iVMS (inshore vessel monitoring) using inexpensive cellular networks rather than global satellite.

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:

  • Utilising a “global 3G SIM” which means accessing multiple global cellular networks with one SIM for maximum coverage without expensive roaming fees.
  • Robust casing and waterproof – IP67
  • Dual Mode of operation- When the iVMS has external power the internal batteries will be charged and it will operate in real-time sending GPS position reports. When external power is removed it will automatically switch to the preconfigured sleep mode on the internal battery reporting external power has been removed. Extremely low power consumption achieved by innovative battery management to preserve battery life.
  • Geofence mode of operation – the unit can change the frequency of transmitting GPS when entering a pre-configured geofence.  With every GPS message, the device sends the battery level it currently operates on and current temperature inside the unit.
  • Vibration sensor – for automatic security and motion detection.
  • Movement Detection – the unit detects when the vessel is moving.
  • Store and forward – the small and easy to install terminal can store up to 10,000 events when out of GPRS coverage then send them automatically when back in GPRS coverage.
  • LED Indicator light – installed in wheel house to indicate correct operation.

IRIS Mapping Application

AST also provide 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 monitoring, reports, polling, geo-fencing, the ability to change reporting frequencies as well as course history with remote access if required.

IRIS showing a geo-fence zone where change of reporting can be triggered if a vessel enters or leaves:

  • Technical Specification
  • Environmental Specifications

Technical Specification

Network availability – GSM/GPRS or Edge/HSPA+(3G)

Frequency Bands – Quad-Band (European 900/1800/2100, American 850/1900/2100)

Enclosure ABSPC water proof IP67 enclosure, rated UL94V-0

GPS – MTK 66 Channels

Dimensions: 7.3” x 2.8” x 1.6” (185mm x 73mm x 41mm) without solar panel and bracket

Weight: 9oz (255gr) without the batteries

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature: -4°F to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)

Storage Temperature: -22°F to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)

Charge temperature: 32°F to 113°F (0° to 45°C)

Humidity: 0 to 99% 110F (40C), non-condensing

Shock/Vibration/Mechanical: meets or exceeds EIA standard RS-316B 3G (operating), 20G (non operating) XYZ 3 directions. Meets SAE J1455.

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