Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 -- Macheen Inc., a leading mobile cloud application service provider for connected devices, today announced DAB Loodswezen has successfully deployed Lenovo Mobile Access Pinpoint Services, powered by Macheen, to achieve reliable and uninterrupted mobile access to real time data delivered to shipboard laptops via mobile broadband.
The North Sea is dangerous and difficult to navigate with some of the heaviest commercial shipping traffic in the world. Ships must contend with heavy sea lane traffic across a complicated and treacherous series of sandbanks and inland waterways. Not only are billions of dollars of cargo at stake, maritime accidents can put people and the coastal ecosystems at risk. To ensure these vessels pass safely, expert pilotage services are required. The maritime pilots of DAB Loodswezen are both the traffic cops and the safety patrol for commercial shipping in the area serving the Flemish ports.
“Our pilots rely on real-time data to guide our customers’ ships faster and more safely,” said Michel Vanden Auweele, DAB Loodswezen’s assistant operations manager. “But 85 percent of the time our ships are in roaming areas. Not only is roaming costly, but the transition across carriers causes outages that tend to happen when our pilots are in demanding situations and can’t be distracted. We needed to solve this problem because the more up-to-date and accurate information our pilots have, the better they can anticipate and deal with situations,” Vanden Auweele said.
DAB Loodswezen deployed a Lenovo Mobile Access Pinpoint Service to enable seamless, continuous and secure mobile broadband coverage over its entire area of operations. This Pinpoint Service offers a customized zone not bound by geographical constraints, which enables uninterrupted connectivity and predictability in monthly mobile data costs. Now DAB Loodswezen’s service coverage is always in its “home zone”, eliminating roaming charges and putting an end to dangerous drops in connectivity caused by signal switching between Belgian and Dutch carriers.
“Although we still have to change carriers, we’re getting quicker connections to more reliable providers,” Vanden Auweele said. “All pilots have very good coverage in their working areas. The improvement was significant, especially for our sea and coastal pilots.”
Now with Lenovo Mobile Access Pinpoint Services, DAB Loodswezen meets its own exceedingly high standards of safety and efficiency and can accurately predicts connectivity costs.
Macheen Inc. is a leading global mobile application service provider for connected devices and services. Its flexible cloud-based platform enables innovative mobile business models and connected service offerings that can be tailored to individual device and market segments. Macheen is unique in providing a flexible platform for new mobile broadband subscription models for bundled access, sponsored content and fine-grained enterprise connectivity. Macheen has service in over 80 countries, with local service in 11 countries. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Macheen maintains wholly owned subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom.
Alison Guzzio, Macheen, http://www.macheen.com, +1 (610) 925-2761, [email protected]