Much like some apps only working on either Apple or Android phones, certain sensors and pieces of monitoring kit will only work with a specific set up that is able to physically connect and then understand the information being collected.
We have been working hard on improving our router capabilities and are pleased to announce that we are deploying NMEA communications to our buoy previously located in Lulworth Cove.
NMEA is a data architecture that enables lots of different types of communications hardware and software to be connected in one place. The added capability will allow us to host a multitude of information and for instruments to work together, sharing the same data.
Once the deployment has been completed the onboard buoy network will have ethernet, NMEA, and edge processing capabilities, and therefore able to meet the requirements of a wide array of sensors.
James Thomas, CEO at JET, said: “This development means that the buoys are no longer going to require custom architecture for each use case as the system is much easier to configure. It can now connect with many applications on a plug and play basis. We are looking forward to getting this out to sea and adding to the capabilities of our systems as we continue improving maritime communications networks.”
The buoys are currently collecting sea state information, such as temperature, and transmitting the data directly to the cloud as well as to connected digital signs. Keep an eye on our website for details of the next deployment coming soon!