Following a presentation at the recent Yachting Cluster at the Yacht Club of Monaco, MARSS CEO and founder Johannes Pinl met with Le Gazette de Monaco to discuss the latest developments in security technology for Superyachts.
"We are one of the few technological companies in Monaco, and our products are developed here".
MARSS offer high-technology security products developed by his team of engineers. Although the majority of their work focusses on protecting critical infrastructure, military assets and large private residences, MARSS have installed a number of systems onboard commercial vessels and private yachts in recent years.
NiDAR | A flagship system
MARSS have developed NiDAR, a software backbone that integrates many different sensors and hardware to give yacht crews a better picture of what is going on in their environment at any time. The system is intelligent, using specially developed algorithms that analyse data to identify potential threats to the vessel from the air, surface or underwater.
Johannes explains: "Traditionally, these different sensors would standalone and would not be able to share information with a wider system. As an integrated and automated system, NiDAR is able to pull data together from separate pieces of hardware into one place".
MOBtronic | Man-overboard detection
Another product that can also be installed on a vessel is MOBtronic a man-overboard detection system and tracking system, which is a combination of radar and infrared cameras installed on the side of the vessel, originally developed for the cruise ship industry.
"The big problem for the large cruise ship companies is passengers falling overboard. With our system, we can detect a fall in real time and take action to rescue the passenger from the water within a few minutes". Says Johannes.
MARSS will be displaying both NiDAR and MOBtronic during the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show (26th - 29th September) at the state of the art facility overlooking Port Hercule. To arrange a demo please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.