Harwich Haven Authority upgrades to SIGNALIS STYRIS VTS

26 July 2017

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Harwich Haven Authority recently updated its Vessel Traffic Services system, which has been developed and installed by SIGNALIS, the maritime safety and security centre of competence of Airbus Defence and Space. The Authority, after review and consultation, opted to install STYRIS VTS, the third generation SIGNALIS Vessel Traffic Services system.

STYRIS VTS is based on modular system architecture, which allows seamless sensor integration and an ergonomic user interface to increase the performance for users. The system offers improved vessel monitoring and management capabilities to prevent vessel incidents and includes a managed monitoring and response regime that works around the clock.

Internationally considered one of the most advanced VTS systems on the market, the scope of the upgrade included the replacement of hardware, the installation of the latest version of STYRIS VTS AIS base stations and radar transceivers.

Neil Glendinning, CEO of Harwich Haven Authority, commented: “We have enjoyed a long and productive partnership with SIGNALIS for nearly 20 years.”

“STYRIS VTS provides us with improved capability to track and manage vessel movements within the Harwich Haven. It was important to us that the project was delivered in a seamless and efficient manner to ensure we didn’t experience downtime to our Vessel Traffic Service. After working closely with SIGNALIS our Business Systems and operations teams were able to facilitate a smooth transition. We now have seven VTS stations across two locations.”

“Harwich Haven Authority has set a very high standard for safety, security, efficiency and environmental stewardship.  As a system integrator, we select the best in class equipment for our systems to ensure safety, security and reliability” said Frédéric Mouret, CEO SIGNALIS. “Our long standing partnership ensures Port productivity is maintained (40% of the UK container traffic) whilst at the same time securing the local maritime environment. “

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About Harwich Haven Authority
Harwich Haven Authority, a Trust Port, was established by Act of Parliament in 1863 to safeguard the best natural haven on the east coast of England. The Authority has jurisdiction over the Haven Ports area covering the River Stour, the lower part of the River Orwell, Harwich Harbour and an area to seaward extending 12 nautical miles from the harbour entrance and covering 150 square miles, and delivers conservancy and pilotage services for this area.

SIGNALIS is the only reference in Maritime Safety and Security in the three key segments Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), Coastal Surveillance Systems (CSS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) for surveillance of O&G, Offshore & Shore based assets. Thanks to 30 years of experience and over 250 maritime safety and security systems delivered to fully satisfied customers including Port Authorities, Coastguards and Navies worldwide, SIGNALIS is well placed to provide tailored solutions to meet specific customers’ needs.

The SIGNALIS third generation single product line, called STYRIS®, is based on a modular System architecture allowing various sensors integration and user-friendly user interface to increase the performance of the operational user. STYRIS® is a unique system for collection, processing, consolidation, enrichment, distribution and display of data deriving from a wide range of maritime sensors such as radars, AIS, RDF, cameras, weather stations and sonars.

SIGNALIS’ unique software technology, developed in house specifically for maritime applications, can be tailored to satisfy the highest level of customer demands. SIGNALIS is the national champion, providing inter-agency cooperation capability to French Navy and the main national administrations involved in state sea operations with the French national coast surveillance system (SPATIONAV).

As per our User Centric Design approach, the involvement of our customers as key partners at every stage of the product development is one of the main added values STYRIS® provides, making it a true User leading edge product.