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SafetyNET moves to the web

Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat

Inmarsat has launched SafetyNET II, a service for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs) that forms part of an upgrade programme for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new broadcast and automatic reception service for Maritime Safety Information (MSI), extensively tested with six host countries before launch, enables MSIP’s to transition their communications to web-based messaging.

As a web-based service, SafetyNET II will allow for broadcast scheduling, continual monitoring, message cancellation, multiple text input methods, and other usability improvements.

Also now included are read-receipts, to allow Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel to know whether messages responding to distress calls have been picked up.

“SafetyNET II is an important and highly effective, next generation safety service,” said Peter Broadhurst, senior vice president, safety & security, Inmarsat Maritime.

“Direct input from MRCCs and other MSI providers was instrumental in developing and refining the solution to fit end-user requirements.”

“Most MSIPs are familiar with web-based interfaces which means the training requirement is lower. They can focus on new functionalities, such as the ability to schedule navigational warning repeat messages.”

SafetyNET II is supported from two custom-built and synced data centres, one in London, UK, and the other in Burum, in the Netherlands.{/mprestriction}

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