Satcom provider Satcom Global has announced a strategic partnership with software company AnsuR Technologies to deliver satellite-optimised remote visual support services to ships at sea.
AnsuR’s ASIGN system is an interactive tool which allows users to send photos and video clips in a bandwidth-efficient manner, allowing the sender and receiver to interact with each other at the optimum level of visual detail and resolution dependent on the connection.
The company also offers an application called ASMIRA, a customisable streaming video system designed for use over satellite that enables live video on data connections of 200kbps or lower.
“Photo and video communication can make a significant impact on decision making, especially when influencers and decision makers are not co-located with the operator,” said Paul Gudonis, Chief Strategy Officer at AnsuR.
“The maritime sector presents some of the harshest working conditions on the planet, often with very limited access to connectivity for the operator. Together with Satcom Global we aim to improve safety, working practices and operational efficiency through the delivery of visual communication solutions to maritime and land-based customers.”
Satcom Global says that it envisages a variety of maritime applications for AnsuR’s technologies on shipping, oil and gas, and fishing vessels, supporting key activities on board involving maintenance, safety and security, remote inspection and monitoring.