iVMS (inshore vessel monitoring system) is a generic term for a VMS vessel tracking and monitoring solution using inexpensive cellular 3G/GSM/GPRS networks rather than global satellite.
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. Utilising 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 for inshore or artisanal fishing fleets is now a viable alternative to satellite. With cellular coverage extending as far as as 12 nautical miles from the coast, one size does not fit all and AST offer a range of solutions from a simple to use SMART phone VMS monitoring APP down loaded onto a fishers phone, a mains power independent solar charged iVMS solution through to an advanced UK MMO (Marine Management Approved) Blue Traker iVMS with winch sensor technolgy.
AST`s range of iVMS solutions that can be tailored to your fisheries requirements:
- iVMS Guardian – SMART phone vessel monitoring APP
- AVMS – entirely power self sufficient, advanced solar charging, cellular tracker with built in GPS
- iVMS Xtreme – extremely robust IP67 housing tracker with built in GPS
- BT iVMS – advanced cellular tracker with built in GPS and optional winch sensor technology