The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,600 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the biggest yacht races in the world. The timed race starts in Cowes and runs southwestwards to The Needles Light, southeastwards to St. Catherine’s Point; northeastwards to the Bembridge Ledge Buoy and then northwestwards back to Cowes.
LIVE AIS FEED
For the first time, Comar Systems – in association with Marine Traffic – provided a live AIS feed of the race on their website. The AIS feed was monitored by the RNLI and the race safety boats during the race. Land-based Comar SLR350Ni type receivers were placed at strategic locations around the Isle of Wight. These AIS receivers – equipped with WiFi and ethernet connections – relayed the received AIS data in real-time over the internet to the AIS server based at Marine Traffic. In turn, these data were combined and returned as an internet feed which could be viewed live.
AIS is a VHF radio technology which, when combined with GPS technology, allows vessels to “see and be seen”. It is probably the most significant development in navigation safety since the RADAR. AIS has the tremendous advantage in that it is low-cost and does not need direct line-of-sight in order to work, unlike RADAR.
Sister companies COMAR SYSTEMS and MARINE DATA SYSTEMS are pleased to announce that they will be attending the 11th edition of the IMDEX ASIA 2017 Maritime Defence Exhibition at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 16-18 May 2017.
COMAR and MARINE DATA – both part of the Katon Ingram Group – will have a prime location in the UK Pavilion, a grouping organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) – Defence and Security.
The 3-day conference and exhibition promises to showcase a huge range of marine products and services, presenting excellent networking opportunities. COMAR will be showcasing the latest in AIS vessel tracking equipment – the SLR350Ni Intelligent Network Receiver with Wi-Fi.
MARINE DATA will be exhibiting their latest Sunlight Readable Multi-Function Display – the MD75MFD. Of course, staff will be on hand to discuss all your enquiries.
NAVAL WARSHIP DISPLAYS
IMDEX 2017 has been organised in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore Navy’s 50th anniversary. The Exhibition will be a platform for Singapore’s first-ever International Maritime Review, with the largest gathering of naval and coast guard ships from around the globe that Singapore has ever hosted. 30 warships from 20 navies are confirmed to attend IMDEX 2017. Another key attraction to the show is the technology seminars and demonstrations, where attendees will get an in-depth understanding of the design and technological considerations behind the products and solutions on show and be able to exchange ideas with presenters face-to-face.
IMDEX Asia 2017 will host two strategic high-level conferences: the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC 2017) and the International Naval Engineering Conference @ IMDEX Asia (INEC@IMDEX Asia 2017), where leading experts and academia from around the world will discuss issues related to maritime security and present the latest technologies on naval platform design and developments.
Come and see us; we are exhibiting in the UK Pavilion, Stand No. T01
We look forward to meeting you!
Sea Asia 2017 – South East Asia’s premier maritime conference and exhibition – will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore for its 6th Edition. In conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week 2017, this show will bring together leading ship owners, offshore operators, ship managers and shipyard procurement teams from around the globe.
COMAR and MARINE DATA – both part of the Katon Ingram Group – will have a prime location in the British Pavilion, a grouping organised by the UK’s Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).
The 3-day conference and exhibition promises to provide a plethora of diverse marine products and services, with vast networking opportunities. COMAR SYSTEMS will be showcasing the latest in AIS vessel tracking equipment – the SLR350Ni Intelligent Network Receiver with Wi-Fi. MARINE DATA will be exhibiting their latest Sunlight Readable Multi-Function Display – the MD75MFD. Of course, staff will be on hand to discuss all your enquiries – or just to chat and share a coffee!
Sea Asia enjoys strong support from government agencies and key trade associations, firmly establishing itself in the marketplace as the leading platform for both the global and local maritime and offshore communities to explore business, network and unveil new products and services.
Come and see us; we are on Stand No. L1-K07E.
We look forward to meeting you!
Comar Systems will be sharing a stand at METS 2016 with our sister company, Marine Data Systems. Comar’s complete range of AIS products will be at the show. Come and visit us in the British Pavilion on Stand Number 03.150
Comar Systems Ltd now part of the Katon Ingram Group of Companies
Since June 2015, Comar Systems Ltd is part of the Katon Ingram Group of Companies, based outside of Newport, Isle of Wight, alongside Marine Data Systems. The two Companies benefit from technical collaboration and the extensive environmental testing equipment located at the facility.
Group Chairman Tim Ingram said:
“I am delighted to bring the Comar team into our Group. Comar has been at the forefront of AIS technology design and manufacture for many years and we are investing further to ensure Comar products remain at the leading edge.”
Comar Systems Showcase
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Comar Systems at SMM 2016
Comar Systems will be at SMM 2016 – the leading international maritime trade fair.
The show takes place 6th-9th September in Hamburg.
Comar Systems at Sea Works 2016
Comar Systems will be at Sea Works 2016.
The show takes place 14th-16th June at Mayflower Park, Southampton, UK.
Comar Systems now part of the Katon Ingram Group
Comar Systems Ltd is now part of the Katon Ingram Group of Companies. The operation is moving to Katon Ingram facilities outside of Newport, Isle of Wight where Marine Data Systems, another Katon Ingram Company, are based. The two Companies will benefit from technical collaboration and the extensive environmental testing equipment at the facility.
Group Chairman Tim Ingram said “I am delighted to bring the Comar team into our group. Comar have been at the forefront of AIS technology design and manufacture for many years and we will be investing further to ensure Comar products remain at the leading edge.”
Comar SLR300N Network AIS Receiver for Coastal Monitoring Applications
Connected to a PC, via the industry standard RJ45 Ethernet connector, the SLR300N enables AIS data to be viewed directly, or shared on a local network. The unit can also be mounted at a remote location and AIS data sent via the Internet to a fixed IP address for use on a dedicated server.
The SLR300N has been specifically designed for use by the professional market and uses the well proven and internationally specified Comar high sensitivity dual channel parallel receiver.