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MEDS: Get Connected & ProtectedMEDS: Get Connected & Protected ate last year Radio Zeeland DMP facility’s existing camera system or one SIGMA 1100 launched MEDS, and advanced provided by Radio Zeeland DMP – so The company also launched SIGMA
Lmonitoring system that integrates that not only is an alert triggered, but im- 1100, an engine data display unit spe- laser sensors, day and night vision cam- mediate image veri? cation is provided. ci? cally designed to make the job of eras and software to alert crew or author- “Nobody sits around and watches monitoring engine parameters easier on ities in a safety or security event. CCTV all day,” said Leone. He said that crews stretched thin. The unit is compact “MEDS (Maritime Early Detection when the sensor trips, the camera starts and able to read out two engines at the
System) is designed to be a security and recording 15 frames before sot that the same time, visualizing the information a tracking product,” said David Leone, event is provided in a continuous loop. on screen.
president, Radio Zeeland DMP. The user of the system then sees a split “The SIGMA 1100 can provide valu- “It can be used as it is in the cruise line screen: real time video as well as the able data quickly, especially when ves- industry for man overboard, or an anti- roll-back video showing the original sels have two different engines,” said piracy device, or if a ship owner wants event that triggered the alert. This pro- Leone. “Using the SIGMA 1100, data to monitor the deck of a supply vessel, or vides the operator with immediate ac- such as fuel consumption, coolant tem- the legs of a rig to determine when there tionable intelligence, as well as a means peratures or RPM are easier to interpret is a supply boat approaching.” to determine early in the process if it was with its intuitive pictograms that vary ac-
The proprietary core of the system is a a false alarm, such as a large bird ? ying cording to function.” laser sensor that transmits up to 82 me- through the sensor ? eld. The unit features three types of page ters at 190 degrees, designed to be used “There are many products that provide layouts: a main page with a ? xed tem- as a stand-alone or in concert with a web security monitoring, but MEDS is dif- plate to show the I/Os, an overview page of sensors providing total coverage of a ferent as it provides a total package of that is customizable for digital numeric larger area. monitoring on virtually every aspect of readouts, and an alarm page that will
The sensors are networked with a cam- the vessel,” said Leone. send out an alert if a digit goes beyond a era system – which can be the ship or pre-de? ned level.
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