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Roll-out of improved BigOceanData vessel tracking system at SMM

Roll-out of improved BigOceanData vessel tracking system at SMM
UK-based company Globavista has introduced new functionality to its vessel tracking, management and port monitoring system BigOceanData (BOD) at SMM.

BOD was first launched in early 2016 and can now incorporate Notices to Mariners which are displayed as a background service on maps. Users can choose to access all NTMs, or select them by one or more sub-categories, namely: precautionary area, caution area, restricted area, depth area, harbour area, dredged area and anchor berth.

Distance tables and hurricane warnings have also been added to enhance BOD’s routing capability. These can be integrated with vessel speed data to automatically update and display ETAs, with triggers set to notify if these deviate from original ETAs.

A BOD Mobile version optimized for mobile devices has also been introduced. The company says this delivers all the key features of the desktop version, including the fully interactive map with its Google Earth and C-Map overlays plus current and historic vessel positions and information, weather data, piracy and other security alerts, and zones, and can be accessed via any connected smartphone or tablet.