m1600 System Features
The m1600 system provides continuous, global surveillance and can be configured:
• to report at a range of intervals (minutes to days)
• to report at variable rates (e.g. in-harbor, at-sea, geo-fence)
• to report with a standard or advanced format (includes SOG, COG)
• to record positional data (available for interrogation)
• over-the-air by the National FMC (via SkyMate)
There is no means for crew to change the reporting interval. The position reporting communications protocol is closed and secure (absolutely no spoofing).
Position reporting with m1600 also includes Fleet Tracking. This online map-based service gives fleet managers and shipowners the ability to know exactlywhere their vessels are.
With reliable, global satellite connectivity, the m1600 is able to sent and receive electronic forms at anytime, from anywhere. This system will allow users to transmit forms to the shore, and helps increase the efficeincy of billing and information flow.
The m1600 can be used to send and receive emails anywhere in the world. The Communications Hub has its own SMS phone number (via Twillio), allowing a user, when off-shore, to message any other SMS device on-shore, over the satellite connection.
Through the browser UI, the m1600 will provide global weather, on demand, for any location at sea. For example, the Point Forecast weather reports include wave heights, wind speed/direction, barometric pressure and temperature.
The user can request contact with a Search and Rescue service by activating the SOS function (via the KeyPad). The m1600 connects directly to the SAR and provides a two-way messaging capability. While the SOS is active, the m1600 continually reports the vessel position to the SAR.
The m1600 sentry accessory provides the user to have up to 16 sensors monitored. These sensors can be monitored by a custom set of rules such that when a sensor event happens, and email or SMS is sent (emergency notifications). Sentry also provides a daily status report of the sensors configured.