Cambridge, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 13, 2012 -- In this 100th anniversary year of the Titanic, the recent Costa Concordia disaster illustrates that despite the many improvements in maritime safety in the intervening century, avoidable deaths continue to haunt us. In such situations, the speed of the rescue process has proven to be a key determinant of survivability, but this is hampered by a total lack of information about passenger and crew locations, necessitating a slow and painstaking room by room search of the vessel.
With this in mind, Cambridge based Voyage Manager and Omnisense have teamed up to develop the world's most advanced system for locating passengers and crew in real time, aimed at improving response times in the case of an emergency and reducing the chance of fatalities.
The system delivers an easy to use, easy to manage method for tracking the location of people as they move about a ship, one which places no additional demands on its users. This is essential as it's by achieving near-100% usage rates that the value of the system will be maximised in the case of an incident.
"The technology developed through this partnership will not only benefit passenger ships, but also cargo and production vessels, as well as on-shore and off-shore oil installations" says John Scott, CEO of Voyage Manager.
"Our systems for sensing position and behaviour are uniquely flexible and easy to deploy, providing added assurance in the ability to account for everyone on board in the case of an incident. We are delighted to be working with Voyage Manager. " says Andy Thurman, CEO of Omnisense.
About Voyage Manager
Voyage Manager is a Cambridge, UK based travel technology company specializing in automated travel tracking and monitoring solutions.
The Voyage Manager travel tracking solution is a suite of online services that provides businesses with a flexible, easy to use and cost efficient platform for managing and monitoring employee travel. These services are completely automated and accessible from any location by web, SMS and mobile phone.
Omnisense has identified a real market need for systems that locate and position devices without the cost and complexity of installation required by current products. Growing from already mature and patented techniques created by the Omnisense team, in the Series 500 product we have increased mobility and flexibility, resulting in locating systems which are particularly easy to deploy to a wide range of environments, both indoors and outdoors.