Network Innovations provides Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) to enable commercial vessels to monitor GPS, course and speed.

VMS helps to ensure compliance with fishing regulations and other government compliance requirements for vessels.  Additionally, our vessel monitoring systems aid in search and rescue to improve safety at sea.

Network Innovations provides both Inmarsat and Iridium based systems for vessel monitoring and tracking applications:

The TT-3027D with 3606XP Platinum VMS features an integrated GPS/Inmarsat-C unit. The unit is factory pre-configured for NMFS VMS operations (non-Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (non-GMDSS)).The TT-3027D Platinum VMS includes a marine-grade monitor with keyboard and integrated mouse. Satellite commissioning services are provided by Network Innovations personnel.

Automatic GPS position reporting starts after transceiver installation and power activation onboard the vessel. The unit is an integrated transceiver/antenna/GPS design using a floating 10 to 32 VDC power supply. The unit is configured for automatic reduced position transmissions when the vessel is stationary (i.e., in port). It allows for port stays without power drain or power shut down. The unit restarts normal position transmission automatically when the vessel goes to sea.

The TT-3027D provides operation down to ± 15 degree angles. The unit has the capability (if so configured) of two-way communications to send electronic forms and to receive e-mail and other messages. A configuration option is available to automatically send position reports to a private address, such as a fleet management company.

To use the TT-3027D, the vessel owner will need to establish an Inmarsat-C system use contract with an approved Inmarsat-C communications service provider. The owner will be required to complete the Inmarsat-C Registration for Service Activation for Maritime Mobile Earth Station. The owner should consult with Network Innovations when completing this form. Network Innovations personnel will perform the following services before shipment:

  1. Configure the transceiver according to OLE specifications for vessels issued permits to operate in the Western and Central Pacific Fishery;
  2. download the predetermined NMFS position reporting and broadcast command identification numbers into the unit;
  3. test the unit to ensure operation when installation has been completed on the vessel; and
  4. forward the Inmarsat service provider and the transceiver identifying information to OLE.