AssetLink Global Deploys Small Vessel Monitoring Solution (SVMS) with Contract in Suriname

Share Article

AssetLink Global LLC announces the launch of its Small Vessel Monitoring Solution (SVMS) to equip small-scale fishing vessels with satellite monitoring systems to track their location relative to fisheries and other boundaries and route distress calls.

News Image
“Using the AssetPack solar powered system has offered our clients a truly wireless solution with global coverage and many usages for safety, security and visibility of assets,” said Ryan Clarke, Owner and Director of Comprehensive Security Solutions, Inc.

AssetLink Global LLC announces the launch of its Small Vessel Monitoring Solution (SVMS) to equip small-scale fishing vessels with satellite monitoring systems to track their location relative to fisheries and other boundaries and route distress calls. This system will improve fisherman safety, enhance maritime security, and promote sustainable fisheries in the region. Affordable and easy to use, it enables the benefits of modern communications technology to reach smaller fishermen and their stakeholders.

The Suriname Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV), Under Directorate of Fisheries has informed local fishermen about the new SVMS system, which will be placed on their boats. The system has undergone several years of testing through a trial program.

The AssetLink SVMS system consists of an environmentally sealed, solar-powered, two-way AssetPack satellite tracking device easily installed on any vessel with no external power cables. The device is housed in a marine grade protective enclosure to protect against impacts, as well as a tamper detection switch that alerts in case of removal. It includes a marine-grade panic button in case of distress at sea. The AssetLink SVMS can be enhanced with external power connectivity, audible alarms and other sensors to comply with other regulatory mandates.

“Using the AssetPack solar powered system has offered our clients a truly wireless solution with global coverage and many usages for safety, security and visibility of assets,” said Ryan Clarke, Owner and Director of Comprehensive Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS), the local VMS provider supporting the project.

Operating on Iridium’s pole to pole satellite coverage provides a continuous connection, no service interruptions, and complete vessel traceability even when far from shore or in remote coastal areas. The device features configurable reporting parameters, allowing the fisheries manager to customize the location transmit rate for each fishing vessel remotely, as well as an on-board geofence to immediately send a notification and alert when the vessel enters and exits specific zones. The on-board geofences can also be used to automatically change reporting configurations without the need for manual intervention.

The AssetPack is configured out of the box to send reports from every few hours up to every 15 minutes (more if supplemental power is supplied) with location, time, speed, and heading. It has a simple on/off and mounting process and can be reconfigured over the air, allowing fisheries managers to simply install the device right out of the box. On shore at the control center, fisheries managers have complete fleet visibility, allowing them to comply with various regulatory requirements, develop sustainable fishing programs that ensure fishermen’s livelihoods, and aid in safety and rescue activities.

“Complex VMS and AIS systems have existed for years, with numerous benefits for government and commercial organizations but few direct tangible benefits for smaller fishermen themselves. The technology costs of these systems have been out of reach for smaller vessels and countries that have the highest need. We are pleased to be able to bring our solution to this market and support a sustainable global fishing economy and, most importantly, support safety of human lives,” said David J. Goldstein, President & CEO of AssetLink Global.

The devices are integrated with operations of the Sub-Directorate Fisheries Suriname, Coast Guard Suriname, and the local VMS provider Comprehensive Security Solutions (CSS), Inc. Fishermen are being trained on how they can handle the SVMS device.

About AssetLink

AssetLink is a fast-growing technology and satellite company connecting the physical world of industrial field operations to cloud analytics platforms, via intelligent satellite-enabled hardware and a unique cloud computing stack. Building best in class GPS satellite, cellular, and sensor-interface hardware for global geolocation and complex sensor monitoring, we expand enterprise connectivity and help the core of our economy – energy, transportation, construction, and agriculture – do more with less. Satisfied customers include industrial, Fortune 500, and government enterprises worldwide. AssetLink connects enterprises with their equipment and assets, no matter how remote.

Contact AssetLink Global:
Phone : +1 (303) 862-8745
Email: sales(at)assetlinkglobal(dot)com
Web: http://www.assetlinkglobal.com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Elizabeth Beauchaine
Visit website