ConnectPoB location data handling and GDPR.

Martin 8 months ago • 3min. read.

Curious for how the ConnectPoB location data is used? While the data is not publicly accessible to anyone, it is important to disclose its real purpose, and how it is not used for disciplinary action.

The ScanReach Wearable tag
The ScanReach Mesh Node

Location data for safety, not discipline

ConnectPoB is a solution designed to improve the safety of crew members on board vessels. One of the key features of the solution is its ability to provide approximate locations for crew members in the event of an emergency. This allows for faster mustering and rescue efforts, which can be crucial in preventing injuries or fatalities. The wearable tag has a distress button to allow the crew to send an emergency signal to the bridge, starting a search & rescue operation.

However, it’s important to note that the solution is not intended to provide exact location data. Instead, the mesh network used by ConnectPoB is designed to provide an approximation of the crew member’s location. This is done for a number of reasons, including privacy concerns and the limitations of the technology used.

It’s also important to note that the solution is not intended for disciplinary tracking. The location data is only accessible to those responsible for the crew’s safety, and is not used for any other purpose.

How ConnectPoB works

The core principle of our ConnectPoB solution is to provide enhanced safety and PoB control. This is done through a wireless mesh network on board the vessel. Inside this mesh network, the crew will wear a small tag that pings their location to the nearest mesh node. Through this system, the ConnectPoB solution gain crew statuses and approximate locations. If there is an emergency, the mesh network and wearables will supply the rescue team information to reduce time wasted on searching while every second counts.

ScanReach GDPR handling

Cyber security

A strong point of the ScanReach mesh network is its cyber security, as the system is “on premise”. This means that the system is hosted on the vessel on the ship’s network, with only critical data leaving the ship into the ScanReach Cloud Service. We use the data for safety features, maintenance, and backup in the event of a system failure.

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