New Land-based Solution for Vessel Traffic Monitoring

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 1, 2017

  • Photo: Nobeltec
  • Photo: Nobeltec
  • Photo: Nobeltec
  • Photo: Nobeltec Photo: Nobeltec
  • Photo: Nobeltec Photo: Nobeltec
  • Photo: Nobeltec Photo: Nobeltec

 The developers of TZ Coastal Monitoring are calling the product “the first true turnkey solution for maritime surveillance.”

According to marine navigation software firm Nobeltec, part of FURUNO Group, its new TZ Coastal Monitoring ready-made packages provide the advantages of a standard system that covers most business requirements at a fraction of what it would cost to have such a system custom-developed.
The solution allows users to monitoring and identify vessels and other navigational objects, optimize port infrastructure utilization, detect illegal activity (terrorism, piracy, illegal immigration, illegal fishing), ensure collision avoidance, assist in search and rescue and in coastguard activities, and record and replay for administrative purposes.
TZ Coastal Monitoring, which offers native and advanced compatibility with most of the latest generation of Furuno Radars, is the only package that offers this level of integration with Furuno.
In addition, users stand to benefit from a system that has been tried and tested by other companies, and as a result avoid the typical problems that are encountered when new systems are implemented.
The standard system can, in many cases, be configured to better meet specific needs.
A video demonstration depicts an example of Radar Target Auto-Acquisition and Camera Tracking here.
Below are examples of the types of customers who have installed TZ Coastal Monitoring systems: 
  • Military: National Guard Sites in the United States / Special Ops Sites in South Africa / Kenya Navy’s Maritime Operations Centre sites along the Kenya coast / Portuguese Army - SEATEC sites in Portugal 
  • Ports: 3 ports in the United Arab Emirates / Philippines Harbor / Port of Bayonne in France
  • River Sites: US Army Corps of Engineers (Ohio River) 
  • Nature Reserves: 3 Galapagos Islands to WWF
  • Oil Platforms: 3 platforms in Venezuela / 1 platform in Malaysia
  • Fish Farms: 30 fish farm sites equipped in Norway and Chile

Additionally, the U.S. Navy is currently deploying multiple systems in combination with Furuno Radars to equip navies in Africa.

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