PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today announced the availability of its PortVision TriMode™ workboat fleet management and business intelligence service. The web-based solution extends the company’s PortVision AIS-based offering to include two-way cellular and satellite service for messaging and position reports, and uses least-cost routing to cut overall expenses in half as compared to legacy satellite-only alternatives.
“Traditionally, fleet owners relied only on expensive satellite airtime for vessel reporting and messaging,” said Dean Rosenberg, PortVision chief executive officer. “By integrating AIS, cellular and satellite capabilities into a tri-mode solution, PortVision is able to significantly increase fleet visibility and enhance maritime business intelligence, while saving our customers up to 50 percent in hardware and airtime costs.” PortVision’s TriMode service seamlessly integrates least-cost routing across three communication paths, including:
- AIS for real-time reporting of the fleet and other
- AIS-enabled vessels when near shore or in-port
- Cellular for near-real-time reporting at very low cost whenever a vessel is within a cellular coverage area
- Satellite for guaranteed reporting and text messaging whenever cellular is unavailable