Islands in the Antigua-Barbuda archipelago to be equipped by late October
MaxSea told MONS that the TIMEZERO system is being installed to protect a private island. The overall system will also include three X-band (8.5-10.68GHz) coastal surveillance radars provided by Furuno.
The TIMEZERO system uses software to federate a single Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP) from one or more coastal surveillances radars connected to the system, alongside imagery from optronics and information from the International Maritime Organisation’s Automatic Identification System interrogator/transponder equipment mandated for all vessels displacing over 3000 gross tonnes. In addition, TIMEZERO can manage Very High Frequency (30 megahertz/MHz to 300MHz) radio ship radio communications broadcasting automatic messages, such warnings to avoid a particular part of the coastline, alongside the transmission and reception of conventional voice traffic.
MaxSea told MONS that the TIMEZERO can federate the RMP from up to six coastal surveillance radars. As well as accepting X-band radars, the product can accept the RMP from S-band (2.3-2.5/2.7-3.7GHz) coastal surveillance radars. The firm added that, since the launch of TIMEZERO five years ago, the firm had supplied 150 examples, including to the World Wildlife Fund to aid the protection of the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Thomas Withington, Toulouse.