Maritime solutions group Transas and navigation satellite system solutions provider Orolia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop solutions that integrate the latest in Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Search and Rescue (SAR) functionality.
Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will leverage products, technologies, vessel management, asset protection and emergency response to creative innovative solutions that continue improve operations and ensure safety of all involved.
Through its McMurdo Group operations, Orolia will provide the basis to build on SAR and MDA technologies including; distress beacons, satellite communications infrastructure, emergency and surveillance control centres and fleet management software.
Transas, one of the worlds leading e-maritime innovators, will cover the design and implementation of integrated navigational solutions, virtual modelling and augmented reality.
Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia said: “The maritime industry is in need of leadership to help unite a highly fragmented market that today consists of several custom-built, minimally interoperable systems.”
“This collaboration between two established global leaders will contribute to creating a more unified industry, one that is focused on convergence, interoperability and standardisation to further improve operations.”
“As part of our overall partner strategy, we are committed to working with leaders such as Transas to pioneer advanced solutions, influence new standards and drive technological innovation for the benefit of the entire maritime community.”
Whilst the partnership will include short-term business co-operation initiatives, such as sharing product portfolios, and leveraging sales channels, the primary focus will be on creating joint marketing and solutions development for the maritime industry.
This will include the development of advanced SAR-enhanced MDA systems.
By combining McMurdo Group beacon technologies and COSPAS-SARSAT/MESOAR satellite-based solutions with Transas traffic management and 3D simulation systems, the partnership hope to create a product with both increased navigational accuracy and safety proficiency.
Further research will go into the development of coastal surveillance and port management systems; augmenting Transas surveillance and port management offerings with McMurdo Groups advanced threat detection and web based fleet management.
“The joint initiatives and solutions we have identified thus far are just the start of many collaboration projects between our two groups,” said Valery Ermakov, CEO, Transas Group.
“As our relationship with Orolia expands, we will continue to serve our existing and prospective customers with offerings that remain on the cutting edge of innovation, functionality and performance.”
“We look forward to jointly educating the market, strengthening our global influence and delivering more value not just in the maritime industry but also in new markets such as immigration control, renewable energy, environmental protection and beyond.”