch of a new AIS SART range. Complementing Orolia Maritime’s global leadership in localised rescue technology, the new McMurdo SmartFind S5A AIS & Kannad Rescuer 2 SARTs offer a range of benefits over traditional radar SARTs, including greater signal range and accelerated detection, GPS coordinates for clarity of position, and a signal ID that prevents ‘rain fade effect’ as seen in Radar SARTS.

For more about Orolia Maritime and its range of solutions, please visit www.orolia.com.

[1] Please see supporting factsheet for more details on each of these products and services.