FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) – At METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) 2011 (November 15-17 at the Amsterdam RAI), Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST – formerly Paradox Marine) will launch GOST Europe to distribute its marine security and vessel tracking systems across the continent.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the President & CEO of GOST Europe is Mado van der Kamp, who is also head of Safe at Shore BV. “GOST products exceed all European quality standards and are ideally suited for the European recreational and maritime markets. I look forward to establishing strategic partnerships with installers and distributors with exceptionally high standards and excellent track records for professionalism and customer service,” van der Kamp said.
The launch of GOST Europe at METS also marks the European debut for three new GOST products and services.
GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring System GOST Phantom
The next generation GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring system with built in quad band GPRS/GSM Module replaces the GOST Marine Magellan head unit but will maintain compatibility with the full line of GOST wireless security & monitoring sensors, GOST Inmarsat Satellite GPS Tracking & GOST Watch Surveillance systems.
The system has a completely revamped sleek black design, a crisp blue LCD screen, and many enhanced capabilities – including the ability to report simultaneously via text message as well as traditional two-way voice. The unit can support up to 64 wireless sensors for security and monitoring and eight wireless relays to control virtually any AC/DC functions on board. Some of the wireless monitoring options available include high water in the bilge, Battery bank low voltage, loss of shore power, temperatures in bait/food freezers, smoke, intrusion and much more.
GOST Watch HD System GOST Watch HD
The GOST Watch HD System can remotely monitor and record all activities on board a yacht from any computer or Smartphone, anywhere in the world. Watch live video of your yacht as it leaves the harbor or view activities in the salon, staterooms or engine room from any pc or mobile phone with internet access. Cameras can be set to record clips to the website based on motion detection and sent via email or text message to your computer or mobile phone.
The new GOST Watch HD’s IVR (Internet Video Recorder) is similar to a traditional DVR with the added advantage of being accessible either locally or remotely via the internet. The 1 Terabyte IVR features looped recording of up to 6 cameras for up to 3 months (24/7/90). It features simultaneous viewing, either locally or remotely over the internet, of full motion live or recorded video from up to 6 cameras. Archived clips can be downloaded to a PC and burned onto DVD’s.
GOST Watch HD can be used as a stand alone surveillance system or as part of the GOST Insight HD System. A variety of cameras are available from GOST or the system can be an easy add-on to existing analog or thermal cameras on board.
GOST Nav-Tracker 4th Generation GPS Tracking Website GOST Nav-Tracker 4th generation Website
The new 4th generation GOST Nav-Tracker website is an advanced web-based application that allows users to monitor GOST’s wide range of Inmarsat satellite based GPS tracking, security & monitoring systems from anywhere in the world. GOST’s sophisticated technology now allows users to remotely control a relay on board their vessel to turn on/off any AC/DC function from the website, remotely over satellite by the click of a mouse.
GOST Nav-Tracker website users can choose from several geo-fence options, including alerts generated when a vessel travels outside a defined route or when a vessel enters or exits a pre-defined geo-fence. The new website will even allow users to view a history of the last 90 days of the vessel’s positions and to overlay a trace (breadcrumb trail) of their vessel, or fleet of vessels, with their exact current location and precisely where they have been.
The new site continues to offer the distinctive capability of two-way communication with the Nav-tracker unit. This feature is extremely important in the event the boat is stolen and needs to be tracked or loved ones are concerned about an overdue vessel. Users can arm/disarm the geo-fence, increase reporting intervals and even poll the unit to get the vessel’s exact position, latitude, longitude, speed and heading, in seconds. Enhanced capabilities now allow users to even drive a relay to turn on or off ANY A/C or D/C function on the vessel all from the website.