WatchStander Nonlethal Antipiracy System Ready for Market

MarineLink.com
Monday, October 28, 2013
Photo courtesy WatchStander

Maritime Security systems company WatchStander LLC announced that it has completed development of a fully automated system designed to prevent gangs of pirates and other unwanted individuals or groups from boarding ships.

The object of the system is to make it more physically intolerable for the criminals to approach the ship and to persuade them to abort their attacks. The video and data from all incidents will be archived for subsequent transmission to the data centers of the shipowner and WatchStander for training and evidential purposes.

The system is designed to keep the attackers beyond the range of their guns and thereby protect the ship and its crew from potential danger. “What makes our system unique is that it disrupts the attack without burdening the crew in a way that is affordable,” said the company’s president, David Rigsby.

The fully automated WatchStander system, which combines intelligent software with a range of nonlethal countermeasures and is, has been satisfactorily tested on a number of ocean-going ships over the past six months and is now ready to be installed on ships in the commercial fleet.

The system uses a cost-effective high resolution radar to automatically identify surrounding traffic and assess their behavior over time to identify hostile targets.  The system then operates non-lethal countermeasures to respond to the threats if they continue to approach the ship.

The system is based on technology developed by the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University for use by the US Navy and adapted for use on commercial ships and other maritime installations such as oil-rigs under contract for WatchStander LLC.

WatchStander has an exclusive license from the ARL to use its patented intelligent control technology to develop cost effective solutions of a legal and non-lethal nature, and market them to the commercial shipping and oil and gas industries.

WatchStander will use the services of various maritime installers to put the system on board ships that operate through the high-risk areas and maintain and service them.

watchstander.com
 

Maritime Reporter November 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

U.S. Drillers Cut Rigs to Lowest since August

Energy companies have reduced the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States to the lowest since August, shifting more rigs in favor of natural gas as crude prices dive,

Equinox Class Scrubber Systems Receive Certification

Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma”), the largest Canadian shipowner and operator of domestic Great Lakes vessels announces that it has received all requisite

Wärtsilä, Diesel United Renew Pact

Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines.

Marine Equipment

Equinox Class Scrubber Systems Receive Certification

Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma”), the largest Canadian shipowner and operator of domestic Great Lakes vessels announces that it has received all requisite

Delta "T" Hooks for Offshore Customer

Gaining further ground into the offshore crane market, Delta "T" Systems supplied Cranston Eagle hooks to crane manufacturer Appleton Marine, Inc.   These cranes

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines.   Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed

Electronics

Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Installed on Delos

Eco Marine Power together with strategic partners has installed an Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) integrated with a marine solar panel array on-board the Blue Star 'Delos'.

New Videoconferencing Kits Offer Medical Lifeline

DigiGone, a communication solution provider specializing in secure video transmission, introduced its new remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications.

L-3 MSI Supplies Navigation for the Oasis Class

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) has been awarded a contract to provide its NACOS Platinum navigation system, including an integrated dynamic positioning system,

Maritime Safety

Italy Ending Med Sea Rescues

Rights groups warn of risk of more deaths; EU mission Triton will have more limited scope. Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines.   Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed

Software Solutions

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines.   Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed

AVEVA E3D Takes Center Stage

Customer case studies combine with advances in asset visualization and cloud technologies to showcase a new era in the creation and management of complex Digital Assets.

Marlink, Palantir Enter IT Services Partnership

Marlink and Palantir AS have signed a strategic partnership agreement that aims to improve access to IT services in the maritime industry. Palantir’s IT products

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2501 sec (4 req/sec)