WatchStander Non-Lethal Antipiracy System Ready for Market

first_imgWatchStander LLC, October 31, 2013 zoom WatchStander LLC, a maritime security systems company, announced today that it has completed development of a fully automated system designed to prevent gangs of pirates and other unwanted individuals or groups from boarding ships.The object of the system is to make it more physically intolerable for the criminals to approach the ship and to persuade them to abort their attacks. The video and data from all incidents will be archived for subsequent transmission to the data centers of the shipowner and WatchStander for training and evidential purposes.The system is designed to keep the attackers beyond the range of their guns and thereby protect the ship and its crew from potential danger. “What makes our system unique is that it disrupts the attack without burdening the crew in a way that is affordable,” states company President David Rigsby.The fully automated WatchStander system, which combines intelligent software with a range of non-lethal countermeasures and is, has been satisfactorily tested on a number of ocean-going ships over the past 6 months and is now ready to be installed on ships in the commercial fleet.The system uses a cost-effective high resolution radar to automatically identify surrounding traffic and assess their behavior over time to identify hostile targets. The system then operates non-lethal countermeasures to respond to the threats if they continue to approach the ship.The system is based on technology developed by the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University for use by the US Navy and adapted for use on commercial ships and other maritime installations such as oil-rigs under contract for WatchStander LLC.WatchStander has an exclusive license from the ARL to use its patented intelligent control technology to develop cost effective solutions of a legal and non-lethal nature, and market them to the commercial shipping and oil and gas industries.WatchStander will use the services of various maritime installers to put the system on board ships that operate through the high-risk areas and maintain and service them. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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Government insists it will not agree to close SAITM

He said that if the university students continue to protest it is only they who will stand to lose. “It is clear like the sun and the moon that we will not shut down SAITM,” he said. The Government insisted it will not agree to demands to close the SAITM private campus in Malabe.High Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told reporters in Kandy that the students who have been protesting against SAITM must return to their classes. The Minister said that the issue related to SAITM is now before court and the Government will respect the final court ruling and act accordingly. (Colombo Gazette)

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