WatchKeeper Stands Guard Over Caribbean Resort Development

September 24, 2007

AXYS has won a contract for the supply of a WatchKeeper™ data collection buoy to a large Caribbean resort development company.  During the resort construction phase the WatchKeeper™ will provide crucial wave and wind data, allowing local construction managers to make timely vessel traffic management decisions.   Once the resort is up and running the buoy is expected provide real time weather data to local mariners and resort personnel.  A key feature of this buoy is it’s AIS (Automatic Identification System) capability.  The buoy can send its location and associated data, such as wave height or wind speed, at set intervals to any transiting vessel within a pre-defined radius.  This will greatly enhance the safety for all stakeholders in the region.

The 1.7m diameter WatchKeeper™ was chosen for this application because of its exceptional station keeping, long life expectancy and system expansion capabilities.  The solar-powered WatchKeeper™ can be outfitted with a variety of water quality and meteorological sensors.  Data from the sensors is collected by AXYS’ proprietary WatchMan™ data acquisition system.

AXYS Field Service Specialists will depart for the Caribbean later this fall to train resort staff and to help assemble and commission the buoy for operation.  Terms of the sale are confidential and have not been provided.


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