Maritime VSAT communications provider BlueTide Communications Corporation has launched a new application to monitor and manage vessels.
BlueVision app acts as a central touchpoint for fleet communication and enabling activities such as video streaming and deck snapshots, as well as instant contact with individual vessels.
The application offers 24/7 live video or request recorded video history of the deck and also allows users to take screenshots of any potential concerns and email the images from their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.
BlueTide managing director Emil Regard said: "Our goal was to provide as much interactivity with the vessel as possible and to enable the user to share information across corporate functions, as well as with their customers.
"BlueVision is targeted to our customers who are primarily in the office but who need to easily manage and view their fleet remotely."
BlueVision also permits customers to communicate with their bridge and engine rooms and contact BlueTide’s global network operating center for additional support.
The apps’ camera features provides greater security through delivering accurate recordings of the vessel’s back deck.
With this mobile app, users will have the ability to keep visual logs of load size, safety strapping and personnel, and also make real-time adjustments when needed.
GulfMark senior vice-president and CIO Lee Johnson said: "We’re excited about the operational efficiencies BlueTide brings to our fleet with these types of innovative mobility solutions.
"This supports our safe operations initiative of sharing safety best practice videos across our fleet."