Apr 7, 2021
ScanReach becomes member of the Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster
ConnectPOB allows instant localisation and efficient
rescue team involvement. Safety and efficiency hand in hand.
During emergency situations, onboard ships and rigs, gaining POB control is a top priority.
Conventional solutions and procedures are mainly analogues, based on manual headcounts and paper sheets. This is a time-consuming and complicated process often leading to dangerous situations and potential loss of lives. Time used on identifying and locating missing personnel leads to delays in mobilising assistance and providing potentially life-saving treatment.
Connect POB utilises smart ‘low power’ wireless IoT sensor technology providing onboard emergency response teams with an immediate overview and position of all personnel in real-time. This information can be shared with different parties – such as fleet management offices, shipowner offices, insurance companies, coastal services and rescue departments – through cloud-based services, enabling enhanced decision support and assistance during emergencies.
One of the everyday key benefits is efficient muster training.
If the Gangway automated registration is added on, the person required for manual registration can be utilised for other tasks.
Key product features
Provides efficient location of personnel. Counting mustered personnel. GDPR and personal data are handled safely.
No cables are required. The nodes are connected through a wireless mesh. Signals are not disturbing other instruments.
The solution cost is based on a subscription plan, making it easily accessible for tight budgets.
Our solution is rigged to be easily integrated. Data files can also be exported to Excel.
Wearables have 2 years of estimated battery life. When due, new wearables are included in the subscription plan.
Certified in compliance with the requirements of the ATEX Directive and the IECEx Scheme by DNV GL Presafe. Our Quality System is in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and EN ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018. With this certification, ScanReach is an approved Ex Product Manufacturer.
Connect wirelessly to people and assets onboard any vessel, and get the benefits of efficient emergency handling, training and operations.
Designed to deliver an instant situation overview with the user’s goals in mind. Get instant notification on the bridge and operation centre if an incident with personnel requires rescue. Real-time positioning provides faster first aid assistance. The rescue team’s movement can also be followed.
The building block for full Onboard Wireless Connectivity. In case of communication blackouts, the system is operating with real-time information through the UPS system. Wireless nodes can also be mounted in greasy environments.
Personal distress alarm and tracking during emergency and training. The bracelet/wristband is IP67 certified, which means it can be worn at all times. It is lightweight and user-friendly.
For your safety!
Frequently Asked Questions
Man kNo. Your movements on board the vessel will not be available with a name for those managing the fleet from onshore, only through a numbered signal providing one person’s location. The bridge on board have access to your name, but not for monitoring. You will only be monitored for safety purposes. The ConnectPOB bracelet is to increase your safety on board. Sometimes saving a life is only a matter of seconds. The system will considerably reduce the time needed for the rescue team to localise you.
Hold the alarm button for +1 sec if you are in distress. The wristband sends out simple signals so that the rescue team can quickly find out where the person is.
The bracelet is IP67 certified and can be worn at all times, also in the shower. The nodes can be delivered with a protective capsule in environments such as the engine room and on open deck.
No, it can be worn as a necklace also. However, we recommend the wrist for better access in case of distress. Also, the chance of misplacing a bracelet is larger if not worn on the wrist at all times.
Yes, if the crew wears the bracelet, then their location will be sent to the bridge (and onshore if desired).
Yes, in most cases when you also have an exercise that includes search and rescue, a significant amount of time will be saved. You will continuously see the number of persons that are in their mustering location, and if there are any who are not moving in the right direction.
Counting at the mustering station takes place automatically and immediately when the persons arrive at the specified mustering place. The locations of the crew members who have not mustered are displayed in the system so that they can be assisted to their mustering location.
Cost depends on the size of the vessel, the number of crew and the coverage needed aboard the ship. We offer an annual subscription solution that can be renewed annually. With us you avoid long binding contracts. Please contact our sales department for an estimate.
A typical installation of ConnectPOB will take somewhere between 3-5 hours depending on the number of nodes and the size of the ship. It is important that the IT department / supplier has prepared network accesses so that ConnectPOB has access to the network and to ScanReach’s cloud solution.
The Plug&Play means that the installation is mainly carried out by the ship’s own crew with support from ScanReach Support. Installation can also be accomplished during vessel operation.
The nodes have built-in battery backup for 36 hrs. The system computer which is connected to the ship’s network should be backed up by UPS power like other critical onboard computer systems. This way the network will be up and running in case of blackout.
DNV-GL IP 66 & 67 (watertight), -25°C to +70°C / -13°F to 158°F
FCC, CE/RED (sub-Ghz & 2,4GHz)
Atex & IECEx
Faster and better coordinated emergency handling and response
Reduced time spent on search and rescue
More efficient and higher quality safety training
Potential reduction of insurance costs
Fewer ineffective and inaccurate manual routines
Meeting customer expectations for safe operations
Make an impact
Our mission is to increase personnel safety, vessel performance and contribute to a more sustainable future.
We strive to be a trusted partner. This is always our guide through the way we do business and act in relation together with our clients. Our guidance is our policies and values to reach this goal. We make a huge effort to be in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. Our products are type-approved and certified.
Our goal is to transform the Maritime and Offshore Industry by developing new and groundbreaking digitization technology.
We are committed to a sustainable future through the way we work and act as a company and not least through our technology and solutions in use by the maritime industry.
Experience a live customised demo, get answers to your specific questions, and find out why ScanReach technology is the right choice for your vessel.
We look forward to showing you how our platform allows you to stay safe and competitive.
By: Jacob Grieg Eide
“There are as many, and more, upside economic consequences of a great safety culture as negative financial consequences of poor safety practices. It’s quite obvious which side shipping companies should be on, and our mission is to help them,”
says John Roger Nesje, chief executive of Norwegian wireless technology pioneer ScanReach.
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