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iVMS (inshore vessel monitoring system) is a generic term for a VMS vessel tracking and monitoring system and solution using inexpensive cellular 3G/GSM/GPRS networks rather than global satellite.
Inshore vessel monitoring systems (iVMS) are remote asset tracking systems typically used to monitor artisanal or smaller fishing vessels under 12 meters working closer inshore for the sustainable management of MPA (Marine Protected Areas), closed areas and inshore fisheries. The ability to use inexpensive multiple cellular networks for maximum coverage, combined with store and forward technology (buffer position report and transmit when in coverage) means VMS solutions using cellular are now a viable alternative to satellite for inshore or artisanal fishing fleets.
With cellular coverage extending as far as 12 nautical miles from the coast, one size does not fit all. AST offers a range of satellite communications solutions from remote asset tracking systems to a simple to use SMART phone VMS monitoring APP downloaded onto a fisher’s phone, to a mains power independent solar-charged satellite communications iVMS solution through to an advanced UK MMO (Marine Management Approved) Blue Traker iVMS with winch sensor technology.
AST`s range of satellite communications remote asset tracking iVMS solutions that can be tailored to your fishery’s inshore vessel monitoring requirements:
The AST iVMS Xtreme is a cellular-based vessel remote asset tracking and monitoring solution specifically designed for surveillance of inshore small scale artisanal fishing fleets or mobile assets in harsh environments.
The low maintenance rugged AST iVMS Xtreme Inshore Vessel Monitoring System will provide you with reliable high-frequency position reporting.
iVMS (inshore vessel monitoring) is a satellite communications solution for VMS vessel asset tracking and monitoring using inexpensive GPRS networks rather than satellite.
This solution has been certified and approved by the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) and IFCA (Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority) for iVMS in the UK.
Suitable for tracking and monitoring fishing vessels under 12 meters typically working closer inshore for the management of inshore fisheries.
When the device is outside GPRS coverage, the Blue Traker iVMS stores all the position reports and forwards them once back within GPRS coverage.
The new “GPRS only” iVMS device has the same robust IP67 platform and housing as the VMS+ but with the addition of remote wireless diagnostics and over the air upgrade capability, reducing the need for support personnel to visit the vessel.
Typically used to monitor smaller fishing vessels under 12 meters working inshore for the management of MPA (Marine Protected Areas), closed areas and inshore fisheries.
Our iVMS ATX series of terminals is tried and tested in the fisheries sector with the following main features:
AST also provides IRIS, a secure mapping platform that has been developed to receive and display in real-time the received vessel positional data.
IRIS provides real-time vessel asset tracking, monitoring, reports, polling, geo-fencing, the ability to change reporting frequencies as well as course history with remote access if required via satellite communications.
The AVMS GPS cellular tracker is designed for fishing vessels or assets with no mains power. It is entirely self-sustaining on only solar power, 365 days a year even on short winter days with less than 6 hours daylight sending high-frequency position reporting at 3-minute intervals. It is tough, robust IP 67 waterproof and dustproof form factor is resistant to UV, salt and impacts. No maintenance required and fit and forget methodology.
Provided as part of AST`s suite of solutions is GAP (Global Alerting Platform), an advanced, resilient (web-based - hosted in the cloud) vessel monitoring and tracking system application with a wide range of asset alerting/reporting functionality. GAP is satellite communication enabled, scalable and future proof way of a multitude of GSM and satellite GPS tracking devices are already integrated into it.