FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) – At the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) will feature GOST Watch HD yacht security and monitoring systems integrated with products from leading manufacturers KVH® Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) and FLIR® Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR).
The new systems integrations will be on display in Electronics Tent booth 310-311 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, October 31-November 4.
GOST Watch HD VIP Series packages provide high definition surveillance using a high speed internet connection through the KVH line of mini-VSAT Broadband? systems, along with a penta-band GSM/CDMA cellular data communicator for use when in cellular coverage areas. The KVH mini-VSAT has a pre-configured intelligent “best use” network management switch that will automatically prioritize cellular data via the GOST G3G-GSM/CDMA communicator when inside cellular range and will automatically switch the data feed to the KVH mini-VSAT pipe when the boat is outside of cellular coverage.
The new GOST Watch HD VIP Series Packages include everything needed to remotely monitor all activities on board the vessel from anywhere in the world via computer or smart phone over the internet. There are several different packages available to meet the needs of yacht owners and crews. These packages combine the KVH and cellular data modules with the assorted line of GOST cameras and IVR recorders accessible over the internet. Watch live video of the yacht as it leaves the harbor or view activities in the salon, staterooms or engine room via the GOST Watch HD website or iPhone and Android apps. Cameras can be set to record clips to the website, based on motion detection and sent via email to the designated recipients. Camera motion detection can be armed and disarmed by using the included push button. The system can accommodate up to 6 cameras per login.
Vessels equipped with the GOST Watch HD System and FLIR M-Series thermal night vision cameras will have access to remote streaming video surveillance of onboard cameras. Customers will be able to completely control their FLIR M-Series cameras as if they were on board with a FLIR ‘puck’ on screen that looks exactly like the puck used for control on board. The easy-to-use, web-based pan, tilt, zoom and mode control interface on the GOST Watch HD website works like the control puck on board, with a few modifications that enhance the capabilities for remote surveillance. The most noteworthy of these modifications is a one touch “Surveillance Scan” button that instantly performs a peripheral sweep of the area immediately surrounding the vessel. GOST Watch HD allows users to remotely monitor up to six analog cameras per login at one time to capture activity onboard and around a vessel from anywhere in the world over the internet using any computer or smartphone. GOST Watch HD apps allow customers to access and view their cameras with the touch of a button from their iPhone or Android devices.
The award-winning M-Series is FLIR’s premier line of maritime thermal night vision systems. Single-payload (thermal only) and dual-payload (thermal and lowlight or color video) M-Series are housed in a rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure with 360° pan and 90° tilt fields for horizon-to-horizon visibility.
“We are really excited about these two integrations. They bring together three industry leaders and allow us to offer seamless global remote security, monitoring and surveillance solutions which provide complete peace of mind to our clients virtually anywhere in the world,” said Jay Keenan, President & CEO of GOST.
For more information about GOST Watch HD systems integrated with KVH and FLIR products, visit booth 310-311 in the Electronics Tent at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, www.gostglobal.com or call 1+954.565.9898.