Real-time meteorological data, current speed, current direction, & water levels
Choice of telemetry & sensor options
Able to transmit data over AIS transponders
Environmental data play an important role in port operations. Access to timely and meaningful information can assist decision-makers faced with planning, operations, security, and safety.
The AXYS Port Sentinel™ is a self-contained and fully automated weather and water level station that can be deployed in key locations in a port or along its approaches to facilitate vessel traffic management operations. Typical sensor configurations provide wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, current speed, current direction and water level (tide).
A unique feature of the AXYS PortSentinel™ is its ability to transmit over AIS transponders, as mandated by the International Marine Organization (IMO).
The AXYS Port Sentinel™ system was designed to interface with all IMO type-approved AIS Class A transponders and to complement the available information with environmental data. This data can optionally be combined with data collected from AXYS MetOcean buoy systems to provide a complete picture of the meteorological and oceanographic conditions as well as water levels.
Collected information can be broadcast in real time to vessel traffic management (VTMS) centers, pilots, port managers, ship operators and bridge crew.
AXYS Technologies works closely with manufacturers of Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) to ensure that environmental information can be displayed using the most commonly distributed software packages.
AXYS Data Management System (DMS) and optional AXYS-APS secure portal for accessing and managing data remotely and in real-time.
Port Sentinel Controller:
The WatchMan500™ architecture is a key building block of the payload system proven in Environment Canada’s Weather Buoy Network.
The WatchMan500™ continuously monitors all sensors and outputs AIS-compatible message types at a user-specified interval.
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