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21.02.2013 - Technology from Bavaria for coastal safety in India in cooperation with Indian partner

In a long-term cooperation Weatherdock AG from Nuremberg through its Indian partner is to supply detection devices to the Indian government to safeguard the Indian coast against infiltration of “enemies of the state”.

Being on line with your water front borders is essential in the new world order. The scenes of the 26/11 bomb attack on a Luxury hotel in Mumbai, a few years ago, are doubtlessly still fresh in all our minds. Investigations have shown that the assassins were able to remain unnoticed in a small fishing boat and to enter Indian territorial waters and the port. Experts around the world have expressed their concern on the vulnerability of water front assets being “easy targets”. Thus the localization of these small fishing boats or for that matter any small craft is becoming increasingly important worldwide.
With an aim to use technology to monitor small crafts the Indian government has been one of the 1st governments to exploit the versatility of TDMA based radios in the localisation of vessels which are traveling within a 12 mile zone off the coast. This offers the possibility to detect potentially dangerous vessels among the large number of fishing boats. A project has been approved by which every small ship or fishing boat, which approaches the coast from the open sea or travels in coastal waters, automatically sends its identification, current position as well as tack and speed via TDMA radio signal. This results in a “friend or enemy” identification.

International tender – Franconia is awarded the contract
As the result of a Global tender, the Franconian Weatherdock AG has been awarded the first partial contract with a total sales volume of several million Euros within the next 3 years. Apart from Weatherdock AG six other companies, some of them very large well-known international companies, participated in this tender. [...]




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29.02.2012 - easyRESCUE aboard the MASERATI during record-breaking journey in the footsteps of Columbus

The team MASERATI of the Italian sailing legend Giovanni Soldini and his German navigator Boris Herrmann has set the first long-distance record across the Atlantic.

The 70 feet yacht MASERATI, which has been tuned especially for the record hunt, took exactly 10 days 23:09:02 for the route of 3,884 sea miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador on the Bahamas. With this, they followed in Columbus' footsteps, who traveled the same route in 1492 - albeit at a substantially slower pace!

Aboard the MASERATI is an AIS S.A.R.T. "easyRESCUE" for each crew member. The small and compact emergency transmitter has three different release mechanisms. Next to the classic manual triggering there is an automatism, which is triggered upon full water contact; it is, however, not triggered by splashing water. The third trigger function is another atomatic release via magnetic switch with a rip cord. The device is attached to a pocket of the sailing suit. As soon as the bladders of the suit inflate in an emergency the rip cord blasts the magnetic switch away and hence the device activates itself.

Already at the previous Barcelona World Race, in which Boris Herrmann took part, all teams, participating in the non-stop-regatta around the world, were equipped with the easyRESCUE from Germany at Boris Herrmann's desire.

„Being the manufacturer we are delighted when such professionals like Herrmann and Soldini rely on our products, especially in extreme situations!" says Alfred Kotouczek, board spokesperson of the Weatherdock AG from Nuremberg.

We hope that the future record attempts of team MASERATI will be equally successful and that the emergency equipment will never have to be used.


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12.07.2010 - easyAIS-IS

Good made better!
The easyAIS-IS is an evolution step forward of the well known easyAIS by Weatherdock AG located in Nurnberg in Germany. This new AIS receiver has an integrated splitter and a signal amplifier to make the usage of AIS data on board much more comfortable.

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11.01.2010 - First AIS based maritime emergency channel

Saving lives simple now with AIS - easyRESCUE
The Easy Rescue is a personal AIS transmitting beacon. With a built in GPS it transmits an emergency AIS-SART sentence which triggers an alarm on all AIS enabled chart plotters / PC’s within range, along with the Lat/Long of the victim. The GPS is a new generation fast acquiring type and the VHF AIS transmitter repeats the message and position several times per minute. This enables all vessels within range to assist with the rescue if they have an AIS receiver or transponder. Here, the chances of survival are greatly increased.

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05.11.2009 - Int. Boat Trade Fair Duesseldorf 2010

Weatherdock Inc. is on target fort he BOOT 2010
During the world largest yacht and boat show, the BOOT2010 in Duesseldorf, Weatherdock Inc. will be on location there with a own booth in hall 11 – B27. From the 25th up to the 31st of January three new products will be presented to the interested general public. One of these products, the easyRESCUE is a world premiere. Weatherdock would like to show by this commitment how important it is to push the technical equipment level even on pleasure boats to greater hights – for safety reasons.

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