BlueTraker® VMS

Manufacturer : EMA Group

  • Tracking, Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance of Fishing Vessels
  • 72 Hour Operating Autonomy
  • Dual Communication Channel
  • eLogbook Ready
  • Simple, User-Friendly VMS Combination of Devices and Services
BlueTraker VMS product photo on white background
BlueTracker VMS solution how it works
BlueTracker VMS Saftey and Security diagram
BlueTraker VMS product photo on white background
BlueTracker VMS solution how it works
BlueTracker VMS Saftey and Security diagram

BlueTraker® VMS


Manufacturer : EMA Group

  • Tracking, Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance of Fishing Vessels
  • 72 Hour Operating Autonomy
  • Dual Communication Channel
  • eLogbook Ready
  • Simple, User-Friendly VMS Combination of Devices and Services
BlueTracker VMS solution at sea

Tailored for 21st Century Vessels

BlueTraker® VMS transponder is a communication terminal specifically developed to monitor fishing vessels globally. It uses hybrid satellite and GSM/GPRS communication channels to transmit position, speed and heading in real-time to the fisheries management authority. BlueTraker VMS transponder can also send catch reports as well as fishing effort data from our BlueSenz range of sensors. Moreover, the BlueTraker VMS transponder offers bidirectional communication between vessel and Fisheries Monitoring Center via Bluetooth using our smartphone application (BTApp) or through ConBox 2018 LCD device.

Truly Global GPS Tracking

The onboard BlueTraker VMS device collects vessel positions using GPS satellite signals and sends them together with speed, heading and sensor data to the telematic data server.

  • All-in-One Integrated Terminal
  • All electronics inside a single terminal housing: Central Processing Board, GPS/GLONASS receiver, GPRS modem, Iridium modem, backup rechargeable battery
  • Truly Global Coverage
  • Iridium enables tracking fishing vessels with the BlueTracker VMS wherever they might be, including Sea Area A4, for truly global tracking of even dispersed fleets
  • Real-Time Communication
  • Two-way communication is available in real-time, allowing information to be relayed once every 15 minutes
  • Hybrid Communication Channel
  • Can be configured according to several reporting schemes with economic option to use satellite communication channel while navigating high seas and GPRS in coastal or GPRS covered waters
  • Security & Safety
  • Integrated mechanical, electrical and electromagnetic safety and security features to avoid tampering/fraud and providing mariner safety, including IN-PORT and ALERT buttons
  • Data Encryption & Authentication
  • Prevents unauthorized data modification, by using asymmetric 256bit key authentication; Checks authorization rights assigned to all periphery prevents to avoid sending unauthenticated external data
  • Embedded Geozones
  • Minimum (100), geographical areas (polygons and associated rules) in the form of geofences can be remotely uploaded, edited, activated and deactivated for each terminal
  • Flexible Options, Fixed Monthly Costs
  • A solution for vessels at sea needing global communications at an affordable price
  • Remote Sensor Monitoring
  • Variety of connectivity and integration possibilities offers a virtually unlimited number of onboard gear sensors to be monitored directly from the customer's site
  • Over-The-Air Software Upgrades (OTA)
  • Upgrade software wherever and whenever to constantly keep the VMS running at its full capacity

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Product Specifications and Certifications

Technical Specifications

Mechanical
Field Label Field Value
Dimensions ( L x W x H ) 198 x 198 x 67 mm
Weight 1140 g
Environmental
Field Label Field Value
Operating Temperature Range -25 to +60 (Standard); -40 to +60 (Arctic) ℃
Operating Humidity Range 10 to 100 (Including Condensation) % RH
Storage Temperature Range -25 to +70 ℃
Durability Standard MIL-STD-810G
Ingress Protection IP68 (Depth 6m, Duration 30 min)
Vibration Standard IEC 60945:2002, 5 Hz - 13.2 Hz Sweep Sine, Displacement 0.001 m, Sweep Rate 0.5 oct/min; 13.2 - 100 Hz Sweep Sine, Acceleration Amplitude 7 m/s-2, Sweep Rate 0.5 oct/min
Antenna
Field Label Field Value
Antenna Design Custom
Type Integrated, Low Profile, Low Elevation, Optimized, High Gain
RF Interface
Field Label Field Value
Frequency Range 1616 to 1626.5 MHz
GPS
Field Label Field Value
Accuracy, Positional 5 m
GPS TTFF Cold start 28 s, Hot start < 1 s, sensitivity -167 dBm @ tracking s
Battery
Field Label Field Value
Capacity 5300 mAh
Battery Type Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Power
Field Label Field Value
Input Voltage Range 9 V DC to 36 V DC
Network
Field Label Field Value
Additional Networks GSM/GPRS Channel: Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Global SIM, supplied with the transponder

Certifications

Fully Approved and Certified

The BlueTraker VMS terminal is fully compliant with the laws and regulations covering vessel monitoring systems based on the experience gained from the fisheries industry. All BlueTraker terminals are IEC 60945 certified and comply with IP68/IP69K. The terminals have been designed to comply with the highest security & safety requirements expected of the customers, making the installation as tamper-proof as possible.

Compliance Approvals, Certifications, & Standards

  • IEC 60529/IP68 – Water and dust ingress protection; European product safety CE mark
  • IEC 60945 – Maritime electronic navigation and communication equipment and systems
  • MIL-STD-810G – Operating temperature test
  • ISO 7367-2:2004 – Electrical transients along supply lines
  • ISO 16750-2 – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment – part two; electrical loads – load dump
  • ICE 60068-2-1 – Low temperature functional test
  • Germanischer Lloyd Type Approved
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping Type Approved
  • U.S. Coast Guard Certified
  • DNV GL Type Approved
  • VTU Type Approved

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Resources

Case Study
Last Updated
Size
Document Name
Case Study: Keeping Fishing Vessels in Compliance
File Name
CS_Keeping Fishing Vessels in Compliance_061121.pdf
Vendor
EMA Group
Description
Case Study - Iridium Connected vessel monitoring system provides monitoring and control of fishing vessels.
File Type
PDF
File Size
1.12 MB
File Version
3.0
Date
June 11, 2021 12:00 AM EST
Applications
Tracking, Vessel Monitoring System
Related Products
Iridium 9602 Module, BlueTraker® VMS
Related Services
Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT, Maritime

BlueTraker® VMS

The onboard BlueTraker VMS device collects vessel positions using GPS satellite signals and sends them together with speed, heading and sensor data to the telematic data server.

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